Orlando Bull

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Orlando Bull last won the day on December 7 2016

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  1. That is the key really... If we go undefeated and QF continues to ball out like last year, we'll get more respect than the TEAM probably deserves. If we go undefeated/QF continues to be a stud, he's in talks for the Heisman. Those talks lead to team hype, that hype leads to a jump in the rankings. Our only hope is that the offense continues to average 40+ and the defense steps up to make that give us 20+ pt wins.
  2. Just a thought... Is this judge more embarrassed by this than she was Sami al-arian being employed by USF and being accused of terrorist connections? Or another example of employee misconduct http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/college/usf-under-federal-investigation-for-handling-of-****-case/2215319 It's good that she is only embarrassed when an athlete screws up, I'd hate for her to really care about anything other than what gets her the most press.
  3. You can't discount the serious concussion that Mack suffered last year in his decision either.
  4. I don't know if that is true. Not sure if you ever got to see Hall play. I honestly won't say one way or another. They are different. I will say that Hall had a different situation. When the USF offense lined up in 2005, the defense set up to stop Andre Hall. I don't think people had to game plan for Mack the same way. Sure, he's a threat, but, with Flowers' running ability and the deep threat, defenses couldn't focus solely on Mack. Hall was also only a 2-year "star" for us in a time where we didn't get any press at all. No one knew really about him. Our offense the last 2 seasons got a ton of attention. Ironically, to me, Mack showed more of his NFL ability in his freshman year when he was a true between the tackles running back. Draft status or not, Hall never really got a shot because back then, the NFL was a workhorse RB league. In 2006, there were 10 guys that had over 300 carries. Last year, there was 1. In 2006, the average carries for the top-10 guys was 338, in 2016, it was 279. Teams are relying on more of a RBBC approach now and generally will draft to have a solid 3-deep lineup. Back then, teams had 1 guy and a decent backup. Honestly, the 1 game that Hall really got a shot, he did very well (150 yards total), but, I think he may have tweaked something and fell out of the rotation. I don't know about his work ethic and what he was showing the coaches, but, I felt like he had the right skill set to do very well, it just never materialized. Mack has the opportunity to do great things in Indy. It's a perfect situation. However, from this minute forward, he has to work on blocking for the QB. Luck has spent more time on his back than any other QB in the league since he's been there. If Mack really wants to get a great opportunity, he needs to focus on protecting the franchise. Indy is weird, they generally don't go with the best runner on earth, they want a guy that can pick up a blitz and keep the QB on his feet. If Mack can do that, I have no doubt that he will shine when he gets the ball.
  5. He'll get drafted, I hope he gets a real shot. Some people who's NFL opinion's I respect are saying that he is a legit NFL starter. If he gets that shot and proves it, it won't matter where he is drafted. I would have loved for him to stay, but, a draft grade in the top 5 rounds is worth a lot with a coaching change coming. He didn't know what Strong really wanted to do. He also recognized that Flowers is going to get all of the hype this year if we're successful. I believe he made the right decision for him and I can't wait to root for him on Sundays.
  6. Temple's offense kept us off the field though... the point was, yards/TOP was on-par with the rest of the season. Temple played keep-away, it worked.
  7. To add to the BJ/Skip discussion... stats are crap. Show me wins. As BJD's passing stats "improved", the team started losing more games. I hope that CCS understands who QF is, and, I hope that QF knows that his future as a potential NFL player is not at QB. I think he can be a RB at the next level. Let the kid showcase his freakish athleticism and keep doing what he is doing. The point of the game is to do what it takes to win, not to improve anyone's stats.
  8. Tags gets credit... but, really, this team lived on the back of Quinton Flowers last year. I don't know that CWT would have brought long-term success. We'll never know. Hopefully QF is able to carry the team again this season while CCS builds a solid foundation (defense). Say what you want about his time at Texas, but, he left UL in a great spot. Coaching and QB are the most important thing in College Football. Lets see if CCS can replace QF after this season. For 2017, we know we have that locked down.
  9. Hey Mike, yep, I remember you, we spent a lot of time in the "press box" together at that old field. It has been forever, hard to believe really. I agree with your assessment on Ken, he is a Bull as long as he wants to be by my book.
