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  1. 20 points
    Can't make this stuff up. My wife and I are expecting our first child, a son named Duke at the end of September... This is yesterday's ultrasound picture. I've bled green and gold (and awesomeness) for a long time now, and it's nice to see the apple isn't going to fall too far from the tree.
  2. 19 points
    I'm very nervous about them voiding our wins and titles.
  3. 18 points
    I just want to take a moment to acknowledge Mr. Quinton Flowers. I was on the Tulsa side of the field with my wife and 7 year old son. We walked down to field level after the game to take in the final moments of the last home game this season and celebrate the Seniors. The players all funneled down to the band/student section. They all shook hands and hugged one another after the game. It was really nice to watch...all of a sudden #74 (Ruff) comes over and acknowledges the few of us standing there, shakes our hands and genuinely thanks us for the support. What a nice, classy young man. As time passed it seemed clear to my wife, my son and me that we were on “the wrong side of the field”. After the players slapped hands with the student section, they walked down behind the Bulls bench shook hands with the fans and made their way to the locker room. All of a sudden, Quinton walks over to our side of the field with his beautiful baby girl in his arms...and shakes hands with the 5-6 of us that were on the opposite sidelines. He went out of his way to do it. My 7 year old son had tears in his eyes, he shook hands with Quinton Flowers. I told him “Son, that is the greatest QB in Bulls history. But more important than that, what a great man. After all that he has been through. He’s humble and appreciative of where he is” He took the time to acknowledge a tiny group of people that were well away from the rest of the pack. I wish him the best of luck for the next 2 games and for the rest of his life. After all he’s been through he deserves a great life. Sent from my iPhone
  4. 17 points
    Thanks for the welcome everyone. Yes it is me. I didn't post yet because I wanted to read all of the threads. Few questions to answer: *No, I am not upset/mad people copy the move. Frankly, I find it funny and I think it's great. I just want fans to enjoy their time at the game. *I'm sorry to those who find it annoying, again, I want everyone to enjoy their time at games. We are undefeated and I just want to bring awareness to usf football and fill the seats! *I started this around this time last year. Flowers was called an offensive wizard. We were something on 4th down. Like 4th and 3 and I just randomly did this hand motion (totally not sober, obviously). They made the 1st down and I was caught on camera. It stuck and The rest is history. *I do have a usf hat, and another one is being made with a matching cape. I won't post the 2nd hat or cape so I can unveil it at the home game. Again, I just want awareness and fun brought to usf games. It's a great time to be a bull. I want our stadium filled! Feel free to follow my page too! Go Bulls!
  5. 15 points
    You played a hell of a game as did many of your brothers. You left it all out on the field. We appreciate you all! Keep your head up and finish strong for each other.
  6. 14 points
    For all of those happy for ucf need to wake up. Ucf is a disease for us. There is NO good reason to root for them in any capacity, EVER. The reasons I have heard to root for them are short cited at best: 1. It improves the conference perception - No, not in any meaningful way. It only separates ucf from usf in perception. Not ESPN, Fox, or any other network is going to pay the AAC big dollars because the AAC beats a top 10 team in a bowl game most years. Plus, why do we care so much about conference perception when EVERY team in the conference is actively hoping to get out? 2. Them being good helps us when we beat them in the regular season - No, it does not. No G5 team will ever make the top 4; thus, us beating a top 10 ucf team vs beating a winless ucf team is the same. So, root for winless ucf seasons every year. 3. If expansion happens, we are a package deal - This is a ridiculous mental gamble. There is absolutely no guarantee that IF expansion occurs that USF and ucf will go together. The BE is gone and we have been in the AAC together for five years now. In those five years, ucf has won three conference championships and two BCS/NY6 bowl games against top 10 teams. That is a ridiculous record and I hate that so many fans hitch our wagons to them. I don't pretend to know all of the ins and outs of expansion, but looking at results alone, they appear to be a more attractive product and cover the same Florida area that we do. The time is now, if we can not step it up the next few years, they will pass us in every measurable that matters. In short, stop all the ucf love, it only hurts us, wake up!
