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O'Leary will get five-year contract

Updated: December 9, 2003, 9:29 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ORLANDO, Fla. -- George O'Leary was hired Monday to coach Central Florida, giving him another chance in college football two years after Notre Dame forced him to resign because he falsified his resume.

O'Leary, the Minnesota Vikings' defensive coordinator for the past two seasons, said he chose Central Florida because he saw the opportunity to build the program into a national powerhouse.

"I see the University of Central Florida as a sleeping giant," O'Leary said at a news conference.

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