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USF Hires Charlie Strong as Head Coach

BREAKING: USF has hired Charlie Strong as its new head coach.

It didn't take long for Charlie Strong to land on his feet.

Two weeks after parting ways with the Texas Longhorns, University of South Florida has hired Strong as its new head football coach.

https://twitter.com/Jason_Higdon/status/807983830405705728

Strong heads to South Florida Bulls following a three-year stint at Texas, where he led the Longhorns to a 16-21 overall record.

“I would like to thank President Genshaft and Mark Harlan for their confidence and belief in me,” Strong said in a statement. “I am humbled that we have a shared commitment to take this university and this football program to even greater heights.

"Some of the best football talent in the country is right here in the Bay Area and throughout the state of Florida, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with the young men in the USF football program and build on the strong foundation already in place.” 

While his record at Texas may not have been anything to brag about, Strong managed to put together back-to-back Top 10 recruiting classes, including inking the nation's No. 3 signing class following a 5-7 season.

There's no denying the head coach pulled in some of the best talent the state of Texas had to offer, but Florida is Strong's bread and butter. 

Strong holds heavy recruiting ties in the Sunshine State from his stints at the University of Florida - where he helped coach the Gators to two national titles as defensive coordinator under former head coach Urban Meyer.

https://twitter.com/USFFootball/status/807995933208313856

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