The inquiry reportedly centers on a possible misuse of football staffers.
The USF football program is the subject of an ongoing NCAA inquiry stemming from the Charlie Strong era, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
In a statement released Thursday, athletic director Michael Kelly confirmed the inquiry but didnât offer specifics.
The University of South Florida acknowledges that the NCAA enforcement staff is currently conducting an inquiry to determine whether violations of NCAA legislation occurred with the universityâs athletics program, Kelly said.
The university is working cooperatively with the NCAA enforcement staff and will continue to do so. In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, the university will provide no details or make further comment at this time.
Charles Rene Strong (born August 2, 1960) is an American football intern and former player and coach. Strong was most recently the head coach at the University of South Florida. He held numerous assistant coaching positions before becoming head coach at the University of Louisville in 2010. During his four-year stint at Louisville, he led the Cardinals to a 37–15 record and reached a bowl game each season, including the 2013 Sugar Bowl. After the 2013 season he left Louisville to become the head coach at the University of Texas. He was fired by Texas after the 2016 season with a 16–21 record in three seasons. One month after leaving Texas, Strong was hired at South Florida where he led the Bulls to a 21-16 record before being fired in 2019. – READ MORE »
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