Terry Rooney Previews UCF Baseball Season
UCF Head Baseball Coach Terry Rooney talks about the upcoming 2014 UCF Baseball season on the Insiders Show.
Why You Should Listen : Eric Lopez talked to Terry Rooney on the Insiders Show which airs Sunday mornings from 10-11am about the upcoming UCF Baseball season. Rooney discussed the big roster turnover of the team which has 24 new players on the roster. Rooney talks about Junior pitcher Eric Skoglund who Rooney believes is ready to the team’s Friday night starter. Rooney talked about the competition that’s going on with his pitching rotation and position players as Rooney said its “week to week and game to game”. Rooney talked about the roles that Zac Favre and Spencer Davis will have this season.
Rooney talked about the Offense and how it needs to be better from last season which will be led by James Vazquez who led the Knights in Homeruns last season and Bret Gordon who walked on last season and had a great year. Gordon was honored as All-AAC preseason member. Rooney also talked about some of the newcomers to keep an eye on including one player who was at the ESPY’s last season.
Rooney talks about playing in the AAC Conference and the competition in the conference as well as a breakdown of the Conference Tournament which will be held in Clearwater in a round robin tournament play just like it was at CUSA.
Rooney breaks down the schedule which opens with Siena on February 14th and includes games versus Oklahoma who was two wins away from a trip to Omaha last season as part of the tournament UCF is hosting on the weekend of February 21 which also includes Ohio State and The Citadel. The Knights also take a trip to Oxford for a three game series with Ole Miss and Rooney’s former Asst Coach Cliff Godwin on the weekend of February 28. “One of my closest friends and we coached together for a long time.” Rooney said about facing Godwin who coached at UCF from 2009-2011 and coached together under Paul Manieri at LSU.
Rooney discusses UCF Football successful season and how its impacted the baseball program as well as the University and what will be the biggest factor for his team to return to the NCAA Regionals and more.
UCF Baseball Head Coach Terry Rooney :
Key dates for UCF Baseball : February 18 at # 21 Florida, February 22nd vs Oklahoma, February 28 – March 2nd at Ole Miss. March 11 and 12 host Heisman Trophy Winner Jameis Winston and 5th rank Florida State. March 18 at # 17 Miami with the Canes coming to Orlando on April 9. April 4-6 at USF , April 17-19 vs #14 and AAC Favorite Louisville.
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