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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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I’m done
I won’t be back to RJS until Chuckles is gone.  
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GAMEDAY
@Thebullsfan?

When people don't show up I get worried.  Hope you're alright and just waking up in Maryland...

My first start of GAMEDAY ever....  I hope you'll support   It is Saturday, right?

 

 

GreeeeEEEEEEN!
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Gallery:  Bulls vs. BYU
Visit TBP's BYU at USF Gallery HERE, courtesy @Old Baldy

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Football Prediction Contest: Bulls at Georgia Tech
Welcome to

TheBullsPen.com's

2019 Football Prediction Contest

Game 2

South Florida Bulls at Georgia Tech

September 7, 2019

         
2:00 PM

Bobby Dodd Stadium    Atlanta, GA

  Congratulations to our Game 1 Winner, @George_Bullnard_Shaw!

The Contest: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select the winner for the week's South Florida football game - as well as make some tie-breaking prognostications. Prizes await, as does the respect and admiration of Bulls fans worldwide.

First...the rules:

1) You must be a registered member of this message board.
2) You must completely answer the contest questions.
3) Post must be submitted prior to published game start time.
4) There can be no modifications to your post after the published game start time.
5) Your prediction must be part of this original thread.

For additional contest rules, please read the small print below.

And now, the contest:

For the Bulls game against the Yellow Jackets, on Saturday, September 7, please select the following:

1) The winning team
2) The final score
3) Bulls leading rusher
4) Bulls leading receiver
5) Bulls total offensive yards (closest without going over)

Please try to keep in the above format so that it will be easier to manage. Sample response would be:

1) South Florida
2) 80-3
3) Jordan Cronkrite
4) Randall St. Felix
5) 450

After posting your entry, please feel free make your case for your picks, or predict other aspects of the game. It will make the thread much more entertaining if everyone gives their reasons for their picks, and make predictions on other aspects like special teams, rushing, or who to expect at Quarterback.
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Observations after rewatching first quarter
1. Mike Hampton got beat on the regular and/or was out of position.

2.  Wilcox missed blocks.

3.  Atterbury is slow and should not be a Tackle but if he is the best we got we are in trouble. May need to switch him and Norman. 

3. Brad Cecil is still growing. Unfair to him to be playing so early. It will help next year but physically is not there yet. 

4. Kegler and Pinkney are back ups and not starting FBS tackles. Strength condition coach is a dud or the other teams are using performance enhancing drugs and clean cut Charlie is lagging behind.

5.  Receivers dropping balls inexcusable.

6. Blake cant make reads. He did make some nice throws to his FIRST read.

7. We were competitive until the Sack interception. Then all the wheels fell off.

8.   KJ sails failed twice on punt returns to fair catch and put us in bad situations.

9. While are we still undersized if we spent all that time in the weight room again?

10. Offensive scheme did not look bad but execution was a problem. Its like everyone forgot their jobs and blocking assignments.  Half back toss was a joke.

11. How much of a factor losing Ford 5 minutes before kick off played and the storm (worrying about family members) played a roll we will never know.

12. Rain that night made it cool and humidity and heat were a non factor in this game.

13. This game was the "Perfect Storm" of Murphys Law:  No humidity,  Storm coming, no Ford, playing a running team,  Dropped balls.  We faced adversity and we lost.
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Looks like the bees will try to whiteout this game.  They usually do a good job of that too. 

Wear green to the game and avoid blending in with bees fans.
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Tampa, FL 08/30/2019 - After a lengthy off season following the six straight losses to end the 2018 season, Bulls fans found reasons to feel optimistic (again) about USF Football.  The 2018 season showed some ugly sides that led to the dismissal of both players and coaches.  The enigma at the center of the storm, Charlie Strong, did what Charlie does, he "cleaned house". 

2019 was supposed to be different.  Players are a year older, bigger and more mature.  New assistants and a new offense.  Players were reported to be closer to each other - and closer to Coach Strong who allegedly began revealing a personality to those around him.  #PlayFastScoreFaster was a hashtag everyone wanted to use and observe.  A wave of renewed optimism seemed to be sweeping some around Fowler Avenue and in the ether of the internet.

