South Florida has officially announced its new head football coach. Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott will take over as head coach of the Bulls.
The University of South Florida released a statement regarding the hiring on Monday evening. The school is clearly thrilled to be hiring such a proven assistant from a prominent program.
Here’s an excerpt from the school’s official statement:
“USF Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly today announced his selection of Jeff Scott to lead USF football as the fifth head coach in program history. Scott will be introduced to the university and Bay area community on Wednesday on the USF campus.”
Great Scott! We got our guy!
Jeff Scott named head coach of USF football.
— USF Football (@USFFootball) December 9, 2019
You can read the rest of South Florida’s statement here.
Clemson has been able to hang onto to its top assistants over the Tigers’ historic run. But Scott is more than qualified for a head coaching position. This is a well deserved promotion for the 2018 Broyles Award finalist.
Scott held several positions with Clemson, including recruiting coordinator, wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator. He’ll now take over an entire program for this first time in his career.
South Florida recently fired Charlie Strong following the conclusion of an abysmal 4-8 campaign. Scott has plenty of work to do to try and gain momentum for the 2020 season.