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Each ticket purchase goes directly to our effort to raise $10K in "fan money" for the program.  Below is the link:

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  1. 17 points
    If you're no longer a fan you can stay, but Stop your whining Don't insult others that are fans Have something intelligent to add Thank you. Management
  2. 11 points
    Cronk was gracious enough to take a few pics post game with my girls. What a night! Go Bulls!
  3. 10 points
  4. 9 points
    Must be accurate. Nothing more Charlie Strong than a knee at the goal line.
  5. 9 points
    No to signing anything that restricts our long term possibilities.
  6. 9 points
  7. 8 points
  8. 8 points
    UCF comes from behind in the AAC Championship vs Memphis with a back-up QB who is not even in the same realm as Jalon Hurts. They run the table for the second year in a row and they don't even get a mention from any of the main stream sports outlets beyond their QB MM being hurt. Think college football is an equal playing field? I don't know if UCF is one of the best 4 teams in the country, but no one has beaten them in two straight years. Any non-P5 team could run the table and win every game 100 - 0 and not even get a sniff of the CFP. This is why, other than USF, I could care less about CFB. I was once a rabid fan of CFB and couldn't get enough, now, who cares. CFB has taken the greatest sports product in the U.S. and marginalized it for me. There are six or seven schools that matter in college football. Everyone else is an also-ran on their best day. Go Bulls!
  9. 8 points
    this is like the debtor prisons of the 19th century Jail should be for violent felons. not people who don't pay a traffic ticket
  10. 8 points
    The ceiling for this team was about 9-3 to start the season and that’s probably right around where we end up. Houston is by far a better team and prob ends up winning the conference. The amount of talent we lost last year is staggering, almost as staggering as the number of freshman getting significant playing. We were missing out best linebacker at a position of zero depth, missing our best WR, rolling with how many Freshman on the o-line? The overreaction is losing to a superior team is jussst a bit much from some on this board.
  11. 7 points
    With all of the talk and excitement (and, if you are a petty, salty little b*tch to the east, controversy) surrounding USF's future football scheduling, I think it is important to put the new scheduling philosophy into context given the realities of our lease/stadium situation. Our lease with the Tampa Sports Authority, which went into effect for the 2017 season and runs through the 2027 season (6 years with a 5 year option), states that USF will play at least 6 home games per season at Raymond James. USF only has to pay the direct cost of game day expenses. For games where just the lower bowl is open, that runs about $200,000 per game, and I would imagine that games with the upper deck open adds another $50,000 per deck in direct expenses ($300,000 max in direct expenses). For the first 6 games, USF gets to keep all of the money generated from ticket sales (minus the lesser of 8% of the ticket price or $2.50 per ticket). For a seventh game, USF would only get 20% of net revenues after all direct expenses and licensing fees are paid by TSA. So it would appear that there is even less of a financial incentive for USF to host 7 home games in a season. USF doesn't generate any revenue from concession sales or parking, other than the parking spaces they are allocated for donors. Average attendance in 2017 was 31,400, and 2018 climbed to 38,500. Included in these numbers are non-revenue seats (students and comps), so USF probably averaged around 28,000 in actual ticket sales over the last two seasons. Assuming an average ticket cost of around $32.50, USF would generate $910,000 per game in total revenue from ticket sales. From that, they pay TSA about $200,000 for use of the stadium, and another $70,000 or so for the ticket surcharge, leaving an average net revenue of $640,000. Then you have to factor in the cost of the guarantee for the FCS opponents. That runs around $400,000 to $500,000. If USF is paying that out, then they are clearing about $200,000 from those FCS home games. Typically, against a G5 or P5 program they pay out $250,000 to cover travel costs, so for those games the net is around $400,000. In an average 6 home game season, USF likely generates around $2.2 million TOTAL for the season in net revenues from ticket sales. Given the terms of the lease, it makes more sense for USF to take a road "pay-day-game" over a 6th or 7th home game against an FCS foe or a lower-tier P5 program. For instance, the Alabama game in 2026 will pay USF $1 million. After deducting the $250,000 in travel expenses, the program will still net around $750,000. USF couldn't clear that much money even if it sold out the entire lower bowl, which we aren't able to do right now against lesser competition. The $1.9 million we are getting paid by Texas for the 2020 game is even more significant. Without a hefty ticket price increase, it would be IMPOSSIBLE for us to net $1,650,000 from any home game. Subtracting 12,500 student seats from Raymond James' capacity of roughly 66,000, leaves only 53,500 revenue generating tickets. The most we could net in that situation would be $1,350,000 or so. Assuming a sell-out against Florida and Alabama, those games will net us almost $1,000,000 more per game than we have been averaging over the past two seasons. That is without consideration to the increased revenues received by requiring the purchase of mini-game plans or season tickets in order to secure tickets for those marquee games.
