Following weeks of some UCF Knights’ football players lobbying for Jeff Lebby to be named their new head coach, a handful of them took to social media to express their support for the new hire, Gus Malzahn.
The former Auburn head coach finalized his deal with UCF on Monday morning, multiple sources confirmed.
UCF’s newest players had the most to say Monday morning following the announcement.
“Not gonna lie idc who the coach is at this point I’m just ready to get to work,” said Brandon Adams, a DB from UCF’s 2021 recruiting class.
WR Marlon Williams met the news with some skepticism at first, evident in a tweet that said, “what??” preceded by three facepalm emojis that has since been deleted. He then tweeted, “Offense gotta put up similar numbers..wanna see my boys eat.”
Here’s what new signees and current and former UCF players had to say about Malzahn’s hire.
Not gonna lie idc who the coach is at this point I’m just ready to get to work— BRANDON ADAMS (@bjthegoat_2) February 15, 2021
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run it— KD (@KaliaDavis20) February 15, 2021
Let’s Ride Coach https://t.co/IYErL4QhGD— (@_OneSeven__) February 15, 2021
UCF is a wonderful place , keep God first and continue the legacy https://t.co/5H0Sp7JtpG— Tay Gowan (@focused_4) February 15, 2021
Lets get too work— Tatum Bethune (@fvo56) February 15, 2021
Let’s get it ! https://t.co/YcoCpMdye1— K9️⃣ (@kadeemsin) February 15, 2021
Let’s do it https://t.co/TBvzClsFud— K2 (@kaedinrobinson) February 15, 2021
new head coach, who dis? #GKCO— ☆ (@TheJG__) February 15, 2021
Not gonna lie, don’t hate it honestly ♂️— Mac Loudermilk (@macmilk15) February 15, 2021
Offense gotta put up similar numbers..wanna see my boys eat— Marlon Williams (@TheReall__6) February 15, 2021
Daniella Medina is a contributing writer for Black & Gold Banneret. Follow her on Twitter @danimedinanews.