For the USF Bulls, Hope is gone.
Co-offensive coordinator Danny Hope has left the USF team to be closer to his family, making another defection from coach Willie Taggart‘s staff. Earlier, defensive coordinator Tom Allen left for Indiana and wide receiver coach Ron Duggans left for Miami.
Hope is the third offensive coordinator to leave the Bulls in three seasons.
“I would like to thank Danny for his significant contributions to the success of our program over the past season,” Taggart said in a USF news release. “We appreciated having him as part of our staff and I know he enjoyed being a Bull.
“He loved it here and I loved having him, but sometimes you have to make choices in regards to what’s best for your family. I respect Danny’s desire to do what’s best for him and his family. We wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
The Bulls won eight straight games last year, and the offense flourished behind quarterback Quinton Flowers and running back Marlon Mack.
“I expect to be able to complete our staff very quickly with an excellent offensive line coach,” Taggart said. “I will continue to call the plays and work closely with our offense, and we will build our staff around that same structure.”