  12. 7 points
    There's this - "bachelor’s degree in secondary education" - and he coaching the DB's!
  13. 7 points
    Not Iron Bull stuff, but we do what we can. https://giving.usf.edu/why/why-you-give/two-longtime-usf-bulls-football-fans-go-deep-their-support-form-planned-gift?fbclid=IwAR0euDHdPxmGbilTrMUDzoqI-cws951ZnHBmkwtUDOOyZ4hbYBM_1Fpne0g GO BULLS!
  14. 7 points
    CJL built this program with little funds and poorly paid assistants. we played against teams with wining records and actually won. Many on this board felt that teams like Memphis and ECU were not worthy competition and now we struggle to keep up with them, I don't know about you but I didn't leave games we won feeling like a loss- ECU and UConn as well as Tulsa. . CJL put his heart and soul into this team which is not something anyone can say about any of the coaches since.
  15. 6 points
    Team unity is important, It is good to see them all smoking from the same bowl, I would hate to see his career go up in smoke. Hopefully CCS does not weed out our best player especially when all of us are so high on him.
  16. 6 points
    I don't think we should be calling college kids "dogs". Just my 2 cents.
  17. 6 points
  18. 6 points
    It appears the sprinkler head on the lower right side of the field is not producing optimal coverage. I am concerned how this will affect our teams speed on the outside by producing uneven growth. We need to alert the grounds crew to get this fixed before it costs us valuable yards and possibly a game. Your photo may have saved the season had this gone unnoticed, nice work!
  19. 6 points
  20. 6 points
  21. 6 points
    People here love to talk crap on TDS and/or Colin as not actually knowing anything but they prove time and again that they do. Give these guys credit. They're dedicated to doing their best job at getting us info about the program.
  22. 6 points
    Not sure that many have followed or noticed, but USF is 7-1 in the AAC and 12-2 overall on the season and are ranked #18 and #14 in the two major rankings. They host UCF (6-2, 9-5-1) on Friday night at 7 pm needing just a tie to clinch the regular season conference crown and earn the right to host the AACCG. They have quietly become one of the most consistent programs on campus. A win over UCF pretty much guarantees them a spot in the NCAA field. For the 4th time in the last 5 seasons. GO BULLS!
  23. 5 points
    Never, you say?
  24. 5 points
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  26. 5 points
    Did it ever occur to you that some of us just like the guy-- the way he coached, talked, ran the team, and busted his ASS for USF? It is not all about record when it comes to CJL. The guy would show up at one of the alumni luncheons and just get the crowd super amped at the drop of a dime. He could do this in 5 minutes-- totally off the cuff -- because he was the real deal when it came to USF Football. Now I can't say about his subsequent work== and honestly, that only mildly interests me. But to have some wet behind the ears fan who has the BALLS to contine using the word GFATORS on our board but tell us all that they are really really a Bulls fan-- that is just horsecrap bud (you can't even be bothered to capitalize the B in Bull). Change your name and change your tune. You were not in the stands that night when CJL went for 2 it against Georgia Southern instead of settling for a tie with the previous years 1-AA National Champs back when we were barely in existence. We did not get that score-- but he sure won those fans over for life. We were-- we are proud of his work at this school. I will talk about him whenever I **** well please- I could give two craps if it messes up your reading of the board. So don't tell us how to be a fan or that you have any real stake in this team. Lose that BS nickname or expect not to be taken very seriously ever on this board. That is my opinion. What you do with it is not important. What you think of CJL as a coach, a man, a human being-- irrelevant to me. SO yeah-- you could say I give a crap about this topic.
