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USF Hires Alex Golesh

USF Hires Alex Golesh

Just over a week after USF’s tough end to the season, the Bulls’ have hired Alex Golesh to be the new Head Coach. Golesh who comes in with an impressive resume will look to turn the tide around in the Bay. USF has a lot of work to do, but with Golesh now on the sidelines for the Bulls things just may be looking up.

Golesh’s Resume

Before taking the head coaching job at USF, Golesh had been working as the offensive coordinator (OC) at the University of Tennessee. Even though he had only been with Tennessee for two years he instantly made an impact. He helped Josh Heupel the head coach at Tennessee turn a 7-6 squad into a 10-2 team in a matter of just one year.

The Volunteers have been one of the hottest teams in all of college football this season. They were able to prove so many people wrong with their play. Furthermore, their season was highlighted by a win against Alabama which eventually put them as a top-five team in the country. On top of their already great season, Tennessee also was able to produce one of the best players in the country this season in Hendon Hooker.

Prior to being the OC at Tennessee, Golesh spent one season at the University of Central Florida as a CO-OC. Serving under Heupel at UCF as well, the two of them led UCF to a 6-4 season. Despite only being there one season, he was then pulled over to serve as Heupel’s main OC for Tennessee.

Previously being at UCF he spent a decent amount of time with Iowa State as their Tight Ends coach/recruiting coordinator. From starting in 2016 at Iowa State the team transformed from 3-9 to 8-5 in only a season. Moreover, Golesh eventually left for the UCF job in 2019.

Why Alex Golesh?

Going into the offseason USF was hoping to find a guy who could fix their problems and check the boxes they need to be checked. Golesh who has done a lot of good things at many different schools can get both of these things done. The Bulls are hoping to get their offense back in order as well as totally improve their defense.

The work Golesh did at Tennessee speaks for itself alone. Not just what Hooker did, but combined with Jalin Hyatt, he had Tennessee’s offense rolling. Singe-handedly Tennessee’s offense could beat almost all defenses. For USF offense was a struggle point at sometimes during this past season.

The team’s offense got better late in the season, but with Golesh coming in the offense is likely to be much more mature and developed. Byrum Brown the quarterback who shocked everyone with his play in the last two games for USF will be someone to keep their eye on as he will get the chance to work with the former OC for Tennessee.

Furthermore, Golesh’s ability to transform offenses will be a big help to the Bulls. When it comes to defense, be on the lookout for more recruits coming in to fill spots. His capability to recruit will help USF in the long run on the defensive side of the ball. All in all, USF made a good decision on bringing Alex Golesh.

A Bright Future for the Bulls

As many teams are looking for new coaches a bunch of different names were thrown around at USF. Deion Sanders and Jamey Chadwell were two of the main contenders until USF was able to talk with Alex Golesh.

Despite having a couple of struggling seasons, Alex Golesh was a good hire for the Bulls. The former Tennessee OC has yet to have a head coaching position, but USF is the best start. Golesh has proven over the years that he’s deserving of being a head coach. The Tampa Bay area is the best place to begin considering USF’s history.

The newly hired USF coach will have his work cut out for him. Golesh will have the chance to bring in a brand-new play-calling ability that USF hasn’t seen before. Having a full off-season will also be of help to his recruiting processes. The transformation of this Bulls team might take a little bit, but a bright future is on the horizon for USF.

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