Former Auburn football star K.J. Britt was on UCF’s campus today to visit his collegiate head coach Gus Malzahn.
The long-time Tigers coach is at the fourth stop of his college coaching career, and Malzahn has said that he’d like to remain with the Knights football program for the remainder of his time on the sidelines.
Being that he made a name for himself on the Plains–leading the Tigers to a National Championship appearance in his first season and coaching a perennial AP Top 25 entry–it’s no surprise to see his players stay loyal to him when making the rounds.
Britt, a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers via the 2021 NFL Draft’s fifth round, tweeted out his enjoyment of his time in O-Town via his verified Twitter account:
Enjoyed the hospitality !!@CoachGusMalzahn https://t.co/KJDivaltwo
— Kj Britt (@K_Britt10) July 15, 2021
Tampa is a roughly 75-mile trip on I-4 from Malzahn’s current location, so Britt making his way to Central Florida makes sense. Auburn is a seven-hour drive from Britt’s new locale, making it less likely for a trip during summer training camps for the NFL.
Britt has several former teammates and coaches now with the Knights as well, most notably among them his former LB coach, current defensive coordinator Travis Williams. Fellow 2020 preseason All-SEC entry Big Kat Bryant is now with the Knights as well, along with former OL coach Herb Hand. Britt’s former teammate Tre’ Williams, who played four years with Auburn and shared the locker-room with him in 2017 when the former was a freshman, is now a graduate coach under Malzahn.
All in all, a ton of Auburn football-turned-UCF connections explains the trip to the City Beautiful. That, and the fact that Orlando has such a nickname.
Fly War Eagle looks forward to Britt’s return back to his home state.