Report: Taggart courting Charlie Strong
USF's pursuit of Charlie Strong remained mostly quiet Friday morning amid a report former Bulls coach Willie Taggart is trying to hire the former Texas and Louisville coach as his defensive coordinator at Oregon.
Josh Newberg of 247Sports reported Taggart's courtship of Strong, whom USF was pursuing to be the program's fourth coach. No new developments surfaced Friday morning regarding USF and Strong.
Meantime, Houston announced it has hired Cougars offensive coordinator Major Applewhite as its new coach, replacing Tom Herman. The significance for USF fans? Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, considered by some to be a viable canddiate for the Bulls opening, was a finalist for the UH job.
If talks between USF and Strong fall through, Kiffin may -- or may not -- be a USF target.