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  1. ... but this one's a little tougher having met Charlie (charsibb) for the first time last December, and then had a blast watching our latest defense of that Vulcan trophy with him. Charlie PM'd me in July that he was going in for surgery on a huge tumor in the groin area and wasn't sure he was coming out then. He was setting me up at that time for notifying the board and the spreading of a portion of his ashes in the Bull fountain on campus. He came thru but was pretty certain he wouldn't see Christmas. Got the call last Thursday from him saying his vital organs were shutting down and he probably wouldn't make it thru the weekend. He sounded awesome (said it was the Percocet) and we had a great 20 minute conversation .... but it was also one of the most surreal, most uplifting and most depressing conversations that I've ever had, triggering a flood of emotions when I hung up. His nephew's email arrived this afternoon.
    30 points
  2. Left USF in 2006 to take a job (still work for the organization today) Always said I would go back and finish. Life got in the way and I was lazy. Wife got pregnant with our first child in 2019. I decided I wanted to set a good example and came back to USF. Today I passed my final class, and will be graduating with people half my age on the 21st. 😆
    26 points
  3. Matt Baker asked CCS if he believed USF should be ranked and this is how Charlie responded to Baker!
    25 points
  4. Please keep the political, social, comments OFF THIS BOARD! IF you cannot use the Mad Cow to manage your seemingly uncontrollable commentary, the MAD COW will be removed and there will be a zero tolerance on ANY other board. The MAD COW was not created to generate spillover to this or other boards. Please contain your comments. I don't care if you're serious or trying to be humorous. Do not use this board any longer. Sending note to Trip. From now on, political/social crap posted on this board gets the poster suspended. Just STOP! Have it out in the Mad Cow, Facebook, Twitter or any other cesspool of hate and deception. NOT HERE. Thank you. USF Athletics and related topics only!
    21 points
  5. This past Saturday was the annual USF Fan Fest which is essentially an opportunity to meet each of the USF Football players...frankly a poor event that consisted of waiting in lines for a few hours to get an autograph from the players. I did see Derrick Brooks and Rodney Adams (I think). Not a great 'family' event like the Spring Game is (IMHO). On the way into the Sun Dome, my family and I were standing about 50 yards away from a line of players entering. My middle son, Remy, who is three, waived to all of the players as they walked by. At the end of the line was a player who took note of Remy and jogged over, high fived my son and told him is name was Jordan and asked my son for his name. The player was Jordan Cronkrite, who will be in the NFL next year (I think best prospect outside of Wilcox?). A few hours later, after my three-year-old son met nearly 100 other players and had them 'color' on his paper (i.e. sign their autographs), he came across Jordan again and said to him 'I met you outside' and Jordan responded, "I remember Remy. Are you having fun?" This is how you build a lifelong fan base and is a huge testament to Jordan and the USF Football program. I will never forget the day when an overworked student athlete who will likely make millions of dollars regardless of his demeanor at USF decided he was going to take time out his day to make an impact on my little boy.
    21 points
  6. Hey guys, just wanted to introduce the Bull family to the newest Grothe. With moms gymnastics background and mine in football, she'll be hitting golf balls 300 yards before we know it.
    21 points
  7. I took the time to cut out all the fat and leave just the plays for your viewing pleasure.
    21 points
  8. Without Brad and the creation of the Bullspen it’s hard to get the entire family out to see a game. Especially paying over $2000 a month for daycare. We were fortunate enough to win the 4-ticket raffle and got to witness the future of USF football! Go bulls!
    20 points
  9. 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.
    20 points
  10. I'm very nervous about them voiding our wins and titles.
    19 points
  11. This could have been avoided if CWT had brought the bus with him to Oregon.
    19 points
  12. Haha, one of my favorite games every year. Especially in '07
    19 points
  13. The sky isn't falling. This team we have is the best in years. It's set up to contend for the conference championship, A SCHOOL FIRST. The team will rebound just like FSU did, so chillax. It's a pothole but the bus is still rumbling.