  7. 13 points
    That team is USF. If we go out and execute, there isn't a team on our schedule that can beat us. Cut down on the stupid penalties, tighten up special teams, and we go 12-0. Don't try to sell me on Houston, UCF, or Memphis.... they don't have the pure athleticism that we have and, most importantly, none of them have QF!
  8. 13 points
    We Bulls go through a lot, for better and for worse, as the University and Athletics program change and grow. And before we look back because time has marched on, I want to bring everyone’s attention to something quite Amazing: The Quinton Flowers Era Of all the USF players whom I got to see play and know from a fan’s perspective over the years, to me, Quinton Flowers has been the most special USF athlete up to this point for the following reasons, not really in order: (1) His highlight reels. Yes, he’s a great USF player for sure. If you ever doubt him, remember the last play against South Carolina in the bowl game! (2) He came to USF when the football program stunk something awful. It’s great when we are winning and ranked and players sign with us because we are going up. (3) His on the field performance has dramatically impacted USF football’s resurgence and current status. You take out Quinton’s QB play and you cannot tell me we would be where we are today. (4) This is where he separates himself from my list of other great USF players past and present: Who he is and his journey and how he represents himself: *Top programs didn’t want him as a QB –including coaches like Coach Strong. He wanted to prove them wrong and he did! Think of it. Everybody says you can’t be a college QB. And you go out and prove them wrong on a NATIONAL LEVEL. He’s now got a chance to win the Heisman! *His debut as USF’s QB wasn’t exactly stellar. And then he had another person tragedy but he stayed with the team and played, instead of going home that weekend. And he could have transferred out during that rough patch. But he stuck it out –at QB and at USF. BTW, how many USF men’s basketball players have transferred out and over what? See my point? *He had a lot of interviews over the years and he had every opportunity to say stuff. All he’s ever done has been to be humble and be upstanding. You never read anything negative about him in the news. Classy all the way. *He has had so many challenges both in his personal life (that we know about through the news) and on the football field and he’s pushed through them all. The season before, he came home to Miami in USF’s first bowl game in a long time and he looked nervous at times and didn’t play so well. A year later, he went out and guided USF to a tough victory over South Carolina. Anyway, I just want us to not forget how special Mr. Quinton Flowers is and that we are very fortunate to have him for one more year in a USF uniform. We’ll all look back one day and say, “Yeah, that was a special time.”
  9. 12 points
    They're practicing the QB Dive and the HB pass.
  10. 12 points
    If there were a single coach that has excelled beyond his invested capital its Jose Fernandez. If the Men's BB head coach 'debacle' over the last decade has proven one thing, its this- Jose Fernandez should held onto with all of the university's capital we can spare- bringing this program up when he really wasn't supposed to be our coach, watching him bring us to this point as a commonly named, recognized program in the NCAA's- enough said. Jose Fernandez. Superb. For life. He's a true Bull. Thank you a million, Jose, for what you've done. 17 years. More than most of us have even considered giving to the University.
  11. 12 points
    Don't know if this was posted yet, but pretty funny.
  12. 12 points
    Anybody else bothered by this? First, I hate coaches that don't take responsibility, even just a little, when things aren't working. He still blames our offenses shortcomings(red zone efficiency) on execution. Not one word about play calling needing to get better. From st pete times: For those who didn't keep track at home, USF ran 28 plays (including field-goal tries) inside the Cincinnati 20 during its 33-3 rout Saturday. The result: only two touchdowns and more than a little grumbling from the Raymond James Stadium audience. “Just an execution deal,” offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert said. "There were just some opportunities we had that we just missed." Second,this guy thinks we are a power run team and that we should be dominating teams at the line of scrimmage. It took Taggart two + years to figure out that the athletes we attract are ideal for a spread offense not a power run between the tackles offense. I hope his ineptitude doesn't end up costing us a game. again from the times: On Wednesday, Gilbert was asked if a run-pass option exists for Flowers when the Bulls get tight near the goal line. “We have several options to go to, but part of us and who we are, what we are, is about physicality and being able to run the ball downhill," Gilbert said. "Punch it (into the end zone) that way.” http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bulls/usf-journal-bulls-address-red-zone-efficiency/2341548 Last year in the red zone we scored a TD 70% of the time. This year it's near 50%. This guy needs to get more creative and stop blaming things on his players. We ran the ball 22 of 23 plays inside their 20. I'd be willing to bet a majority of those were between the tackles.
