With the first batch of college football games just around the corner, we want to bring star quarterback McKenzie Milton to your attention. Milton used to start for the University of Central Florida (UCF) before he was seriously injured at the end of the 2018 season, but according to this recent Associated Press report dated 5 August 2019, Milton might be joining the coaching staff at UCF. We’re familiar with the term “student-athlete”; this is the first time, however, we’ve heard of a “student coach”! Here is an extended excerpt from the AP report (edited by us for clarity):

Milton and the upstart Knights have brashly roiled the college football establishment the past two seasons, going 25-1 [and] proclaiming themselves national champions after [the undefeated 2017 season] …. Whether UCF can [win games] without Milton’s magical play-making is one of the most intriguing stories of the upcoming season. But make no mistake, the guy everyone around Central Florida football calls KZ will contribute to the Knights’ next chapter. “He’s going to take this year as a coaching role. Absolutely,” second-year UCF coach Josh Heupel said. “And so working fundamentals with our quarterbacks during the offseason. Kind of being in charge of that. Approaching it as a coach in his preparation. He’ll be a part of game planning. I fully expect him to bring ideas to the table, too. He’s not going to sit there and not do that. He did that at the end of last year in the conference championship and bowl games. He’s going to be a critical part.”

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About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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