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  1. Just got back from that emotionally draining **** show. Hardly anyone in the stands, but many of us lost our voices and are just devastated. This is what being a fan is all about, but you need to win one once in a while. Anyhow, thanks to the fans who never gave up. I’ll be back next week, but I’m not sure how much more of this I can tolerate.
    10 points
  2. So we’re back in conference USA? Wow how the mighty have fallen.
    7 points
  3. And even if we do not move anywhere or have great success I am still prepared to enjoy USF football Saturdays. This is not the friggin NFL…it’s college football and the players on this team are students who attend the same university that I graduated from and that does deserves respect. So I’ll be in front of my tv or at a few away games supporting them to the fullest.
    7 points
  4. Good thing they didn't put North Texas' logo to the immediate right of Charlotte's.
    6 points
  5. I’m all for having a progrAm that generates upstanding successful adults… but there are times that I wonder if we have too many life coaches and not enough football coaches. You can’t just hire the “good” guys and expect the football IQ to magically happens.
    6 points
  6. We lost this game because of coaching according to most. So playing in Ray Jay had nothing to do with the loss so why do we need an OCS? Still haven't watched the second half but the only time we ran the ball into the line were the last 2 plays of the half. Everything else was outside. How did Tulsa's Dline put more pressure on our QB than the NC St, UF, BYU and SMU? Back to the OCS thing, are you really willing to invest $150 million in this program? Anyone? Not sure UCF is doing well with a Freshman QB. I've doubted Cinci all year but they are starting to impress me. Watch them lose their next game as they move up to #2 in the country with Iowa losing. Reading on here that we ran a wildcat that failed but it worked on 4th and goal in the first half. The people I've met from the 'pen have all been a pleasure to meet in person. Ran into our old friend Mike Stuben in the Club today. Good to see him. Speaking of the Club, I couldn't imagine sitting at on OCS in Florida with no shade and no access to air conditioning. It was brutal out there. Know I won't have to worry about it in my game attending lifetime but still. Speaking of attending games, thanks to the 3,000 people that showed up today. But it would have been nice if the team and coaches recognized the 50 or 60 people that watched them get off the bus before the game. I know they must be "in game mode" or some BS but my wife is really pizzzzed off about that. Friends that we tailgate with, who have had tickets since Day 1, are about to give them up because of the tickets on phone thing. They're having massive trouble with it. I'm going to try to help them figure it out but they are beyond pizzzzzed. It was nice to be in a game and not down 21 - 0 at the end of the first quarter. Hated that we lost but seeing a competitive game was nice for a change. Watching while sitting next to @NewEnglandBull was cool. Not sure if we can do it next week as our daughter's tickets are being used but we'll see what we can do. Spoke with WBB coach last night and he's trying to keep me into football for next year. Thinks CJS can turn it around. He's optimistic for WBB for this year. If we are rushing only 3 guys shouldn't we be able to cover 4 receivers with 8 guys? I know it is a lot to ask them to stop the run too. Have a good Sunday people. Be well.
    5 points
  7. 5 points
  8. This officially kills this thread, it was an interesting ride but you can put a fork in us because we are done, somebody please hit the lights on the way out.
    5 points
  9. Most fun I've had as a USF fan in years.
    4 points
  10. So, it has taken a long time to really process what has happened to us. If we are honest with ourselves, since we were called up to the Big East, we have won nothing in Football and Basketball. We will never be Florida, Florida State or Miami. CFB is creating a haves and have nots right now and even the new B12 is in a very vulnerable spot. At this point we need to accept this. I think we should build a nice 25-30k OCS with an option to expand built into it (it’s important to have this for the students experience and alumni pride(almost ALL G5 schools have them), we are never going to capture fans of UF and FSU in Tampa now). Let’s have pride in our school and realize, we are where we deserve to be. If in the future we get called up, great; until then, let’s win our conference (whatever it is) as often as possible. I’m not happy either, but it’s where we are. I’m a Bull for life!!
    4 points
  11. DJ starts off with a 20 yard scamper followed by a 10 yarder. Touchdown D’Ernest Johnson
    4 points
  12. Totally agree. At this point, I don't even care what the conference looks like. If we win it and keep winning, hopefully we get ranked, noticed, and called up. Worst case, we win and keep winning and don't get called up and we get to watch exciting football (it's exciting to me if we win, even if they're ugly wins at this point), we'll be collecting hardware, and it'll give alums a sense of pride. Even if we're in Metro 2.0/C-USA 3.0/AAC 2.0, if we win it, how can people not have pride? Now, a casual who has no connection to USF, will they care? I have no idea. I doubt they care now, so who cares. Maybe we can lure them with some sexy OOC games?
    4 points
  13. My favorite gripe from back then, and a bit earlier, was CJL plateauing. Man, I'd love to be at a 8 or 9 win per year plateau right now.
