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UCF coach fires 2 defensive assistants, staffer

ORLANDO – Central Florida coach George O’Leary has fired a pair of defensive assistants and a football staffer.

O’Leary announced Sunday that defensive coordinator John Skladany, linebackers coach Al Seamonson and director of player personnel Albert Boone will not be retained.

This was Skladany’s second stint with the Knights, having previously served as defensive coordinator in 2007. He left to coach at Houston in 2008, before returning in 2010. Seamonson joined the staff this season.

The changes come two days after the Knights finished the season 5-7 and failed to qualify for a bowl berth after winning the Liberty Bowl last season.

The Knights were ranked 11th in the nation in total defense and topped Conference USA. But O’Leary has called that misleading and expressed overall displeasure with their performance.