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Highlights from UCF’s First Big 12 Media Day

Knights take the stage at JerryWorld

NCAA Football: Big 12 Football Media Days
Gus Malzahn is interviewed during Big 12 football media day at AT&T Stadium
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Thursday was the UCF Knights’ first-ever appearance at Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Head coach Gus Malzahn and five players — QB John Rhys Plumlee, WR Javon Baker, OL Lokahi Pauole, DE Josh Celiscar and DT Ricky Barber — represented the Knights in the program’s first formal media appearance before a Big 12 audience.

Malzahn joined ESPNU’s set for an exclsive interview:

Also joining the crew: QB John Rhys Plumlee

And Josh Celiscar:

Ultimately, Media Days are more of a show than anything, but for UCF, it’s yet another first in a season of firsts — and being on that stage in that venue is another indication of where the program is now, and how far it has come.

If there were any questions about whether UCF belongs on that stage, they have officially been put to rest with this event.

We are now fewer than 50 days from the kickoff of the Knights’ first-ever Big 12 football season.