Mike Bianchi: Former USF coach Jim Leavitt has become one of UCF’s biggest admirers

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Orlando Sentinel

It’s true. I swear. It’s really, really true. Jim Leavitt, who is historically UCF’s most hated rival, is now one of the Knights’ most vocal admirers. The man who once tried to keep the Knights down is now actually talking them up. Leavitt, the former coach of USF, was in Orlando last week and attended UCF’s monumental 45-3 victory over then-15th ranked Oklahoma State. During the game, he tweeted a photo of himself with a buddy (an Oklahoma State) from inside the Bounce House with this caption: “At UCF game. Big 12. It’s sad that USF isn’t at this level. Great atmosphere. UCF did it right. …” …

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