The racy, but not too racy photos appeared on the website of Axis magazine, which chronicles nightlife in Orlando. A video of the posing and snapping brought the issue to light on Saturday.
Head coach George O'Leary, whose resume already includes some controversy, told the Orlando Sentinel that he was the one who gave the OK for the photo shoot.
You may recognize McLaughlin, I mean, not recognize her as Playboy's Miss July 2010.
"I approved the magazine," O'Leary told a Sentinel reporter after practice ended Saturday. "The guy called my office and basically wanted to know if they could do a magazine shoot.
There was a UCF girl who had her MBA and all that. And the only thing I asked is, 'Is that a magazine that is distributed on campus?' And they said, 'Yes.' They've done I think four, since I've been here at least four, initial copies of football [previews] opening up the football season."
O'Leary said he was shown a copy of the magazine cover.
"Eh, it's not what I expected, but I don't think there's anything outlandish on the thing. I never saw the video."