    19 points
  14. If you don't wear green to this game, you support ISIS and UCF. #GoBulls
    19 points
  15. Miss you all I think scott is a great hire but I thought the same thing of strong
    18 points
  16. My daughter throws up the bulls horns yesterday at her graduation from Saint Stephen's Episcopal School in Bradenton. She starts at USF in the fall in the Honors College as a Provost Scholar. So proud of her, AND her SAT/ACT scores offset the entire football signing class this year. 😉
    18 points
  17. 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
    18 points
  18. I don't have it and haven't read it but I'll summarize it for you: "USF is this season's G5 team that we have chosen to write an article about so that all the schools in the G5 can read it and feel that they too can hold out hope for an "opportunity" to be talked about as having a "chance" to play for a NC and feel thankful for this crumb that we have so graciously afforded them even though they don't actually stand a chance at the Playoff but this is just enough attention to prevent them from doing anything drastic so that there is no uproar to shake up the unfair system that we have put into place which allows our network and a select Group of "Blue-Blood" institutions to earn ungodly amounts of money off of the backs of unpaid college athletes."
    18 points
  19. Reality Check #1 Im sorry, but we got spanked by FSU. But you know who else got spanked by at least 20 points this year and lived: 1. FSU suffered the worst oss in school history and got beat by 43 pts…they lived 2. #8 Michigan state loss by 24 pts…they lived 3. #12 Gerogigia lost by 29 points…they lived 4. #17 Arkansas lost by 19 pts…they lived So what the ***** makes you think USF is too good to get a beat down if these RANKED teams got beat down? Get the **** over it. I say that is the most light hearted way #2 The defense can play better and will play better. So leave Woodie alone and let him finish out the year. Tom Allen defense didn’t exactly shut teams down last year and had the nerve to leave us after 1 year at USF. Woodie is coming in and starting over, he needs to have a learning curve just like Allen had. 1. NIU scored 28 against #22 SDSU, and only 17 against us 2. Syracuse score 27 against UL and only 20 against us 3. Townson had a 1000 yard rusher and a pass rusher both who are gettig considered for the NFL 4. Woodie can’t go out and make tackles for these guys. It’s oviously we still have a need at defense since nobody is stepping up, or let’s be patient and our Defensive Savior Tramal Ivy save us. 5. Our last defensive coordinator wasn’t exaxctly shutting teams out either. Err’body except for FAMU rushed for over 100 yards against us. We just need to keep recruiting until we have te dominating defensive playrs. #3. The only chance we had to beat FSU was if they beat Louiville and slept on us, but after getting spanked by Louisville, the football gods decided we was getting our ass whooped long b4 the game started. That game was probalbt ranked in the top 5 as the most motivation FSU ever came into a game. Dalvin Cook also had to prove that he was still a first round draft pick. #4 Taggart is the best coach for our team. He’s from the area, the players love him and we are having the most success that this team has ever had. #5 Quinton Flowers is going to be our starter for this year and next year. After him, we have Kean and if we haven’t already made it to the promise land, Kean should get us there. Our future is looking **** good. #6 There is wanting better for your team and there is having a false sense of entitlement. Just be patient and let the season play out. Why is everybody so quick to call for somebody to get fired? Imagine if your job had that attitude and was ready to fire you the minute something didn’t go right? Let the season play out is all I say.
    18 points
  20. Many of you know me as JoeB aka the Baseball Guy. Kelly was my niece. I haven't posted much this season, but I've been around. My sister Nancy is a Bullspen member, although she isn't much of a poster like me. She was a cheerleader during the Charlie Bradley years. Let me just say that this has been an incredible season in so many ways. Coach Mohl reached out to my sister and wanted to honor her by having her initials on the hats. It was an unbelievable gesture and one that our family appreciates more than you know. We've been huge baseball fans since I've been on the board for 15 years or so...Brad knows. This season has been such a wild ride, but the last month has been some of the best baseball our team has played in a long time. Winning the AAC Championship was truly amazing. Not ashame to say that I shed some tears. Coach Mohl immediately looked up to us and waved my sister and her husband Keith down and they shared a huge embrace. So many emotions were flowing. I have seen so many USF Baseball games over the years and finally we were Champions. The ride didn't stop in Gainesville. It was all gravy for me after winning the Conference Tournament. But winning in Gainesville to reach the Super Regionals was something I never anticipated. They have done more than any USF Baseball team in history...let that sink in. Hopefully they aren't done yet, but they have made all of us so proud. Go Bulls, go get 'em in Austin!!!