  13. 12 points
  14. 12 points
    I honestly couldn't care less if they do. I'd love to see the defense keep chugging along and CJL get another shot as a head coach to close out his career. CWT is dead to me. I wouldn't shed a single tear if he gets canned in a few years and ends up at WKU again. I don't blame him one bit for chasing the money out West, but I'm not going to get upset if Oregon fires him and he has to start over again from the bottom of the coaching world.
  15. 12 points
    For those that think somehow Gilbert et al are keeping the playbook close to their chest, you're wrong. It isn't. This is a case of two guys who've previously had successes with with this style offense whose strategy is to force square blocks in round holes no matter the outcome and refuse to adapt to the players strengths. A smart coach adapts as CWT did. This needs to happen now and not after 1-2 losses. Bring back the bubble screens, designed QB runs and with it erase the offensive predictability you've somehow created in 8 quarters of play. If I am Uconn I'm kicking my chops with what appears to be overt evidence that CCS and Gilbert are unwilling to adapt. It's far easier to blame dropped balls and 'execution' rather than what this really is- a feeble move to adjust a top 10 offense and the mechanics of a senior quarterback who was eliciting Heismann discussion before you showed up midstream because it's 'the way you're used to doing it'. CCS- don't be an old ball coach who refuses to see his hand in front of his face. Show your team the respect they deserve by responding by mixing up the plays with the elements that gave them so much success. If not, then you guys are just destined to be the coaches that somehow took a senior class of highly performing offensive players and made them dead average or less. Wake the **ck up coaches- you can turn away and avert your eyes from the wall but it doesn't mean the writing on it goes away. Adapt. Fast. Otherwise you're just old, academic coaches refusing to be novel and adaptive thinkers.
  16. 12 points
    I think we are all missing the bigger picture. We are getting national attention for our players getting arrested. This screams P5 and I would not be surprised if we get an invite before the end of the week. #streetcred #belikeP5
  17. 11 points
    Okay so I spoke to Harlan this am at tailgate and asked him if he had talked to the other teams Ad he said “ you mean Kirby” and I said yes. He said (Kirby) strength of schedule “ I said did you say horse **** on that and he said “ he and Kirby had a heated discussion about it and would again after we “ whipped their ass today”. That my friends is our AD.
  18. 11 points
    Yes! You are reading this correctly. All the data that I've been gathering about this game says USF WINS. I know we've played sluggish football all year offensively, and we've gambled too much on defense at times and paid the price at least once -to Houston. However, everything is lining up perfectly for a nice, solid win over the rusted tin men. (1) Florida Athletes vs. Florida Athletes: USF wins this matchup because we'll have more rest and we have more seniors. (2) Flowers and the senior leadership on this team, they've seen it all, including losing their head coach and adjusting to new coaches. (3) Flowers, his talent, and his elusiveness. ucf hasn't seen a QB like Flowers since last year when they got beat. Nobody has ever stopped Flowers! ---NOBODY! (4) Our guys have already gotten all the bad voodoo plays out of their system, including that snake-bite play against Houston. The guys will play well. (5) Strong and Gilbert will make better decisions on play selections: the odds are just staggering against them making the same mistakes after what they've seen this season. (6) ucf is not that good. Solid but not world beaters. I've watched a lot of their games now. With Flowers and our RBs, I think we will move the ball and score plenty. Not a problem! (7) All things being equal, I think the intangibles favor USF. Plus, ucf hasn't had to fight for a game this year; they don't know what it's like. Get on top of them and they will start to doubt. And deep down they know their coach is gone after a few more games. That's got to eat at them. Home field advantage? I don't think so. Our players are just going across I-4 and taking their year-long frustrations out on the rusted tin men! These gnats are very average (as in not a FSU-like team when we played FSU). USF WINS! I GUARANTEE IT! ---In all the years on this forum, don't think I've ever guaranteed a victory before.
