The first season of new USF coach Charlie Strong will feature a familiar face.
Former Bucs’ coach Lovie Smith, now in charge of Illinois of the Big 19, vists USF on Friday, Sept. 15, in a prime-time ESPN game.
The Bulls announced their schedule Thursday, which starts with an opening game at San Diego State. The Bulls also have defending AAC champion Temple (Sept. 21), 2015 champion Houston on Nov. 4 and Tulsa, which was second in the AAC West last year. The Bulls travel to UCF on Nov. 24.
USF will host three games against 2016 bowl participants who won at least nine games last year when Houston, Temple and Tulsa come to Raymond James Stadium.