    17 points
  21. 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
    17 points
  22. 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!
    17 points
  23. Kudos to those that made the trip. A lot of the south carolina supporters told me they were amazed at how loud we had been the whole game. Very good showing by the USF faithful today.
    17 points
  24. We had a loud obnoxious one in our section. After about three quarters, a USF fan turned to him and said "you are the reason everybody hates UCF."
    17 points
  25. Couldn't get it all in one screenshot, so here is a series of 4 images on his post. The guy is USF through and through, and I sure as **** hope he gets a shot to come back and work for this program one day. This is the passion and leadership we need. Someone who gives a ****. Not only with the football program, but within Athletics staff as well. We are lucky to have people like John Lewis and Jim Fee in the Athletic Department, but there are a ton of people who come in and could care less about USF. We're only going to get better on all fronts if we have people in who truly care for and want the best for USF. Not just a stepping stone.
    16 points
  26. GOT MY FOOTBALL stuff caught up. hospitals are boring
    16 points
  27. My lady and kids surprised me with trip to Cinncy for the game and my birthday!!! The only Big East stadium i hadnt been to, so excited and stoked to cheer our Bulls on to victory at Nippert!!!
    16 points
  28. My son, Kane Luke. Born 1/25/17. He's ready for football season to begin. In the middle pic, I had just told him the season doesn't start for another 7 months.
    16 points
  29. No need to take a shot at MG. He led us to many great wins and his contributions were endless, which is more than you're 33 posts on this message board.
    16 points
  30. Can we just get though Syracuse first before we call it it a big season
    16 points
  31. Sorry, couldn't help myself....
    16 points
  32. It's taken eight years... but it's been well worth the wait. Here's hoping in the 2039 MLB draft, Kellum Michael Lucas O'Hara will be one of the first high school players selected. I'm currently taking suggestions on position requests as we raise him (anything but catcher). He'll undoubtedly bat left handed as we'll use his speed to his advantage (one less step out of the box). He registered in at 1.54199 feet, weighing 4 lbs, 15 oz at week 35 and two days. He'll play two sports... so if the draft doesn't play out as expected, we'll have a dual threat QB that will hopefully write his own legacy at USF. His older sister (by one minute) - Adeline Grace Lucas O'Hara - will be entering West Point the same year Kellum gets drafted. She'll keep him in line both academically and athletically (and humble). On a different note, it's been many sleepless nights since Wednesday morning, however both of our little ones are out of the NICU and my wife is recovering slowly. This is my first evening back in front of a computer and I wanted to share the news with you all (my extended family). I'm glad to say I've brought two more Conservative voters into the mix - their voices will be needed (assuming the climate change hoax hasn't destroyed our planet in the next decade). God Bless America... and Go Bulls!
    15 points
  33. I am 100% behind and support that all people should be treated with respect no matter their race, sexual orientation, etc., but the BLM organization is something I can not support.
    15 points
  34. At this point my number 1 reason I want sleepy Strong fired is so you quit posting about how great he is.
    15 points
  35. Apparently you missed the WVU game in 2007. Was about 20,000 fans louder than the Tin Can.
    15 points
  36. Thanks for all the kind words. I recently underwent hip replacement surgery and am now rehabilitating at home . As a result, we will be watching the FB game tomorrow on TV. Both of us have some other health issues we are dealing with.
    15 points
  37. Hi everyone it's been an exciting weekend for me with our Bulls getting a new coach and my wife and I having our second child. We welcomed future Bull Isla Elise this last Saturday at 11:38 am.
    15 points
  38. Ha that's really Matt Grothe? Matt if you're reading this I just want you to know I hated your guts for many years. It seemed like you were at USF for GD ever.