But as players left the tunnel for warm ups, one thing remained the same.  Little energy. A "sullen look" as they took the field - perhaps imitating Strong's version of a business look - that far off, detached and unemotional presence.  A lot looked the same from that point on, save for an old fashioned player/coach confrontation on the sideline.  Well,  Johnny Ford was held out of the game, coach's decision.

The Bulls defense was porous in 2018 and remained so Friday night.  Granted, Wisconsin boasts a Heisman and, perhaps, NFL ready running back that simply had his way with the Bulls.  He, Jonathan Taylor, left the game early but not before amassing 135 rushing yards and four touchdowns.  The Badgers grinded out 234 yards on the ground.  But the Bulls also gave up a personal record high passing yards to Badger QB Jack Coan who finished with 193 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.  This was a quarterback that was dueling for the starting job with a freshman just a week ago. During one stretch in the first half, Coan completed eleven straight pass attempts.

The Bulls, on the other hand, struggled to get anything going on offense, finishing the night with just 157 total yards.  The Bulls new offense crossed the 50 yard line once the entire evening on their last lifeless, scoreless possession.

Early opportunities were erased on dropped balls.  When combined with an ineffective rushing game, the Bulls new offense failed to live up to the hype and hopes many had allowed to develop over the spring and fall camps.  The Bulls finished the night with 26 rushing yards on 23 attempts.  Quarterback Blake Barnett was ineffective, completing only 13 of 30 attempts - again, he didn't have a lot of help.  He left the game with 109 yards and two interceptions; and was sacked three times.

Afterwards, Charlie Strong lamented "It just shows you, we've got a lot of work (to do). We've still got a season in front of us and we just got to get ready. The thing I told our team just a few minutes ago is, 'You don't point fingers. Now, we've got to go back to work."

Let's hope that work starts Saturday morning.

 
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Student section is kick ass!
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GAMEDAY
GREEN!!!
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Football Prediction Contest: Bulls vs. Wisconsin
Welcome to

TheBullsPen.com's

2019 Football Prediction Contest

Game 1

South Florida Bulls vs. Wisconsin

August 30, 2019

         
7:00 PM

Raymond James Stadium    Tampa, FL

  Welcome Back Bulls Fans!

The Contest: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select the winner for the week's South Florida football game - as well as make some tie-breaking prognostications. Prizes await, as does the respect and admiration of Bulls fans worldwide.

First...the rules:

1) You must be a registered member of this message board.
2) You must completely answer the contest questions.
3) Post must be submitted prior to published game start time.
4) There can be no modifications to your post after the published game start time.
5) Your prediction must be part of this original thread.

For additional contest rules, please read the small print below.

And now, the contest:

For the Bulls game against the Badgers, on Friday, August 30, please select the following:

1) The winning team
2) The final score
3) Bulls leading rusher
4) Bulls leading receiver
5) Bulls total offensive yards (closest without going over)

Please try to keep in the above format so that it will be easier to manage. Sample response would be:

1) South Florida
2) 80-3
3) Jordan Cronkrite
4) Randall St. Felix
5) 450

After posting your entry, please feel free make your case for your picks, or predict other aspects of the game. It will make the thread much more entertaining if everyone gives their reasons for their picks, and make predictions on other aspects like special teams, rushing, or who to expect at Quarterback.
Important:  The winner will be decided with the first and second prediction items. I am looking for the person that comes closest to the actual score, not simply the margin of victory. If more than one person is correct, or equally close, we'll go to item three. Closest wins. If still tied, we go to item four - if still tied, item 5. After that, whoever gives the best reasoning, and pre-game analysis wins.*

 

This week's prize :  Tervis South Florida University Emblem Tumbler (Set of 2), 16 oz, Clear

 


 

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2019 South Florida Bulls Media Guide
2019 South Florida Bulls Media Guide pdf
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Bulls Canopies
Found these at D ick's at Tyrone Square today for $135. They had 6 of them on the floor.

