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  1. 21 points
    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.
  2. 20 points
    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!
  3. 18 points
    Miss you all I think scott is a great hire but I thought the same thing of strong
  4. 16 points
    GOT MY FOOTBALL stuff caught up. hospitals are boring
  5. 15 points
    They poop more than the average USF fan at a game, but surprisingly cry much less.
  6. 15 points
    At this point my number 1 reason I want sleepy Strong fired is so you quit posting about how great he is.
  7. 12 points
    Well it certainly wasn't quick but I am getting out of the hospital for the first time this morning. It was hell living in this place (and the numerous other stays at various medical places) since September 21st-- the day I suffered from an aortic dissection (look it up-- it is nasty). I no longer have a sternum and I still have to deal with three times a week dialysis for my kidney issues but it will be so nice being home again after such a long hospital stay. Thanks again for all the kind words and thanks to Brad for visiting as much as he did- truly appreciated!
  8. 12 points
    But this site has been around since the start of the 1999 season. It is the bellweather - not some other "what have you done for me lately" or fake insider site. The returning members, the increased page views and the general activity is pushing to levels seen in the Leavitt days. I mentioned a week or so ago the price for the server just went up. Love it! Members from 10 years ago and forward are returning and reading. There is a renewed interest in Bulls Football - that is undeniable. I think it is great to see the interest and hope for USF Football. Let's hope this is maintained. This program shouldn't have to earn support necessarily, but so many have left over the last decade, I hope we get them all back permanently. On the message board and in the stands. Go Bulls!
  9. 12 points
    Texas fan and survivor of Charlie Strong here to share my empathy for your current situation. This too shall pass.
  10. 12 points
    Thanks for the warm welcome. Unfortunately I used up my NCAA eligibility along time ago. My main purpose here is talking trash about UCF. Go Bulls!
  11. 11 points
    Our long time board member @MikeG has been absent from the board for at least a couple weeks. I have recently learned he remains in the hospital for treatment. At risk of sharing info that is not mine to share, I'll leave it at that. Please say a prayer for Mike. Keep him in your thoughts. We need him back here.
  12. 11 points
    Better than a spiking the ball and hitting yourself in the nuts video
  13. 11 points
    I’m a HUGE Clemson fan and IPTAY donor. My family and I recently moved to Jacksonville and have been looking for a shorter trip for tailgating and football games (although we still frequent Clemson). Once Coach Scott was announced, I knew it was a sign! He’s a great coach, better guy, and I think he’ll do great things in Tampa! I’m hoping to raise my 2 boys pulling for the program that he builds over the next 5-10 years! (Deandre McDaniel is a solid first hire as well!)
  14. 11 points
    New member here and while I've visited and read the board for a long time, and have seen what I call "TheBullspen Grumpy Old Men", I'm still shocked at some of the negativity around Jeff Scott. If you look around the Twitterverse and fansites, this guy is at the onset, a great hire. Clemson insiders and fans alike are lauding this hire for us if it is indeed what unfolds. For everyone pining for Leavitt, stop and go get some help. You all sound like jilted lovers who just can't seem to get over that first love. As a kid, going to USF games, I was in awe of The Jim and how he built this program. His passion on the sidelines is what made me fall in love with USF Football and later attend and graduate from USF. As much as we'd all like to dream of this triumphant return and applaud his 8-9 win seasons, it wasn't going to happen. That ship has sailed and the sooner we as fanbase move on, the better. My point is, lets get behind the new leader. All we can do as fans is show the new HC that we're ready to support. And for anyone trashing the fact that Scott has never been a HC, so what?! A lot of coaches who came into programs and found abundant success had never been HC's before. It's a silly way of measuring what you think will be his future success. The guy is coming from a 1st class program, mentored by a FL football family and groomed under Dabo, recruits FL, AND is an offensive-minded coach. LOL, the guy literally checks all the boxes. Also of note, you know this guy wants to make a mark and I'd be willing to bet he won't be outworked when it comes to shmoozing donors and injecting life into this program we all love. Thanks for having me. Go Bulls!
  15. 11 points
    If anyone is still debating the wisdom of hiring Jeff - just stop it. You guys got the real deal. He will excel in ways you never thought. Congrats and GO BULLS!
  16. 11 points
    I just dont see how improving the facilities will improve Charlie. he had way better facilities at Texas and still couldn't do anything with it.
  17. 11 points
    Flying with my four-year old from Texas to see us take on Wisconsin. Looking forward to seeing some old faces as it's been quite a few years since I've been back in Tampa. Go Bulls!
