The UCF Knights officially hired former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn on Monday. They held an introductory press conference for him, complete with plenty of pomp and circumstance.

As part of the introduction, Malzahn was “knighted” by the UCF mascot.

As you can see below, he had to get down on a knee for the ceremony, then he was knighted by the Knight’s oversized sword:

Malzahn replaces Josh Heupel, who was hired to replace Jeremy Pruitt at Tennessee, following former UCF AD Danny White to Knoxville.

Malzahn went 68-35 in 8 years at Auburn, winning the conference championship during the 2013 season. How will he fare at UCF? We’ll find out starting this fall.