O'Leary leaving Vikings to coach U of Central Florida Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune
Published December 8, 2003 OLEA09
The University of Central Florida has hired Vikings defensive coordinator George O'Leary as its next head coach, team officials confirmed, and the appointment is expected to be made official this afternoon.
O'Leary likely will remain with the Vikings for the duration of the season but could split time between jobs. He was traveling to Orlando on Monday and unavailable for comment.
UCF has been pursuing O'Leary for more than two weeks, but O'Leary repeatedly downplayed his interest in the job. But athletic director Steve Orsini, who worked with O'Leary at Georgia Tech, continued to pursue him and nearly doubled his initial offer.
The Orlando Sentinel reported O'Leary and his staff will be paid more than $2 million, with O'Leary receiving at least $700,000.
Considering the Vikings' woes on Defense, perhaps a part time coordinator isn't what the doctor ordered. Congrats to O'Leary, though.
11-3, made the playoffs 2 weeks ago with the best record. Just glad the Vikings finally won after they have been playing HORRIBLE, and just want to rub it into the Seahawk fans.
QB's: C Pennington, E Manning
RB's: S Alexander, R Johnson, Kevin Jones, Lee Suggs, W Green, T Henry
WR's: C Johnson, L Fitzgerald, R Gardner, D Jackson, D Terrell, P Burress
TE's: K Winslow, J Witten
K: S Janikowski
Baltimoron wrote:Seahawks are proof that no matter how many weapons you have on offense, your team can't overcome a horrible defense.
...Kind of reminds me of a team that has been in Minnesota the last five or six years. I think they wore purple or something. Terrible defense! Lot's of bad seasons... What was that team again...? Y'know, I think I've seen them this year a few times and their defense was still awful!
'CUNA-MANIA IS RUNNING WILD! "You will be a king here, instead of a peasant at the Cafe."
Canadian Seahawk wrote:I am sure my Seahawk bretheren AwwwC. has my back on this one,,,but anyhow,,,you guys have been talking PB's all year so how's this one,,,a pb match for this weeks game but,,,,,,,the loser has to wear his paperbag untill his team qualifies for the playoffs (officially) or untill seasons end. so Who's up for it....its on your track and we allllllll know what Seattle is like on the road. Bring it don't sing it.
There is the original deal. A viking fan tried to make it beyond THIS year. The original PB match WAS to wear a PB until your team qualifies for the playoffs (or until the end of the season, I assume).
No welching, Seahawk fans! PB's until the Seahawks are in!