  10. As others have said, pitching is huge. My sister played at USF for Eriksen and I worked for the team for 3 years. Those saying that he can't recruit are wrong in my opinion. Also, for us having great facilities, most don't understand that those were 10-years too late. In the late 90s/early 00s, USF was the go-to softball program in the state along with FSU. It was harder to get to the WCWS at that time, but, Eriksen took his team very close on a couple of occasions in 97/98 I believe. During that time, he had Mo Triner and Jennifer Thompson, a lethal 1-2 punch pitching. My sister was on the 98 team as a freshman, they lost out to a crazy good pitcher in the regionals to keep them from getting to the WCWS. In 2001, Jesse Kowal was the stud pitcher, also, 2 games from the WCWS that year. Kowal graduated that year, the next year was awful, and the following year Leigh Ann Ellis came in and the team was great again. But, starting in 97ish, UF got a program and out of the gate built a phenomenal stadium. They also had the budget to recruit nation wide. Back then, softball was bigger on the west coast. From day 1, they had great pitching. USF was getting the best of the best locally, but, suddenly it was getting diminished by a few going to UF. Then UCF gets a program with a nice stadium. If you never saw a USF game on the rec fields, you missed out. If you knew what Coach Eriksen did with teams on that awful field, you would understand how good of a coach he really is. All great coaches have personality "quirks" and Ken is not above that, but, if you're looking for a reason that this team isn't "elite", look elsewhere. Look at lack of support when his program was the best thing at USF. Look at the fact that the man worked for years without a guaranteed contract and just kept winning. He turned down good jobs to stay at home. He was promised facilties for years before he had them. Why is this team not elite today? I already said AAC. Other reasons... 1. Softball has become a rich-kid sport. Parents pour probably 6 figures into their kid's career by the time they are making a college decision. Those same parents don't see USF as prestigious enough for their "investment" 2. We don't have SEC money to spend recruiting. 3. Current rankings, you have to get down to no. 12 before you have a non power conference school (JMU). They are also the only non power-5 in the top 25.
  11. AAC
  12. Nope, LeJiste was on a RB a little later in the game. Nate lit someone up on the first series on a 3rd down... 5:06 here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49i78o712bI
  13. So... You're a Bears fan... I can respect that, but, to give the dolphins zero respect from 1977 to 1996? Remember your bears in 1985, when they nearly went undefeated? Who was that team that stopped them? 8 AFC East championships during that time and another in 2000. I am looking forward to seeing Nate play for the fins, paired up with Rashad Jones could be a good spot for him. Haven't seen him play much in the last couple of years, but, we all remember that he can be a game changer. I still remember his hit early in the FSU game in 2009 that seemed to set the tone for the defense that entire game (maybe their first series, WR coming across the middle).
  14. I don't really think Temple did anything to slow QF down except play keep away. Where most teams loved to celebrate scoring on our defense quickly, Temple savored their time on the field with our defense. They slowed everything down, they chipped away and held the ball 2/3 of the game. That kept Q off the field and thus "in check". With more time to wear down their defense, I have no doubt that Q would have put up numbers against them to. Surprised more teams didn't try to keep the ball away from us more. Navy fell behind early or they would have done the same I fear. Based on TOP, QF had 277 yards of offense, total we had the ball for 21 min, say QF was on the field for 19 of those with Kean in relief after he got hurt. So, QF produced 14.57 yards/min. Against Memphis (probably his best game, didn't check them all), he had 473 yards of offense, but, in 33 min of possession, giving him 14.33 yards/min. Funny, he produced 16.5 yards/min against FSU, but, that is the game that I felt like CWT coached very poorly in that he didn't let Q run very much in the first half. We got pass happy and turned the ball over a couple of times in the first half and they pulled away. Started running more in the second half and hung in there, but, the damage was already done. I remeber that FSU also dominated Mack early in that game, QF wasn't running, and passes were just a bit off except for the big plays. First half was just ugly.
  15. Oh geez... On BJD... go back and watch some games where he ran a lot, there are clips of him arguing with the sidelines about it, he most certainly would have taken a stand with the coaches. At the same time, Skip was awful, so, I blame no one other than him for the failures of the team during his time. BJD probably won games in spite of the coaching during his time here. On the "new" offense. I am good with less runs by QF, but, he has a knack for picking up 3rd/4th downs with his legs, hope the new staff can see that and give him those carries still to extend drives. I know on 3rd and 4 last year, the play I had the most confidence in was Quinton running for it and making the defense look stupid while doing it.