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Topic Title: UCF QB McKenzie Milton's journey, in his own words: 'I got hurt for a reason'
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 11/27/2020 10:41 AM
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Central Floridave

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I read that ESPN on downfall of fsu. Jimbo fisher was the cause. Letting criminoles on the team then knowing he was leaving and stopped recruiting.


UCF @USF 3:30pm today. ESPN. Hope to see McKenzie get in and take some snaps. Maybe, or maybe not.


 11/27/2020 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by: Central Floridave

I read that ESPN on downfall of fsu. Jimbo fisher was the cause. Letting criminoles on the team then knowing he was leaving and stopped recruiting.





UCF @USF 3:30pm today. ESPN. Hope to see McKenzie get in and take some snaps. Maybe, or maybe not.


Jimbo most dif put the screws to FSU. He spent a TON of money on new buildings and stuff ..... pretty much sucking the donors dry, making it VERY hard to sign a top flight replacement coach. Then left the player cupboards barren.



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 12/03/2020 07:11 AM
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McKenzie Milton will go down as one of the best players in the history of the UCF football program. On Thursday he announced he'd be leaving to pursue his dreams and gave a hearty thank you to Knight Nation.


 12/03/2020 01:21 PM
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Playing for someone else or hanging it up?

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 12/03/2020 01:26 PM
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"Plans to enter the transfer portal." Still dreams of playing in NFL.

Speculation that he might land under former UCF Coach Frost at Nebraska.


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 12/03/2020 02:19 PM
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"It's been something I've been thinking about since the beginning of the season--because I knew I was on track to be able to play again," says Milton.

"I came to Coach Heupel during the bye week in November - I didn't want to blindside him at the end of the season.

"With the trajectory of our team, Dillon has earned the right to be our quarterback. And yet I have one shot to chase a dream.

"If I was a coach, I couldn't make DG take a back seat. He's earned it. But, at the same time, I want to play, too.

"I told Coach, 'It's hard, one of the hardest things for me to do. but it makes the most sense.'

"I tried to think about it more logically than emotionally because I bleed black and gold - this is where my heart is at. At the same time, I've got one shot to go get it.

"Coach got emotional--I love him, he loves me. I think maybe I caught him off-guard - but it's just one of those things.

"It's DG's team now - I feel like the torch is passed. He's gonna take it to a whole 'nother level.

"I've watched college football all my life, and any time I've ever seen two quarterbacks compete it hasn't worked out. DG is like a little brother to me--and with the trajectory he's on, I wouldn't want to slow down his momentum.

"I don't think anything could come between DG and me - but I felt it was the best decision for both sides."

 12/03/2020 05:14 PM
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FSU had success with 2 QBs (Jimmy Jordan and Wally Woodham) from 1977-1979, but KZ isn't old enough to remember that.
 12/03/2020 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by: CurtisEflush

"Plans to enter the transfer portal." Still dreams of playing in NFL.



Speculation that he might land under former UCF Coach Frost at Nebraska.


Your boy Scottie Frost needs someone to help save his job. He hasn't even come close to smelling a winning season in Lincoln and Husker fan is very soon going to stop giving even this most favorite of sons any more leash.



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 12/04/2020 08:15 AM
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Frost and Milton could be the redemption story of next year. It's high frame for sure.

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 12/04/2020 08:16 AM
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Yeah, I don't know if Frost would be there long enough to see KZ out of his eligibility. If I were Coach Frost, I wouldn't bet my job on a QB with that injury and lack of field time the last 2 years. Likewise, if I were KZ and wanting to play in the NFL, I wouldn't be looking at Nebraska.

I wish them both the best, but they're both gonna need a lot of the right breaks. KZ will have to land somewhere with the right fit.
 12/04/2020 01:06 PM
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What a made for tv story though. It could be the alchemy they both need.

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 12/04/2020 05:40 PM
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That would be some kind of comeback story. Scott Frost said a couple weeks ago that he would hire McKenzie for his coaching staff. He is definitely going that route into coaching. I can see him coming back to UCF has a head coach in the future like Scott Frost went back to his Alma Mater to be the savior. Lord knows Cornhusker football is a cult-ish religion in Nebraska. What else they got?

Nebraska AD recently said Scott Frost isn't going anywhere as along as he is AD. So, they gonna have to crucify him also.

Dillon Gabriel is a better Qb than McKenzie is in my opinion. He is much more accurate passer and smarter with the football. McKenzie is a Manziel like-clone and gunslinger risk chancer. Dillon is the pocket passer that can hit a receiver anywhere on the field. Not as effective of running but does at sneaky times. McKenzie with the ball in his hand the play is never dead and is exciting to watch. But, NFL, prob not. Dillon Gabriel is NFL caliber like Tua. I wish McKenzie the best but he is doing the right thing by transferring, and not more to play, but to have a better resume at coaching. He stated that is what he wants to do. Frost likes to have a back up Qb clip board holder. He has really helped Gabriel in the past two years with that and is just as part of Dillon's Gabriel record setting two year career. Breaking Daunte Culpeppers freshman records to holding the #1 offense in the NCAA this year.

 12/05/2020 07:37 PM
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He's a great guy and adversity has revealed his great character. But he's aging out and I agree their first string starter is just better. Their are lots of variables here that will make this interstinf and worth following.

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 12/13/2020 03:58 PM
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Milton is transferring to FSU.

 12/14/2020 09:52 AM
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WTF. Poor bastard.

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 12/14/2020 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by: Central Floridave

Milton is transferring to FSU.


We'll take him! Pretty sure we are like one transfer away from accepting walk ons!
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