This year's coaching cycle saw few high-profile jobs open, while Mike Leach and Lane Kiffin move to the state of Mississippi.
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Before a surprisingly interesting second wave of head coach hires, the real intrigue in this year's college coaching carousel came with the coordinator changes.
- USF hires Clemson OC Scott as new head coach
- USF hopes to have coach before early signing day
- USF fires Strong after 4-8 record in 3rd season
- Fla. governor backing idea to pay college players
Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott has been hired as South Florida's new head coach.
South Florida athletic director Michael Kelly hopes to have a new football coach hired before the national early signing date of Dec. 18.
South Florida has fired coach Charlie Strong, who finishes his three-year stint with the team with a 21-16 record, including a 4-8 mark this season.
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USF has fired coach Charlie Strong after three seasons, sources confirmed to ESPN. The Bulls have won fewer games in each of Strong's three years at the helm. After a 10-2 record in 2017 and a 7-0 start in 2018, USF has gone 4-14, including five losses in its final six games this season.
Dillon Gabriel threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns, Adrian Killins rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown, and UCF concluded its regular season with a 34-7 win over South Florida in the War on I-4 on Friday night.
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Brady White threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns as No. 18 Memphis shrugged off two early turnovers to beat South Florida 49-10 and retain a share of first place in the American Athletic Conference West Division on Saturday.
Sam Crosa killed a 37-yarder field goal as time expired to give No. 17 Cincinnati a 20-17 victory over South Florida on Saturday night and at least a share of the American Athletic Conference East division title.
Sam Franklin scooped up a fumble and returned it 39 yards for Temple's second touchdown and the Owls went on to a 17-7 victory over South Florida on Thursday night.