O'Leary acknowledged Monday that Central Florida athletic
director Steve Orsini placed an exploratory call to him last week.
Orsini was an assistant AD at Georgia Tech when O'Leary coached
"I'm sure there will be others that come up, too, but I'm
coaching," O'Leary said, referring to his current job. "What can
Georgia Tech's head coach for eight seasons, O'Leary was hired
by Notre Dame in December 2001. He resigned less than a week later,
admitting he lied on his resume two decades earlier in an effort to
jump-start his career.
Vikings coach Mike Tice, who played for O'Leary at Central Islip
(N.Y.) High School in the mid-1970s, hired his former mentor as an
assistant nearly a month after the Notre Dame news broke.