Figured we’d dump all the news we could around the hire in one place. Here’s what’s out there so far.
From USF’s official release on the hire:
“INTRODUCTION: Details on Strong’s introduction will be forthcoming.”
Josh Newberg is reporting the announcement might be as late as Wednesday.
I'm told a introductory presser with Charlie Strong and his family will be Wednesday. Trying to confirm.— Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) December 11, 2016
That’d be weird, but there’s no rush. The paperwork is official.
And Mark Harlan countered the “Pope tweets” of Houston with this one, which was pretty great.
And Willie’s already raiding his old employer. Here’s 4-star USF commit Bruce Judson:
And this report says Taggart might have tried to have Strong come with him to Eugene as well.:
Charlie Strong spoke w/Willie Taggart over weekend, not only about USF job but also about Strong maybe going to Oregon as DC, source said— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 11, 2016
You have to figure Taggart will be coming for some of his old staff at some point as well, but which coaches? Strong will have the chance to evaluate the staff that is already here, though it’s likely he’ll be working with an assistant coaches pool much less robust than Taggart has at Oregon.
Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods.com with some thoughts on who Strong might try to lure to his staff:
Guessing Charlie Strong brings Brian Jean-Mary to his staff to coach linebackers, or possibly be his DC. Jean-Mary is an elite recruiter— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) December 11, 2016
Don't be surprised if Charlie Strong pushes for Clint Hurtt to join him at USF. Always wanted Hurtt in Texas— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) December 11, 2016
If I keep the speculation going, Charlie Strong has a good relationship with USF QB coach Shaun King. Could go to Oregon or stay with Strong— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) December 11, 2016
We’ll keep you posted on info as it comes out, including when get the details of Strong’s contract (was the size of the assistant pool why this took a couple days?) and when his press conference is happening. Yes, we’ll be there wearing sandals and socks because #StrongLook
Charlie Strong, please come to USF. Also. WHAT ARE THOOOOOSEEEE??? pic.twitter.com/NoXXYGugzE— USF Yoda (@USFYoda) December 10, 2016