    15 points
  39. Got the paper this morning and lo and behold splashed all over the front page is the headline Well Cooked. Huge photo of Dalvin Cook running over the Gators, a game by the way that had no national significance what so ever. On top is a summary of rivalry week with blurbs about the Ohio State/Michigan game and the Iron Bowl, which also had no significance, and last time I checked this is Florida not Alabama. Way down at the bottom is the Toad's article on Taggart possibly leaving for another gig. Seriously TBT, USF just beat their instate rival and finished 10-2 with the best record in program history and the best you can do is put the game coverage on page 7C. So much for being the home town paper. You guys suck and I hope your paper goes down in flames. If it wasn't for my wife, this subscription would have been cancelled long ago. End rant/
    15 points
  40. 15 points
  41. No, we screwed ourselfs by not beating Temple.
    15 points
  42. I'll say it again, 30 points is enough to beat temple. While not their best night at all, QF and the offense did their job and put up solid points. The run defense could not have stopped an old lady on a walker trying to escape the nursing home. THAT is why we lost.
    15 points
  43. His numbers say otherwise. He has willed this team to victory plenty of times. Some of y'all Crack me up with how quick y'all are to heap coals on QF when we lose. He didn't get the punt blocked. He didn't let the other team score 30+ points. He led all of the under 2 min touchdown drives. He threw catchable balls with the exception of like 2 skip passes. He didn't throw any interceptions and he created plays with his legs... what more was he supposed to do?
    15 points
  44. Definitely wishing you guys luck against FSU and the rest of the season. I would love nothing more to see two top ranked AAC teams go at it in the championship game.
    15 points
  45. Hi Mrs. Knight. Thanks for joining in. We're sorry for being mean to your son.
    15 points
  46. 15 points
  47. I think "war flamingo" is among the most idiotic ideas anyone in our fan base has ever come up with. It ranks just minimally worse than the new academic logo. But that isn't what is important. It is important that the fan supporting that idea Long after that beaten horse died was waving hot pink items seemingly to distract our kicker for the extra point. WTF
    14 points
  48. I finally had enough this morning. I was driving in listening to 620 WDAE and Ronnie and T-Cras. They started talking about the USF "typo" and how it shows how unprepared USF is for the Big 12 and is indicative of why they aren't considered a front runner for Big 12 expansion. I was able to get through and immediately held them and Joey Knight to task. I got a little harsh and called Fennely and Knight clowns (but it felt so good to do so) and I called out Joey Knight for choosing to tweet the photo of the DRAFT version of the document rather than the finished product. I also called him out for not touting all of the positives that USF listed in their Big 12 package and instead finding the one negative that he could harp on. I think I caught the hosts completely by surprise that they were pretty much speechless. I concluded by asking them to ask Joey Knight about his choice to post the draft rather than the final version. After they hung up they said that I should take that up with Knight and the TBT myself....that would work out really well. We have all seen what a smug, defensive ass Knight can be on Twitter. It did lead me to the conclusion that we have a duty as USF fans to help drive and steer (see what I did there) the conversation on local talk media. If we call in and keep it positive about USF it will force the hosts to talk about it more and become more educated.
    14 points
  49. Call it bush league, unsportsmanlike, rude, whatever you like, this is a multimillion dollar industry where you're constantly competing against others for resources in players, advertising dollars, sponsorship money, and more. If we have a national forum to completely crush a competitor who essentially shares the same market as us, then we should. For any team in Florida, especially, there is no reason not to absolutely dominate them if given a chance to do so without hurting ourselves. I'm not saying starters need to stay in if we're up by a significant amount, but there's nothing wrong with throwing the ball up by 30 in this circumstance. It's a chance for reserve players to get game experience with these types of plays, and it establishes dominance within the eyes of future recruits, fellow commissioners, bowl representatives, fans, donors, and many more. If we're to stop legitimately playing up by 30, then you should just enact a mercy rule and call the game. If we're up by 30, UCF will still be playing, and therefore so should we. This isn't a hug factory. No one needs participation medals. These are young men larger than the majority of us with aspirations to play in a multi-billion dollar industry. Let them experience success and defeat and see if this is for them or not. There's nothing wrong with winning and it's a poor lesson to teach that winning by a large margin through legitimate channels and playing by the rules is a bad thing. Try that ish in the real world and see what happens. I say crush them by 70 if the third string is able to do so.
    14 points
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