  27. 5 points
    Good lord does that bring back bad memories. My daughter did that crap when she was in grade school. The craziest **** I ever saw. Loud indescribable music, crazy ass cheer moms, and fake smiles were all around. If you want to punish someone for being bad have them go to one of these events...
  28. 5 points
    That's a great idea. Let's start a thread on it and then one on an OCS and a Publix on campus.
  29. 5 points
    I can hear it now. UCF RB and former Gator Jordon Cronkrite with a nice 8 yard run....
  30. 5 points
  31. 5 points
    "I don't know the number, but we have to have a good year. We had 11 wins and 10 wins the last two seasons. … No, 7-6 won't work this season."
  32. 5 points
  33. 5 points
    With the grand opening of the OCPublix, those that were #TeamWaWa were asked to leave the team. However, I've been asked not to go into specifics.
  34. 5 points
    All right so I've been a pretty cynical and negative person lately...So much that I wasn't really 'feeling' a bowl game. But the more I think about it the more stoked I get for it. Why? This is a second chance for our team and our seniors. They get a chance to have their last home game in Ray Jay go from an L to a W. We fans get a chance to see them sent off the *right way*. No stupid traveling to remoteseville in a lame stadium no one cares about. Instead we get one more chance to watch McCants drag defenders across the goal line in the comfort of 'our house'. So no more whining about what has or hasn't happened this year. Think about what the game can mean for everyone. LETS DO THIIIIIIIS!!!!!
  35. 5 points
    They're flat out good. Going from 0-12 to what they are now, as fast as they have, is remarkable. You just have to tip your cap.
  36. 5 points
    You should have told us it was Fennelly so I wouldn't have to click on the link
  37. 5 points
    I could care less about the playoff...give me a **** CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP ALREADY.
  38. 4 points
    As a Longhorn fan with experience with Strong. He is a good human being but he is in over his head as a head coach. He struck lighting in a bottle with Teddy Bridgewater at UL. He has done nothing since. Cut bait and move along.
  39. 4 points
    Oh you showed up? I wasn’t expecting you since you didn’t bother showing up on Friday.
  40. 4 points
  41. 4 points
    Disagree with this statement. There is no ducking conditioning. We should have given the ball more to Mike Ford.
  42. 4 points
  43. 4 points
    Well, our main scapegoat was just officially hired by Mcneese State. I’ve 100% been on the “fire Gilbert” train, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I feel unsettled about this solely falling on him. I’m concerned that Strong plays a larger role in this, and if we don’t see major changes to a scheme it could get ugly. Not trying to be negative but I still need to be convinced.
  44. 4 points
  45. 4 points
    But UCF also found out some way to be immune to FOIA by claiming their athletics aren't a part of the university! So which is it? UCF is corrupt and operates like mafia. Their admin is full of sneaky snakes. Fines: "We are a state agency, can't pay. (HA HA)" FOIA: "No we aren't a state agency, we don't have to answer. (HA HA)." UCF leadership is unethical. I'd be embarrassed if USF pulled these stunts. I respect UCFs players, and the coaches from the last 3 years. They have done well and nothing wrong with the fans being proud of their team winning. But you can't compare the way the two schools are run. USF is ethically run. UCF is not.
  46. 4 points
    Pardon me, good sir, but leaving jobs to professionals does not preclude commentary from stakeholders. I have busted my rear year after year despite a demanding graduate school and work schedule in South Florida to attend games, donate as much as I can, and support USF and USF Athletics. I do not show up at practice and heckle, I do not knock on coaches' doors, I do not submit an application every day to our AD and write "I'm a better coach than the one you've got." But I will express discontent on an online fan message board all I want, and am quite realistic about its efficacy regarding anything but letting me vent and make connections via banter with those with a common interest. Your attempts to portray my sentiments as diminutive leave only one of our opinions appearing uninspired and condonable.
  47. 4 points
    Our problem is coaching. We're a poorly coached team.
  48. 4 points
    Easy. Play 4th quarter football for 4 quarters
  49. 4 points
  50. 4 points
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