On the heels of the most historic football season in school history, UCF opened its spring practice on Friday morning full of hope for achieving similar success in 2011.

The Knights return seven offensive starters, including Conference USA Freshman of the Year Jeff Godfrey at quarterback, and four key defensive starters as UCF aims to win its third C-USA title in five years this fall. The 2010 Knights finished the year ranked No. 20 in the USA Today Coaches poll after going 11-3 with a win over Georgia in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

The Knights added to that squad with what Rivals.com ranked as America’s No. 39 signing class and the best nationally of any school not a member of an automatically qualifying BCS conference. Several key members of that highly-touted class will be participating in spring drills including junior college standouts Toby Jackson, Jose Jose, Terran Buck and Ray Cottman, all of which are already on the Knights’ two-deep.

All practice sessions will take place either on the team’s outdoor practice fields or inside the Nicholson Fieldhouse, depending on weather. The April 16 Spring Game will be played at Bright House Networks Stadium at 2 p.m. and serve as the highlight of a typical full day of festivities in and around the stadium.

Fans are reminded that there is NO photography or videography allowed at practice and are kindly asked to not describe UCF football practices in online public forms.

  • Friday March 18, 9-11 a.m.
  • Saturday March 19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Tuesday March 22, 9-11 a.m.
  • Thursday March 24, 9-11 a.m.
  • Saturday March 26, 1-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday March 29, 9-11 a.m.
  • Thursday March 31, 9-11 a.m.
  • Saturday April 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Tuesday April 5, 9-11 a.m.
  • Thursday April 7, 9-11 a.m.
  • Saturday April 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Tuesday April 12, 9-11 a.m.
  • Thursday April 14, 9-11 a.m.
  • Saturday April 16, 2 p.m. (Spring Game at Bright House Networks Stadium)
  • Practice dates and times subject to change