• After getting the boot at Texas, Charlie Strong focuses on rebirth at South Florida
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    After getting the boot at Texas, Charlie Strong focuses on rebirth at South Florida

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The reasons Charlie Strong is back flow with brutal honesty. “There’s so many factors,” Strong said recently from his office overlooking the practice fields at South Florida. “I had two weeks [after being fired by Texas]. I just had to step back and take a look at myself. “‘What would you have done differently? Would you allow this to define who you really are?’ That’s why I didn’t sit out. I just wanted to get back into it.” To recount, USF’s new coach barely blinked after being fired by Texas on Nov. 26. Nineteen days later, Strong was at South Florida. The rebound didn’t have a chance to hit the floor. “I was like, ‘This damn job will take my mind away from [what happened],’”

  • To land 4-star TE Mustapha Muhammad, Texas must win
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    To land 4-star TE Mustapha Muhammad, Texas must win

    During a tremendously stacked weekend in which the Texas Longhorns hosted upwards of 90 prospects for junior days, four-star Ridge Point tight end Mustapha Muhammad was among the very best in attendance. A key target at a key position, the Houston-area prospect was a surprise visitor, and a significant one as Tom Herman was able to get Muhammad on campus for the first time during his tenure. The visit came after Muhammad unofficially visited Oklahoma State earlier this month and Clemson in late January. “I enjoyed myself at all 3 schools,” Muhammad told Burnt Orange Nation. “They were all really good visits that I don't regret taking.” While on the Forty Acres, Muhammad said he was able to talk

  • Vandy turns to familiar face to fill coaching role of assistant fighting cancer
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    Vandy turns to familiar face to fill coaching role of assistant fighting cancer

    With an assistant fighting a significant health issue, Derek Mason has turned to someone very familiar with the Vanderbilt football program to fill the coaching void. Vandy confirmed Monday that Warren Belin has been hired as the Commodores’ outside linebackers coach. Belin will, at least temporarily, replace Osia Lewis, who stepped down from his job as he battles liver cancer. Lewis will transition into an of-field role within the program as he fights the disease. The announcement came on the same day Vandy kicked off spring practice. From 2002 through 2009, Belin was Vandy’s linebacker’s coach under Bobby Johnson. He was at Wake Forest in the same role from 2013-15. Last season, he was with