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New UCF coach Josh Heupel looks like a perfect unproven fit for Knights

New UCF coach Josh Heupel looks like a perfect unproven fit for Knights

The most obvious thing about UCF’s new football coach is his resemblance to the old one, except for one thing.

A Russian preschooler could pronounce “Scott Frost.” As for “Josh Heupel,” even professional American wordsmiths can’t totally agree.

Various stories noted his name is pronounced “High-pel,” “High-pull,” and “Hype-ul.”

They all sound pretty much the same, so it’s nothing to get tongue-tied about. But the pronunciation mystery is fitting in a UCF kind of way.

The school could have played it safe with this hire. Gone are the days when the Knights had no shot at getting an established coach whose name everybody knows.

Like say, Kevin Sumlin.

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