  19. 11 points
    Joined in '07, 5 total posts, ucf week . . . Yep, I think we've got us a troll!
  20. 11 points
    This is my 20,000 post on here! Man I spend way too much time on here.
  21. 11 points
    Because of us starting at Week 0 this year, and with some canceled games, this season has lead to some fun (but ultimately completely useless) facts: 1) With USF playing at 12PM this Saturday and FSU at 330PM, USF has a chance to secure their 5th win of the season before FSU even wins a single game (likely the only time in our existence that we'll have 5 more wins then FSU at any given point). 2) USF currently has as many wins (4) as FSU, Miami & UF combined (4) 3) At this point in the season, USF has outscored FSU & Miami combined Other fun facts: Since starting 2015 off 1-3: In the last 26 games USF has gone 22-4, averaged 41.1 pts/game and scored 30+ in 23/26 games In the previous 26 games USF went 7-19, averaged just 17 pts/game and scored 30+ in just 3/26 games And Yes, I'm bored at work waiting for Saturday
  22. 11 points
  23. 11 points
    That was hm101. A bunch of us came out for today's show!
  24. 11 points
    As a freshman who just moved in yesterday, I have met a few people who are just as hyped as I am. I can not tell the overall hype just yet but if the team plays as well as we all know they can the students will definitely show up.
  25. 11 points
  26. 10 points
    Tell ESPN to stop worrying about the G5 and to get those Chapter 11 papers ready
  27. 10 points
    Sterling must be running all those secret plays he has been holding back all season!
  28. 10 points
    I hope the wizard guy stays, ups his game with a green and gold wizarding costume, and passes the mantel off to someone else. when he feels that he is done being it. You guys complain about lack of tradition. This is how it starts, organically, not contrived.
  29. 10 points
    Does anyone think that those who are voting do not realize that this team is 14-2 over the last 16 games (with a bowl win over an SEC opponent and we have almost everyone back) with our only 2 losses coming against a #13 FSU team and a Temple squad on the road that ended up 10-4, winning the conference championship..we also currently lead the nation (That's right, every single D1 football program) in scoring 30+ ppg...we are WORTHY of a Top 25 vote, can't believe some of those genius writers don't think so.
  30. 10 points
    1. John McDaid. The ref who called the " illegal forward propulsion" call
  31. 9 points
  32. 9 points
    I don't care where he plays. I just want him to reach his dreams and succeed at the next level.
  33. 9 points
    I would think we were 0-7 in football or talking about our basketball program. Since when did we have such a low image of our football team around here. Geez, we are the a top 10 rushing offense and defense, highest ranked G5 team, being picked to go to the Peach Bowl by most people that guess these things, owners of the longest winning streak in the country, currently in the midst of a record setting streak of 30 points or more and most posts on here are doomsday. Guys, you game plan to beat the opponent. We dominate pretty much every game coaching staff let ip the other day against a lesser opponent while we were up by more than 4 scores. It was not like last years defense when we were simply inept our coaching staff is smart they know how to get the job done stop whining because you don't like the way we are getting it done. We are getting it done!
