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USF Football Announces Staff Changes

Three hires and one coaching change officially announced by Jeff Scott on Friday.

Syracuse v South Florida Photo by J. Meric/South Florida/Getty Images

USF football head coach Jeff Scott announced four changes to his coaching staff on the Friday before National Signing Day. After these changes, the only two position coaches that have not yet been filled are cornerbacks coach, which was held by Jules Montinar before being hired for the same position at UF, and wide receivers coach, which was previously occupied by Xavier Dye who moved to tight ends coach.

Cam Aiken is listed as the first addition, and joins USF after spending last season as a senior offensive analyst at Clemson.

Aiken comes from a grass roots start at Clemson, spending time working as an equipment manager under then WR coach Jeff Scott and working his way into the progrum with hard work and passion for football. After being brought on to the recommendation of Chad Morris in 2011, Aiken hit the ground running working with the offensive staff to game plan week in and week out for the Tigers.

With the departure of Morris and the promotion of Jeff Scott and Tony Elliott, Aiken took a bigger step with the progrum as well, helping decipher personal coverages, breaking down film, and even suggesting plays during games.

The second addition should be a familiar one with USF fans, as former star quarterback SUPER BOWL CHAMPION B.J. Daniels was announced to come on board as an offensive analyst, working primarily with the quarterback room.

B.J.’s accolades have been well documented, and leading USF to a victory over FSU in 2009 is seen as one of the top games in USF history. Ranking third all time in passing yards (8,433), completions (649), and touchdowns (52), Daniels brings a wealth of in game experience for the quarterbacks going into the 2021 season. Previously, B.J. was serving as the head coach of Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, where he lead the Trojans to a 6-2 record. The Trojan QB room finished the year with 222.4 passing yards per game, 13 TDs and 5 interceptions, and a QBR of 107.1

The third addition comes on the defensive side of the ball, with Reuben Wright joining the Bulls as a defensive analyst.

Wright spent last season with Western Carolina, where he coached the defensive line for the Catamounts. His roots lie deep in South Carolina, having coached in various high school and collegiate roles since 1994 when he started his coaching career at Greer High School.

Every stop was met with rousing success, including station championships, and even has ties with Jeff Scott while Scott coached at Blythewood High School. While Scott was head coach, Wright was the defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coach in their inaugural season in 2006 where they won the South Carolina AAA State Championship, his defense limited opponents to 14.7 points per game.

The last coaching staff involves Xavier Dye moving from wide receivers coach to tight ends coach, and also assuming the title of recruiting coordinator. The tight ends coaching position was previously occupied by Joey King, who left the progrum to rejoin the high school ranks as head coach of Carrollton High School.