Charlie Strong reportedly completes his staff
Marshall defensive ends coach Sean Cronin, a graduate assistant at Florida during the Gators' last two national title seasons, reportedly has been hired to join Charlie Strong's staff at USF.
FootballScoop.com first reported the hiring Friday. Cronin's addition would complete Strong's staff.
Miami Carol City defensive coordinator Damon Cogdell reportedly was hired by Strong earlier this week, but no official announcement has been made by USF.
A graduate of Cincinnati's famed Moeller High, Cronin began his collegiate playing career at UC before finishing at Georgetown (Ky.). In addition to his three-year stint at UF, during which Strong was Gators defensive coordinator, Cronin has coached at The Citadel (2009), Temple ('11-12) and Marshall ('10, '13-15).
If and when the Cogdell-Cronin hirings are made official, here's what Strong's staff would look like:
Sterlin Gilbert: Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks
Matt Mattox: Offensive line/run game
Shaun King: Running backs
Charlie Williams: Receivers
Justin Burke: Tight ends/special teams
Brian Jean-Mary: Defensive coordinator/linebackers
Damon Cogdell: Defensive line
Sean Cronin: Defensive ends
Blue Adams: Defensive backs