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Video: Is Tampa a long-term home for USF’s Charlie Strong?

Matt Baker chats with the Identity Tampa Bay about the Bulls coach’s future ahead of AAC media days.
USF coach Charlie Strong is all smiles after April's spring game. (ALLIE GOULDING | Times)
Published Jul. 16

The American Athletic Conference’s media days start up today, and we’re all about Bulls buzz. State colleges beat writer Matt Baker teams up with the Identity Tampa Bay’s Tyler Graddy to talk about Charlie Strong’s future in Tampa with USF, an on-campus stadium and other expectations for the upcoming season.

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