By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On December 11, 2016 at 10:15 am EST
The South Florida Bulls are expected to hire Charlie Strong to be their next head coach. Strong would receive his third head coaching opportunity.
Strong would replace Willie Taggart. He was named the Oregon Ducks head coach a few days ago.
Taggart even wanted Strong to be his defensive coordinator but he had other ideas.
After his interview at the school recently, the 56-year-Old told a local reporter that he would be back.
Strong went 16-21 in three seasons with the Texas Longhorns. He was basically doomed after losing to the Kansas Jayhawks for the first time since 1938.
They went to one bowl game during his tenure in Texas, which they lost to the Arkansas Razorbacks, 31-7, in the 2014 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl.
Strong returns to Florida, where he previously worked with the Florida Gators. He had four stints at that school and began his coaching career at that school in 1983 as a graduate assistant.
With the Louisville Cardinals, he went 35-17 in four seasons. He also went 3-1 in bowl games with the only loss coming to the North Carolina State Wolfpack, 31-24, at the 2011 Belk Bowl.
Strong was also 0-1 with the Gators as their interim head coach during the 2004 Peach Bowl, losing 27-10 to the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes.
Besides those schools, he also served as a graduate assistant with the Texas A&M Aggies in 1985. He then moved onto Southern Illinois as their wide receivers coach in 1986-87.
He was the Ole Miss Rebels in 1990. From 1995 to 1998, he was the defensive line coach with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. For four years, he was also the South Carolina Gamecocks defensive coordinator.