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New USF coach Jeff Scott already knows how to beat rival UCF

In fact, here’s how he did it as a Clemson walk-on in 2001
Jeff Scott is introduced as the new USF Bulls head football coach at the University of South Florida Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
Jeff Scott is introduced as the new USF Bulls head football coach at the University of South Florida Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
Published Dec. 11, 2019
Updated Dec. 11, 2019

TAMPA — New USF football coach Jeff Scott scored immediate points with Bulls fans Wednesday at his introductory press conference with a story of his one moment of fame as a college football player.

It came in Clemson’s 21-13 victory over USF arch-rival UCF in a 2001 game at Clemson.

“I scored one touchdown at Clemson in my career,” Scott, a former walk-on and holder for Clemson field goals and extra points, told reporters Wednesday. “It was a 21-yard run on an option to beat Central Florida in the fourth quarter.”

Actually, It was actually a 22-yard touchdown run on a fake field goal, albeit in the third quarter to put Clemson up 21-7.

Scott said when USF officials came to South Carolina to interview him for the Bulls head coaching job he showed them a photograph of the moment.

You can watch it here:

Watch USF football coach Jeff Scott’s press conference

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