AP Source: Strong agrees to become South Florida coach

Texas head coach Charlie Strong talks with his players before an NCAA college football game against TCU, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that former Texas coach Charlie Strong has agreed to become the next coach at South Florida.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school was preparing a formal announcement for later Sunday.

Strong was fired the day after coaching his final game with the Longhorns last month, and it took him three weeks to land another job. At No. 25 USF, he will replace Willie Taggart, who left to become coach at Oregon just a few days ago.

The Bulls went 10-2 this season.

Strong was 16-21 in three seasons with the Longhorns after replacing Mack Brown. Before going to Texas, Strong was 37-15 in four seasons as head coach of Louisville.