Former Clemson football co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott has reportedly been let go as head coach of the South Florida Bulls.
The end came after a 54-28 loss to a 3-6 Temple team on Saturday, after which Scott seemed resigned to his fate.
From the get-go, this was going to be a tough job as COVID hit a few months after Scott was named head coach.
Scott won his first game as head coach, a 27-6 win over The Citadel, but didn’t win another in the COVID-shortened 2020, finishing the season 1-8 and 0-7 in the American Athletic Conference.
"“In Year One and Two when this happens you know it’s part of the building process,” said Scott, who came into the week with a 4-25 record since being hired in December 2019. “But now it’s late in Year Three and yes, this is as low as we’ve been.”"
A 2-10 2021 followed, with Scott’s only win over an FBS team, ironically Temple, followed.
This season, the Bulls were close to beating Florida in the Swamp and came within 4 points of Cincinnati, but were also blown out multiple times before being relieved of his duties with the team at 1-8 and on a seven-game losing streak.
Former Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott was relieved of his duties at South Florida, sparking rumors of a return
Immediately after the dismissal became news, Clemson fans were hopeful for a reunion of some type with Scott who was a backup quarterback and holder for the Tigers from 2000-2002 and became the wide receiver coach and recruiting coordinator in 2008, before becoming the Co-Offensive Coordinator from 2015-2019.
Many Clemson fans believe the wide receivers in recent seasons have not developed as well as they did when Scott was at Clemson and are enamored with Scott’s prowess on the recruiting trail, where Scott was responsible for some of the biggest Tiger wins.
Scott finished with a 4-26 overall record at South Florida and a 1-19 record in the American Athletic Conference.