The former national champs have hired a coach that's taken a team to the national title game.
With former head coach Josh Heupel leaving the program to become the next head coach at Tennessee, UCF needed a new head coach, and they made a splash, hiring former Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn.
In eight seasons at Auburn, Malzahn had a 68–35 record and led Auburn to the 2013 national title game against Florida State, also winning the SEC title that season.
"I'm thrilled to be the head coach at UCF, and I'm truly looking forward to being part of Knight Nation," Malzahn said in a release. "It's exciting to be head of a program where the future is extremely bright. I will be hitting the ground running in terms of getting to know our team and everyone else connected with UCF. Our goal is to be ready to win championships."