  18. 11 points
    Let me premise this with the facts that I am both Alumni and have been holding 6 season tickets for several years now. That said every season I get excited about the upcoming season. I get eager to smell burgers on the grill at the tailgate, to hear the fight song played in the stadium, and to throw my horns up. Back when I was in college (the great years) we did not have this defeatist attitude as a fan base. We went to games because it was fun. If we lost we were still back the next week. I fought to catch any away game I could find on TV because more often than not it was **** near impossible. I was relegated to watching the updates on ESPN.com. Yet I still came back the next week. Yes we had some great wins but every season we had the slide at the end of the season. Yet I still came back. Now I read through this board and all I seem to see are people complaining about a lack of an OCS. People hating this coach or that coach. People refusing to go to a game until we have a perfect season or are in a P5 conference. When did we get too big for our britches? When did the fans of a scrappy young football team think we deserve to sit with Alabama every week. We are still climbing. Sometimes that is slow and sometimes it is leaps and bounds. Sometimes we take a step back just to take two more forward. My point is these storied programs didn't make it to the P5 in 20 years. These programs were around for 100 years or more. I guess my point is negativity is a cancer. Yes it is ok to be disappointed in a loss. It is fine to disagree with this coach or that coach. All that aside go to the games. Support these kids who are out there playing their heart out. The more full the stadium is the more exciting it is. The more exciting it is the more people will want to be apart of it. In conclusion don't wait for the program to be a top tier team before supporting them. Be there now.
  19. 11 points
    I’ve shared this with Jordan and his parents. His dad said he was super proud and he’s happy that Jordan made that day for the family. I’ve known Jordan and his family forever and can tell you this is just how they are everyday of the week. I will share Jordan’s response once he gets back to me.
  20. 10 points
    You are in for a unbelievable ride - hope you saw the intro presser...not only will your Team do well, but your entire community is about to change. Again, Congratulations and Go Bulls! (Also, UCF Sucs)
  21. 10 points
    Just talked to a couple friends in admin. Nothing official yet, so things can change. But if negotiations go ok and everyone is onboard, we can expect the return of CJL.
  22. 10 points
    Here's your announcement all typed up for you to use tomorrow morning: "As part of my commitment to USF athletics and our student athletes, I have notified Coach Strong of his dismissal earlier this morning. We appreciate Coach Strong's leadership and commitment to the university and wish him well in his future endeavors. In my 17 months in this role as Vice President of Athletics it was important to me to give all of our coaches in all of our sports the opportunity to succeed both on and off the field, but the trajectory of our football program was untenable. We will immediately begin a national search for the head football coach for the University of South Florida. I will reiterate my expectations for this program - to graduate our players, represent this institution honorably and to compete for conference championships. This begins with myself and will extend to our next head coach and to our players. But I also stand here today and want to clearly state that success also takes the full throated support of the university, all alumni and the Tampa Bay community. This is your team. And now its time for all of us to get to work to build this program into what it can be, should be and nothing less - champions"
  23. 10 points
    Spent some time with Mike. “If you think the Bulls are hurting against Temple, think about me. - @MikeG He’s watching the game from his bed.
  24. 10 points
    I'd trade a bowl game for beating UCF.
  25. 10 points
    I was in attendance today kudos to the O Line. They played well today. McCloud threw some really nice balls today. One poor one that got picked. Always fun on the road. Got to speak with Cronk today. Always a gentleman. Took another picture with my daughters and laughed when I showed him the last pic of him and them at UMass. Go Bulls!
  26. 10 points
  27. 10 points
    Mr Excitement AKA Bull Daly is back to being my hyped up self!!! Took me a while as I have felt down ever since the Houston game last season. To tell you the truth I was pretty much walking into that game knowing we would be getting exposed cause we just didn’t seem to have it. My hype level was down so that just gave me no confidence at all going through the 8 game losing streak. What will get a lot of hype back is a win tomorrow. Something that this program desperately needs! These are good kids and they deserve better! Most of all they deserve our support! Go Bulls! Keeping my FN Horns Up!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!
  28. 10 points
    USF is already my second team and I'll be there F**K UCF ("Oviedo Community College 2017 National Champs of Shadow Boxing")
  29. 9 points
    It’s not football season and basketball is struggling. I get it. With fewer and fewer threads, yet more and more personal conflicts, we will start up The Bulls Penalty Box again. This means a multi-day suspension for those that initiate or participate in personal conflictsso the rest of us can carry on intelligently and amicably. We shouldn’t have to lock threads because they degenerate into little personal spats. Please feel free to report threads that get personal. We won’t survive as an online community, especially in lean times, when we attack each other and each others’ opinion. Please do better. Thank you. Brad
  30. 9 points
    Can we stop the suspicion and name-calling of each other? New members join and are routinely attacked or challenged because they disagree with one partisan block or the other. Please focus on topics and debate and not who’s a troll, “Leavitt slurper” or “just joined two days ago!” and hence is buried in skepticism. Some of you are too happy to insult others that have a different opinion, read of the tea leaves or simply want something different for USF or themselves No need to vilify those you disagree with or feel you defeated them because of the alleged selection of the new head coach. Discuss freely, fairly and with respect for other members. It’s not your job to root out fakes. We do that. So, knock it off, please.
