Bulls announce hiring of former Buc Blue Adams
USF formally announced the hiring of former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Blue Adams as defensive backs coach, essentially replacing one Miami-born recruiting ace with another.
Adams, who spent last season as cornerbacks coach at West Virginia, replaces Corey Bell, who left after less than a month on Charlie Strong's staff to take the same job at Florida.
"Blue coached one of the best cornerbacks in the country last season (All-Big 12 CB Rasul Douglas) and has great experience both on the collegiate and professional level as a player and a coach," Strong said in a USF press release.
"He is a Miami native with great ties in the state of Florida and will be an excellent addition to our staff at USF."
Prior to his year at West Virginia, Adams spent four seasons (2012-15) as a Miami Dolphins assistant, the last two as secondary coach.
A 1997 graduate of Miami Senior High and a Cincinnati alumnus, he was a seventh-round pick of the Detroit Lions in the 2003 NFL Draft and spent the 2005-06 seasons with the Bucs.
Strong still has two staff vacancies to fill before spring drills commence March 6.