    4 points
  14. Man this fan base needs a win in a bad way.
    4 points
  15. I like that our fans stood up against cancel culture by refusing to sit in the 6k seats that surround it
    4 points
  16. Probably the most level headed, succinct take on all what's going and the approach that needs to be taken ..... we're also only four years away from double digit wins and top 25 finishes but people want to just ignore that because it doesn't fit in with their ******** about the last decade. It definitely sucks right now and I get the frustration but hopefully things improve enough that those fans planning to bail on the program reconsider.
    3 points
  17. Presenting the new AAC branding...
    3 points
  18. Kind of how I feel but I still think the stadium is gonna be 40-45k. 25-30k looks respectable spread out in bleacher seats. And in the good years 35-40k will be electric. Saw someone point to TCU as a team to look for that turned around their luck in a similar situation: In their last 34 years of the southwest conference they finished ranked 0 times. Only played in 3 bowl games and lost them all. So when those teams joined the Big 12 they were left behind. Joined the WAC and WON so they moved to CUSA within 5 years WON a bunch in CUSA so they moved to the MWC within 4 years WON a bunch in MWC so they moved to the BIG 12 within 7 years They we're in a worse spot than us and fell further than us. Invest in football and start winning and it will solve all our problems in regards to conference.
    3 points
  19. Yeah don't trust Big game Boomer. They did a similar post that was best pizza in each college town. For USF they put olive garden
    3 points
  20. But that only works if people watch from those markets 🤷‍♂️
    3 points
  21. Brightside of this could be with the coming playoff expansion, this is an easier route in. To be honest, the new B12 teams are going to be middle of the road teams like we were with the Big East. With the new AAC the expectation should be a conf title every year and with good scheduling consistent contention for the G5 playoff spot. As a fanbase, we think extremely highly of ourselves, when in reality the best description of this program is "Eh/good". No championships, a history of choking away winnable games that could have won us championships, and fans who harp on #2 like UCF harps on their national title. Realistic outlook for the next 5 years, and its not a bad one, would be: 1. Announce an OCS this year to be completed in 4-5 years. 2. Win 6-8 games NEXT year. (2022 Season) Start season at least 2-2 or hopefully 3-1 with wins over BYU, Howard, and Louisville. 3. Start 2023 season 3-1 with a close/non blowout bama loss. Win the new AAC. Finish year ranked in top 20 4. 2024 season starts with Louisville, NC State, Bama, WKU, win 3/4 and dont get blown out by Bama. Win AAC (dont lose a conf game). This should get us in the top 15 to end the year, that gets you in an expanded playoff if its there. 5. 2025 Is the year we play Boise, UF, Miami and SJSU. This is a year we could go 4-0 to start the year, and again win AAC without losing a conference game- puts you right in the playoff picture. Hope academics have grown to AAU status. This rolls right into a future expansion timeline. Do the above, or close to it and you cant be denied an upgraded conference invite. If the program is not succesful by this time, then USF is a failed football program and everyone needs to accept that we are an AAC level team, and lucky to be that.
    3 points
  22. For some reason this felt appropriate to post again on this very special day
    3 points
  23. we are lucky to have scott who is coming to usf at this point a broken down old coach like strong? too many people here are delusional. our program was a dumpster before scott,then covid. scott knows football and has passion and enthusiasm
    3 points
  24. That was poorly done, Jchem and myself may announce a seminar in the coming weeks on how to properly display your displeasure at both the opposing and home teams and other fans. There is a skill set and alcohol will be provided to ensure we practice our trade in a game type atmosphere, we will get this shored up, thanks to all of you for bringing this to my attention.
    3 points
  25. So the 3 drives, of the last 4, that ended in punts had nothing to do with the outcome? Or the fact that Tulsa marched down the field twice in the 4th quarter? People are overly focused on this one play as if the rest of the drives were perfect and it's just this one play that's why we lost. As Dwight would say, False.
    3 points
  26. It's gonna take time as CJS is a rookie , with having NO head coaching experience . So that being said I think he is doing quite well . I can see progress being made . But like you say it doesn't feel good to be on the losing side of games. Some can discount what CCS left as a team for CJS to work with , which was in terrible shape . CJS is basically started from scratch . But many folks need to take that in consideration .