  34. 9 points
    It's not a matter of whining. It's a matter of putting our fandom aside and looking at this team objectively. We are gushing with talent and athleticism, but the final results are not showing just how talented we are. Expecting that the coaching staff make the most of the best football team to ever take the field for USF is not asking for too much. If you are ok with almost blowing a 27 point lead against a vastly inferior team, I don't know what I could tell you to convince you to at least be concerned about some of the signs that this team is vulnerable. I waited until right before game 7 to post a full evaluation of the team to this point in the season. I listed out my concerns and explained why there was reason for concern. Then, watching the Tulane game, I was reminded in the latter part of the 3rd and all of the 4th quarter why I need to remain concerned about our chances to win the conference. I have not seen the week-to-week improvement that I was hoping to see with this squad. We are beating teams on pure talent and athleticism alone. It is possible to be happy that we are 7-0 (which I am) while being concerned with the quality of the product (which I am) and our prospects of getting to 12-0 (which is the ultimate goal for the season).
  35. 9 points
    I got accepted to USF next semester for accounting
  36. 9 points
    And let's not forget, UCF has herpes, while USF is free of STDs.
  37. 9 points
  38. 9 points
    Well it was an International incident.
  39. 9 points
    That's because he hasn't decided which NFL team he's going to draft.
  40. 9 points
    I always find it helpful to blame the Longhorn network for bad things happening.
  41. 8 points
    Not sure if this was posted but I thought this was cool of Q:
  42. 8 points
    Maybe ESPN could officially divide their on-air personalities into various levels of money-generating power. Only the top 5 employees would actually matter. We'll call them the "P5" for short. The single best analyst from the next level down could be guaranteed one prime time show per year on the big network and a one-time bonus check, but they can forget about getting any pay raises. In fact, maybe the non-P5 employees could just start their own sports network and quit bothering the real sports personalities with their pesky up-and-coming energy and new ideas. Imagine how much more exciting and profitable Sports Center and 30-for-30 would be. Also, all those non-P5 employees should just shut up and be happy that they aren't getting laid off. Oh wait...
  43. 8 points
    Here's hoping ESPN implodes and goes bankrupt.
  44. 8 points
    Also want to point out offensive content is frowned upon here.. youre going to have to delete the word "UCF" from the title...
  45. 8 points
    No wifi on the plane to Gainesville...
  46. 8 points
    The main problem I have with JK is that he doesn't want to claim any responsibility for putting out actual attendance number for USF, when he KNOWS that by doing so he helps to perpetuate a false comparison to what is being reported as attendance by other schools. Also, he leads people, intentionally or unintentionally, into believing that USF is the ONLY school cooking up their attendance numbers, because he doesn't acknowledge that other schools count their attendance the SAME way. JK should balance what he can do and what he should do, when it comes to reporting actual attendance. If he feels compelled to continue to report actual attendance then he should at the SAME time mention that no other schools report actual attendance and that USF is not doing anything out of the ordinary.
  47. 8 points
    We need to root for UCF to have two losses before we play them, so we can be ensured of an AAC East title. Anything less than that, we have to beat them in Orlando on the last week of the season in a do or die scenario. I'd rather not have to deal with that on the road in a hostile enviroment with everything on the line. Doesn't anyone else see this logic?
  48. 8 points
  49. 8 points
    So does this mean that if more people come out to the game, he'll open up the offense? Son of a ***** is ransoming QF off!!!
  50. 8 points
    When I got out of the Army, medically retired actually, I was a bit out of my mind. I'd already been deployed twice and was a bit out there. I decided during my last deployment I'd go back to school and pick up another degree (I actually graduated initially from Old Dominion University... I'd transferred there from another school which is why I don't mind transfers likely...lol) so I decided I wanted to move to Tampa and go to school there. One of my buddies in the Army graduated from USF and went on and on about it. So in 2005 during my deployment I applied when I was deployed in Iraq. Started following everything the school did from afar and in 2006 I got sent back stateside and sent to MacDill Air Base and started at USF. I was already completely balls deep with the football team. It actually helped me deal with PTSD, injuries from the war, and losing my mom all in a four year period. So USF actually did a lot for me. It gave me back my sanity and some assemblance of normality in a lot of chaos. I excelled at USF... earning my degree with two minors. So much love for the school. In a way it likely saved me. I will be forever grateful for the friends I met and the family I gained.
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