 
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Give this a look.

 
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Favorite Play from 2018
Other than the last play of the bad boy mowers gasparilla bowl, which officially ended the season, what was your favorite play from 2018? See mine below: (1:57 - 2:15)

 
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Wisconsin Tickets For Sale - CHEAP
I have 5 tickets that i bought from BDYZR that I ended up not needing. Selling them on here at cost, $17.50 each, Section 240 Row AA, Seats 3-7. You can buy 1, 2, 3, or 5. I don't want to get stuck with a single ticket if I can avoid it. They are also listed on StubHub as the cheapest listing there, but I would rather them go to a Bulls fan on here, so please respond quickly if you are interested. Bring a friend, bring a co-worker, bring someone! 
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Projected USF Win Totals...6.5...Do you think this is accurate?
Of course it either has to be 6 or 7 wins.

 
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Offensive Line May Actually Be a Strength this Year
Offensive Line May Actually Be a Strength this Year
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We won by 10 and took a knee on the goal line at the end of the game otherwise we win by 17.    It wasn’t the old EA, it had our current 2019-20 roster
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Jordan Cronkrite is a true gentlemen
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.
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CrowdFund:$23 for 23 years of Bulls Football - Build the IPF
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$23 for 23 years of Bulls Football - Build the IPF

Join the $23 for 23 fundraising effort to benefit USF Football and the Indoor Practice Facility.  This crowdfunding effort is open to all members and guests.  Feel free to forward to your Bulls friends and family.  Targeted donation per person is $23 per ticket or more.  Those seeking to make a significant donation and wishing to receive the tax benefit may reach out to Brad in order to provide appropriate info to the USF Athletics program.

This effort grew from E.T.'s post of April 7, 2019:

E.T.'s vision was what if every season ticket holder donated $23 for our 23rd season of USF Football?  This would be significant if we could start on this board and spread this to all season ticket holders.  Perhaps even some non-season ticket holders would contribute and even purchase tickets!  

This effort is approved by USF and Brad will provide full reporting to board member and Athletics staff member John Lewis.

 


 

Donation Goal



$10,000.00





Expiration Date


3 months and 8 days




Submitter




Brad




Submitted


05/11/2019




Category


USF Football








 
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The Bulls Pen Official Members Shirts - Personalized
For those that were following the Would you? thread knows there is an effort to have an official site shirt that may help us spot each other at games and events.  A number of members were in favor and another group of members got it off the ground with pricing, images, shirt style, etc.

We're now ready to start ordering, ASAP, so we can get the group order in at a lower price.  We would like to get 30 orders within the ONE WEEK so that we have a chance to get the shorts for the Ga. Tech game.  Here is a link to the site store where you can select Mens/Womens, size SM-XXXL

Please be sure to enter in your username, so real name, if you prefer.

Any questions, please ask here.  Thank you.

 

 
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Early Pick for Freshman of the Year
Going for the obvious favorite, Horne!
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Wisconsin @ USF Questions from a Wisconsin Student
Dear bullspen,

I'm a student at Wisconsin in my second year and I'm coming down for the game and first of all, good luck to your team in the game and the season.  I'll be here from August 27-31, what are the best things I should see? (I love rollercoasters, kayaking, hockey, nature trails, new food places, and art/history museums, and getting drunk and having a good time is a plus.)

How is the tailgate scene at USF? (Just asking, cause us Sconnies are heavy drinkers, unless its budweiser --- EW.)

Wheres the best place to go for nightlife? Ybor or tampa? (if it helps, I'm in ΠΚΑ at Sconnie.)

What's the best beach?

Best place to get a cuban sandwich and any florida specific cuisine I should try while I'm here?

Good luck to you and your team and I'll see y'all in a month PS: feel free to stop by where I'm tailgating, gonna have all Wisconsin food and good Miller beer.

PS, thanks for any help oh and to cap this topic off so y'all don't hate me for coming here .... **** UCF
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