USF hires Charlie Strong as head coach

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Tampa, FL (AL.com)Charlie Strong has been hired as head football coach at South Florida, the school announced Sunday.

Strong was fired Nov. 26 after three seasons at Texas, in which he posted a 16-21 record. He was previously head coach at Louisville, going 37-15 with two Big East championships from 2010-13.

"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Charlie, his wife, Vicki, and their children Tory, Hailee and Hope, back to the state of Florida and to our Bulls family," USF athletic director Mark Harlan said. "Charlie is a tremendous leader and mentor for our student-athletes and a widely-respected coach with a resume full of achievements at the highest levels of college football. He combines a drive to win with great integrity and deep, long-standing connections in the state of Florida.  The future of USF football is very bright under his direction."

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