Miami has hired USF assistant Larry Scott as tight ends coach, the school announced Monday.
Scott replaces Mario Cristobal, who left after a month to take a job at Alabama. This is a very good hire for the Hurricanes, as Scott has been the Bulls' top recruiter for many years. He has deep ties to the area as well, having recruited many prominent players out of Miami to come play for the Bulls in Tampa.
This is how valuable a coach and recruiter Scott is -- he was retained by former coach Skip Holtz after Jim Leavitt was fired, and he was the only assistant retained by new coach Willie Taggart. Miami had made an earlier overture toward Scott, but he stayed at USF. Not this time.
Scott has been a USF man through and through. He was a member of the first USF recruiting class that began practicing in 1996, and lettered as an offensive lineman from 1997-99. He has only coached at one college -- USF -- spending eight total seasons as an assistant with the Bulls, beginning in 2005 as the director of high school relations.
In 2006, he moved to a graduate assistant role before coaching tight ends in 2007-08 and again in 2010-11. Between tight end coaching stints, he coached the offensive line in 2009. Last season, he coached the running backs.
This will be quite a change of scenery for Scott, but given his recruiting credentials and familiarity with the area, he should fit right in.