  31. 9 points
    Those that are excited and hoping for Jim Leavitt's return to USF and UCF fans. Which type are you?
  32. 9 points
    Holy sheet... thanks for all the "love" everybody.. lol. I wont name the people involved but I can tell you my source is a long time assistant coach of the said h.s. head coach who was at the dinner with CJL and the h.s. head coach. It is a highly respected bay area coach. I have absolutely no reason to believe I'm getting the runaround but as always, take everything you read on the internet with a grain of salt. And I'll have you know, I'm up to like 45 Twitter followers now. Foward all interview requests to my agent.
  33. 9 points
  34. 9 points
    All due respect to Barnett. This offense has looked eons better with mccloud in the game. One could argue we should have won the game today after having no pulse for 3 quarters. Couple that with out o line's inability to hold blocks, and the time to move to mccloud is now. We have SC State next week and then a BYE. That's two weeks of practice before conference play and we get SMU and UCONN after that. Let's get McCloud ingrained into this offense and get ourselves into a competitive state before that murderous final month of the schedule comes up. This defense seems to be capable of keeping us in games. Let's go to mccloud and turn this season around
  35. 9 points
    Must be accurate. Nothing more Charlie Strong than a knee at the goal line.
  36. 8 points
    I was going to send you each a private note, but I thought you deserved to be thanked again here in public. We have a lot of other things in our lives that matter far more than a message board. Never more so than now, with the pandemic and unknown future. Board traffic has dropped to a level lower than I can find in published Google reports which means we're probably at levels as low as when the site launched more than 20 years ago. Along with that, the ad revenue (0.69 today) is falling off the table. I really want to thank those wonderful members that at the start of the year (and years prior) made a donation or continued their existing donation/subscription. This year, the $900 donated will cover the coast of this site (at this rate of usage) for a year. This is not an ask for donations, just making sure donors know they are appreciated and everyone knows this board will be here regardless of what the next year holds for us. I hope we get things up and running at USF and across the country soon. As I huddle up at home and direct my attention to my wife and kids, along with their lost jobs and interrupted schooling, personally I'm thankful I can come to this board and I'm also thankful others have been kind enough to remove the financial burden. Thank you. Brad
  37. 8 points
    Men’s and women’s hoops teams win, Basebulls sweep, and softball wins 4 of 5. For good measure, men’s tennis gets two 7-0 wins, also. Credit where it’s due. We’re quick to pile on when things go bad, so here’s to a great weekend effort. Go Bulls!
  38. 8 points
    I am pretty sure I read something about us getting less Strong this offseason...
  39. 8 points
    He has been more accessible in 3 days than CCS was in 3 years. He is building up political capital by meeting and treating people well and being very accessible. For the life of me I can’t figure out why more coaches don’t take this approach. You can only afford to be an constant A$$hole when you have established yourself as a winner. He is the polar opposite of the turd we had prior and this is a main reason we are all enamored with the guy.
  40. 8 points
    It won't be just you. Brad will create a new site called the OwlsNest. It will be monitored by puc.
  41. 8 points
    The Jim angrily crashed the negotiations and head butted everyone in the room. They're all dealing with concussions as a result so negotiations are suspended pending all parties entering the protocol.
  42. 8 points
    Collin supports Hillary Clinton. What else needs to be said. Still like him - he’s just confused politically on what works for America.
  43. 8 points
    Time for CJL to return home
  44. 8 points
    Part of the problem is that too many people think that our sh_t don't stink. We can't build an OCS unless it's $250 million, or an indoor practice facility unless it's $40 million. We have been our own worst enemies.
  45. 8 points
    These are exactly the kind of things you suspend a player for.
  46. 8 points
    If he makes it to the Portal CCS is guaranteed to lock him in
  47. 8 points
    Maybe we can get a pass the 50 chain to go with it.
  48. 8 points
  49. 8 points
    ...the countdown no longer matters. I'm in game mode. I want some action. Work usually begins to go undone about a week out from kickoff. But the #PlayFastScoreFaster mentality has me in the #ThinkFootballWorkLess mentality so much faster than ever before. So interested in seeing The new Bell offense If the defense stop the Badgers run game How well Horne is How Ford adds new dimension from slot/wide The gentleman run for 100+ Those come to mind right away.... What are you most interested in seeing? Wish I could hit that luncheon tomorrow.
  50. 8 points
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