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  1. Another validation that the AAC should be a "Power" conference (Power 6). 2017 NFL draft picks by conference Conference Picks Picks per school SEC 53 3.79 ACC 43 3.07 Pac-12 36 3 Big Ten 35 2.5 AAC 15 1.25 Big 12 14 1.4 http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/4/29/15489050/nfl-draft-2017-picks-results-college-conference-sec-acc-pac-12-big-ten-big-12
  2. The American is within a couple of points of passing the Big 12 conference in RPI ranking. Compared to the G5 the American is closer to a Power 5 conference (bigger index gap). Maybe next week we pass them.
  3. I would not be surprised if Murry Bartow ends up coaching the team this season as it may be part of Harlan's plan. Who knows what is going on behind the scenes http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=211126892
  4. Sounds like we will get him in December once he completes the classes.
  5. I bet Bibby did not make it through the academic committee. No announcement from USF and classes have already started.
  6. Please send this link to the Big 12. This makes the case for the USF - UCF expansion: http://www.livability.com/topics/housing-and-real-estate/this-is-where-us-residents-are-moving-in-2016
  7. Best options in order: 1. Expand by 4 teams: Cincinnati, Houston, USF, UCF 2. They do not expand and keep AAC intact 3. Expand by 2 and they take Cincinnati and BYU (AAC only loses 1) Worst options: 1. Expand by 4: Cincinnati, Houston, UConn, UCF 2. Expand by 2: Houston, UCF 3. Expand by 2: Cincinnati, UCF Hold your breath until October.
  8. Hopefully this is a major factor in expansion candidates as adding USF and UCF would dramatically change this: Population base[edit] Like the Southwest Conference, the Big 12 footprint has a small population base. It has the smallest population base by far of the Power Five conferences. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia and Iowa have a combined population of 37.8 million. As of 2013, out of the 115.6 million TV households nationwide there are only 13,427,130 TV households in those states (11.6%)[31][32] The Big 12's share of the nation's TVs is a fraction of that reached by the rest of the Power Five. This likely works against the conference in TV negotiations, but the conference negotiated tier 1 and 2 TV contracts with total payouts similar to those of the other Power Five conferences.[33] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_12_Conference
  9. http://tbo.com/news/politics/usf-oks-housing-project-for-2165-students-at-andros-site-20150604/ TAMPA — The University of South Florida is moving ahead with plans for the largest student-housing construction project in school history, razing the well-worn Andros dormitories for a mixed-use residential complex featuring a health and wellness center, outdoor pool and deck, dining center and small-shop retail space. University trustees on Thursday voted to enter into an agreement with Capstone Development Partners and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital to build a $134 million, live-work-play project that will provide 2,165 beds in three buildings on the site of the 50-year-old dorms. The new complex will dwarf the largest existing dorm, the 1,050-student Juniper-Poplar complex. The project “will create a new atmosphere on campus, with the recreation facility, shops and swimming pool,†said USF president Judy Genshaft. “It’s going to liven up the atmosphere on campus.â€
  10. Potential landing spots including USF: http://www.todaysu.com/college-football/5-potential-landing-spots-for-virginia-qb-transfer-greyson-lambert/ South Florida: I only mention USF because landing Lambert could potentially save Willie Taggart’s job. In his first two years, his quarterbacks have combined to complete 47.8 percent of their passes for 18 touchdowns and 27 interceptions, as the passing game finished dead last nationally in Passer Efficiency Rating in 2013 (91.1), and 116th (107.6) in 2014. With Mike White—the only QB who had found some form of success—transferring to Western Kentucky, the situation again looks grim. Lambert would be an upgrade to either Steven Bench or Quinton Flowers, and could provide some balance to what’s been a one-dimensional approach with running back Marlon Mack. Besides, who wouldn’t want to live in Tampa?
  11. Could be a possibility - hope willie has his cell phone number.... Redshirt junior Greyson Lambert will transfer from Virginia, the quarterback announced Saturday on Twitter, calling it the "hardest decision" of his life. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Lambert received his undergraduate degree and will be eligible to play elsewhere this fall. He has two years of eligibility remaining. "I met with Greyson earlier this week and he explained to me his reasons for wishing to transfer," said Virginia coach Mike London. "I want to wish him well and appreciate everything he has done for our football program. He is a fine young man and will do well." A Jesup, Ga., native, Lambert exited the spring behind Matt Johns on the Cavaliers' depth chart after starting nine games last season. One of four team captains last season, Lambert had completed 59 percent of his throws in 2014 for 1,632 yards with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He added two rushing touchdowns. Lambert becomes the third consecutive incumbent starting quarterback to leave the Cavaliers since 2012. Since 2012, seven quarterbacks have transferred, including 2012 starter Michael Rocco, 2013 starter David Watford, Ross Metheny, Phillip Sims, Michael Strauss and, earlier this week, redshirt freshman Corwin Cutler, who made a similar announcement on Twitter. The program also lost tight end Jake McGee, its best offensive player, during an offseason last year even though London and his offensive staff were devising ways to feature his pass-catching abilities. Virginia's inability to find, or commit to, a quarterback has contributed greatly to its offensive inconsistency. Rocco led the Cavaliers to an 8-5 record and a bowl appearance in 2011, but was forced to share the job with Sims, a once-heralded transfer from Alabama, the following season. Since then, the Cavaliers have finished 4-8, 2-10 and 5-7, leading to athletic director Craig Littlepage giving London just a one-year extension even before their final game last season. Lambert's departure comes less than a year after he was heralded as the answer to Virginia's long-running search for a quarterback. But he was benched before halftime in the opener against UCLA and shared the job with Johns the rest of the season. Johns won the starting job this year in spring practice. In a news conference after releasing the depth chart, London said the battle for the top spot "wasn't close." Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
  12. I'm taking my family (wife and 3 boys) to the USF - AU game and wanted to know where the USF fans will be tailgating. Does anyone have any suggestions on which parking area we should look for when we arrive (coming from Atlanta)? The game day experience should be incredible and I want to get some tailgating in before the game. Go Bulls!!!
  13. Good question!! I'm a 86 USF grad and now live in the Atlanta area and usually catch at least one football game a year with some old college buddies (Auburn & UL this upcoming season planned). I was in Orlando last week on business and decided to get a jog in at the UCF track since it was close by (with my USF teeshirt on of course) and was shocked to see how they have progressed with their facilities. New football, basketball, softball, baseball stadiums along with a indoor football practice facility were all very visible surrounded by a bunch of new dorms with a nice downtown college feel. How did UCF get all this money to build these facilities and USF just seems to have a bunch of nice artist renditions? With all the construction around UCF's athletic area you would think they just joined the Big East not USF and it was disturbing to see how they have beat USF to the punch regarding upgrading their facilities. Like many USF alumni I do not like to lose to UCF and we are definitely losing the athletic facilities battle. I believe UCF used some creative financing (bonds etc...) and USF is unwilling to go down this path from my understanding for fear of running into an athletic department deficit. I think we need to change our strategy.