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USF reportedly hires WVU strength coach

West Virginia speed and conditioning cooach Adeirele "Coach O" Oderinde, who shares a college alma mater with USF coach Willie Taggart, apparently has been tabbed to replace Hans Straub as the Bulls' strength and conditioning coach.

On Wednesday morning, Mountaineers QB Clint Trickett tweeted: Congrats to Irele Oderinde or Coach O for gettin the Head Strength and Conditioning job at USF! ..., citing an anonymous source, also reported Oderinde is headed for Tampa. USF had made no official announcement as of Wednesday morning.

Oderinde would replace Hans Straub, whose resignation was accepted by athletic director Mark Harlan earlier this month. Three days before resigning, Straub posted a disparaging tweet about former Bulls DE Aaron Lynch shortly after Lynch was taken by the 49ers in the fifth round of the NFL Draft.

Oderinde was a 215-pound defensive tackle on the 2002 Western Kentucky team that won the Division I-AA national title. Taggart, a former Hilltoppers quarterback, was co-offensive coordinator on that team.

A 2004 WKU graduate, Oderinde spent a year as "speed and conditioning" coach at West Virginia. Prior to that, he spent a year as assistant strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater, and three seasons as strength and conditioning coach for the South Carolina men's basketball team.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9:48am]


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