Tampa (CBS Tampa Bay) – New USF Athletic Director Mark Harlan joined Booger and Rich to share his vision for the future of Bulls athletics.

Harlan said that USF is a fantastic opportunity because it’s in Tampa and he’s fired up to be here.

The first order of business for him is just getting to know everyone on campus. He wants to listen to people, fans, student athletes and coaches and make sure the program gets to where it needs to be.

Fans have been asking for an on campus football stadium. Harlan said he was a little unfamiliar with the situation before he came here and he’s trying to gather more information about it.

Harlan said to be relevant again it gets back to putting a great product on the field. There’s a historical success here at USF – Harlan said and fans want to see a university that fights to put that product on the field. He also said he’s going to get his coaches and their programs out in the community.

Harlan said the basketball program does need to be evaluated. He wants to listen to others and he gets it that fans want to win. He hears it, understands it and he looks forward to looking at it. When pressed, Harlan would not comment on a potential coaching change with Stan Heath.

Listen to the entire interview here:


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