Former Texas coach Charlie Strong is reportedly close to landing the open head coaching job at USF.

According to Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated, the deal is nearly done:

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After former USF coach Willie Taggart left for Oregon earlier this month, the rumors surrounding the school and Strong began to intensify.

Now, it’s seemingly only a matter of time before the deal is done and Strong officially has a new job.

Strong, a longtime Florida assistant, has ties to the area, which will help him recruit top players to his new program.