Central Florida, as it’s already been announced, will be down a defensive tackle as Jose Jose (awesome name) has been released from the team “due to disciplinary actions.”
While coach George O’Leary wouldn’t elaborate on the departure, Jose himself offered more of an explanation to the Orlando Sentinel last night — albeit a brief one.
“Honestly … I really didn’t want to have to leave or get kicked off the team,” Jose said. “But coach … he is a hard-nosed guy … what he says is law.
“Really it wasn’t, well … yeah it was an argument,” Jose said. “I do not really want to get into what was said in the argument, and I said some things that I probably shouldn’t have said. He took action and did what he had to do and that’s just kinda how it is. I can’t really take back what I said.”
When reached by the Sentinel for a response, O’Leary was, well, about what you’d expect.
“I don’t even think it’s worth a story. He said some stuff he shouldn’t say to anybody,” O’Leary said. “He chose the actions that he did, and I basically reacted to his actions.”
Jose’s been in and out of trouble at UCF and with the law for a while, but this is apparently the first time any rift between him and O’Leary reached a point of no return. In any case, Jose’s out and the Knights are moving on without him.