Orlando Bull

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. AAC
  7. 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
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. I hope Adams' time gets him some looks. I think he can help someone out, but, the FA WR class is crazy good. If you're a team looking for a "take the lid off" kind of guy, you can take a chance on someone like Adams, but, you can also go out and sign Kenny Stills, or, Ted Ginn, or, Desean Jackson. Sure, those guys will cost more, but, they are proven commodities. Adams best bet is going to be with a bad team that is looking for young and cheap. Unfortunately, a late round pick by one of those teams doesn't get the best shot most of the time.
  12. I would have never in a million years believed that Hall was faster than Mack... I didn't see him as that type of RB, felt like he had a little more power to him. I agree, if Hall had been drafted in the early rounds, he would have had a lot more opportunity on the field. Kid played well when he had a chance for the Broncos. I hope Mack gets a good shot at it.
  13. I agree, but, he's doing it to everyone. South Carolina couldn't contain him with a month to prep and watch film. The kid has amazing vision.
  14. Bottom line: Tags was never in it for the long-haul here. Burn too many coaches and they will steer kids away from you. Build the relationships and they may recommend diamond-in the rough kind of guys that boost your program. If you don't have a long range plan, you do what Tags did, sell the players, build the team as fast as possible, and cash in. The long-range plan is to have a quality relationship with these coaches who can tell you that "recruit x" is getting looks from the big-boys, but, his mom is sick and he could possibly be swayed to stay home. Or, "I don't know what "so-and-so" is doing over there, but, he has the most athletically gifted guy I have ever seen playing center. Kid likely won't get many looks at that position, but, he may be something for you". Or... Coach, we run the triple-option and I have built my team to do that, but, I have a kid (think Calvin Johnson/GaTech) that can flat out play receiver. Unfortunately, he's not getting any hype because we only throw the ball 4 times per game. As a recruiter, you can't see the every day stuff. The HS coaches can. You need to have that open line of communication, especially as a G5 program, in order to get some under-the-radar steals. Alabama can have all of the 5-stars they want. I would be perfectly happy loaded up with a bunch of George Selvie-ish 2-stars.
  15. Better where it is now. What if Marlon Mack's replacement signed with someone else because he didn't want to RS and thought Mack was coming back. Needs to be after the season and draft declarations are done so kids know their options.