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Shaun King to be retained by USF



Shaun King, who just wrapped up his first season as USF's quarterbacks coach, has been retained on Charlie Strong's staff, with one tweak in his job description.

King will coach running backs, a source told the Tampa Bay Times on Saturday. He essentially confirmed his retention Saturday afternoon via Twitter.

"Excited to have the opportunity to help bring a championship to @USFFootball," he tweeted.

A former Buccaneers and Gibbs High quarterback, King is believed to have hit it off with new Bulls offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert, who will double as quarterbacks coach. King's bond with the Bulls returners -- especially QB Quinton Flowers -- and local recruiting ties also played in his favor.

It appears King will be the only member of Willie Taggart's 2016 staff to be retained. At least three former Bulls staffers -- running backs coach Donte Pimpleton, tight ends coach David Reaves and director of football operations Sharrod Everett -- followed Taggart to Oregon.

USF holds its first 2017 team meeting Sunday.

[Last modified: Saturday, January 7, 2017 4:13pm]


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