Bulls Name Carl Franks as Interim Head Coach

Bulls Name Carl Franks as Interim Head Coach

Assistant coach Carl Franks, who has served as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator for the past six seasons at USF, has been named interim head coach and the entire USF assistant coaching staff remains employed by USF.

USF officials have announced the firing of Head coach Jim Leavitt, the only football coach in the program's 13-year history.

"I want to thank Jim Leavitt, USF's founding football coach," said President Judy Genshaft. "As a native of St. Petersburg, Jim Leavitt was enthusiastic and successful in launching USF football from start-up to national achievement. He worked hard for 14 years."

Athletic Director Doug Woolard and the University of South Florida will begin a national search for a new head football coach immediately.

Assistant coach Carl Franks, who has served as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator for the past six seasons at USF, has been named interim head coach and the entire USF assistant coaching staff remains employed by USF.

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