    3 points
  27. 3 points
  28. He faked a FG and went for it on 4th down. I don't see that as playing to lose.
    3 points
  29. 3 points
  30. 3 points
  31. Yep. Here is another interesting spin. We started BE play in 2005, right? So let's say since the 2005 season until the end of the BCS era, we were in a "BCS conference." During Leavitt's tenure (beginning in 2005), I believe it's true that we never lost to a non-BCS team (any team "below" the level of a BCS conference member). Let me look at our "non-bcs" games: 2005: We beat UCF and FAMU 2006: We beat McNeese, FIU, UCF, ECU(Bowl) 2007: We beat Elon, FAU, UCF 2008: We beat UTMartin, UCF, FIU, Memphis(Bowl) 2009: We beat Wofford, WKU, Charleston southern, NIU (Bowl) NO LOSSES TO ANY TEAM BELOW BCS LEVEL. IT WAS UNHEARD OF AND WOULD HAVE BEEN UNACCEPTABLE. We kept this trend alive in the first 2 years of the Holtz New Error until he blew it in 2012 to Ball State. I guess I don't really have a point except to say that every team in our conference (with the exception of Cinci who is leaving) was a team that we would find unacceptable to lose to until 2012. Do you think our 2007-2009 teams would dominate in the conference we are in today, or do you think all these mid-tier teams just got that much better over the years? Either way, we certainly should be competitive in this conference and not the doormat.
    3 points
  32. Some people cant be bought.....
    3 points
  33. Over getting a vaccine...what an idiot.
    3 points
  34. I wonder what CUSA does in response? Do they invite USF, Tulane, ECU, and Temple to backfill?
    3 points
  35. A single win this Saturday would do wonders for this team. They don't know how to win. They don't know what it feels like. Winning is even more contagious than losing. Beat Temple! Find a way.
    3 points
  36. Honest question for those of you who hate on Taggart for not showing loyalty to USF... why would he be loyal to a university that shows no loyalty to its own coaches?? For the thousandth time, you can justify firing Leavitt all you want, but don't be shocked when other coaches see how we treated him. It 100% played a factor into him leaving.
    3 points
  37. I am still in…not going anywhere. I will continue to support USF football regardless how much we suck, how much our conference sucks, how poorly as coach makes decisions, how much it crushes my spirits when we lose, and how much it hurts to see other programs pass us. Why? USF is my alma mater, it’s a part of whom I am and by extension so is USF football. Will I still get pissed with all of the above issues? Will I still call coaches and athletics directors out based on stupid decisions? Yes, absolutely! But I am staying until the bloody end (mine or USF football).
    3 points
  38. 2 plays to gain a yard and you run some bs wildcat bull **** twice. Amazing.
    3 points
  39. This team has more fight and potential in them. They are just a decision or play away from winning a few of these games.
    3 points
  40. You are taking what I said out of context. I said that as a way of not wasting money paying for yet another garbage coach who cannot win a game. WE had to pay CCS either way-- so let him continue to suck until HE QUITS and let's us off our stupid contract problem. Face facts--- CJS has won NOTHING in two years-- he is a waste of money and will continue to be and eventually will will be paying this turd after we fire him as well. So the choice being pay one turd or two-- I pick one turd. The main problem here is we have the stupidest people making these hiring decisions-- or more likely hiring the worst possible clowns to evaluate who we should go after in the first place and making huge mistake one after another. ANd we are paying these people for the privilege of being so very bad at their job. I still believe that what USF needs to do is stop reaching for untested assistants who MIGHT have a clue how to run a program and get someone who has a proven track record and needs to move up from lower leagues- like a solid FCS coach who doesn't chit the bed trying to figure out how to make one yard in a crucial point of the game with a lead. CJS SUCKS DONKEY BALLS. Sick of him and his crapbag staff.
    3 points
  41. Which he got excoriated for doing in earlier games ...
    3 points
  42. I'm okay with Scott but it's clear to me they don't know how to win yet as a staff. There's been other situations in at least 2 or 3 games. It's possible this will come together and then they will fire on all cylinders. Remember the first couple Willie years. He needed co-OCs and a player dinner suggestion to get things rolling and he had previous head coaching experience.
    3 points
  43. Best part about football in mid-October… it means there’s still football in late-October. Pick ourselves up and do it all over again.
    3 points
  44. Although it's nice to speculate on what sort of coach we should be hiring, I just question how long the list of desirable applicants may really be. If USF is just a 'ticket punch' , we may be in the "groom this assistant" business for some time to come. Not sure about the availability of miracle workers or how attractive USF would be to "a proven winner". 😠
    3 points
  45. McClain might not make it to halftime if he keeps taking these hits
    3 points
  46. People aren't wanting us to lose, they are saying we should win and there's folks on here loaded up with the excuses in case we don't. How about we stop saying it is ok to lose at home to Tulsa and start expecting to beat middling and worse teams in the aac
    3 points
  47. I should get it up barring any problems. Just a matter of how soon since I’ll be at the game.
    3 points
  48. This fan base(what’s left of it) has gone practically 2 years without an FBS win. To expect CJS a year and a half in to his tenure to find a way to beat a 2-4 Tulsa at home after a bye week is not unreasonable. If said win doesn’t occur, it wont be unreasonable to criticize and question. I guess I’m old school, I judge progress by wins and losses.
    3 points
  49. I'm pretty much in the camp that who starts with the ball the second half is usually of greater importance than the opening kickoff ....
    3 points
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