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Just a quick note to remind you the USF Bulls Fan Fest is this Saturday, August 11th, from 1-4 p.m. at the on campus Yuengling Center.

This is your opportunity to meet the USF 2018-19 teams!

More information on board and calendar (address and RSVP).

Join the Stampede at the Yuengling Center!

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  1. USFBulls727

    The thrill is gone....

    Who said we were, and what difference did it make? We deserved to be #2 because we were undefeated, beat a ranked Auburn team on the road and a top 5 WVU, and had a few teams ranked ahead of us lose. I would say if you're ranked #2 midway through the season, playing for a National Championship would be a possibility. I don't recall anybody saying that we were the second best team in the country, but we were #2 for a minute thanks to other teams getting knocked off, and were absolutely deserving to be there. When we were ranked #2, every game looked winnable going forward, but that mid-season swoon thing seemed pretty consistent with CJL.
  2. USFBulls727

    The thrill is gone....

    Our destiny presumably was in our own hands in 2007 when we were ranked #2, so we've been in position before. As far "will never win one", I would say we probably won't any time soon, but we have no idea what the future holds. I certainly wouldn't bet on us getting there while in the AAC, but Houston was pretty well positioned a couple years back when they beat Oklahoma in the opening week, and were ranked #6 early in the season before squandering it against Navy. I think the next few years will be important for the program. We will need to do whatever we can to make ourselves attractive when the next, and maybe final round of expansion comes around. It sucks that people are losing interest at a time when the program needs support more than ever, but the OP is understandable.
  3. USFBulls727

    The thrill is gone....

    I have a couple coworkers from Miami who have asked me if I wanted to go down there for a game, but when I ask them if they want to go to a USF game, they look at me like.....are you even being serious?? I think most college football fans look at us and the AAC as small-time football. Nobody in this conference will ever retain a half-decent coach for very long, which leaves each team in a constant state of rebuilding. Not sure my enthusiasm is where it once was, but I still have enough to never miss any games. I still have hope that the P5 will come knocking. If we do get left out of the next round of expansion though, I'm pretty sure that they will assess whether or not it's worth it to even field a team anymore..
  4. I was still kind of new to USF football at the time, but other than his rapping performance, my main memory of Delbert was him wildly shanking a few FGs against Auburn. He had a 20-something yard attempt in that game, and it seemed like the ball sailed out of bounds at about the five yard line. Not sure what his career numbers looked like, but he seemed to choke under the bright lights on that night. Thankfully, he made the one at the end of regulation that sent that game into overtime. Great win that night.
  5. That name hilariously stands out on Ned's list. Was waiting for someone to say something about that. Did it ever come out what happened to him?
  6. Just out of curiosity, why Delbert?
  7. Was in Arizona last week, and actually had a few "Go Bulls" comments between Scottsdale and Sedona...
  8. Assuming we don't get a P5 invite.... 1) Conference Championship in football and winning an NY6 bowl 2) Conference Championship in Women's Basketball (Overcoming UConn) 3) Men's Basketball getting back to the tourney 4) IPF coming to fruition 5) Continue to grow attendance Assuming we do get a P5 invite.... 1) Winning the ACC/Big12, and making it to the playoffs (this obviously would take time) 2) OCS/Top notch facilities (more doable with P5 money rolling in) 3) Consistent top 20 recruiting classes (Football) 4) Men's Basketball consistently reaching the tourney 5) Packing RayJay, and having the type of atmosphere we had in the WVU game of 2007 on a somewhat regular basis.
  9. USFBulls727

    USF vs UF Continues

    I think that having 3 or 4 of the same teams being very good (most Power conferences have this) every year could help the conference some. So far, the conference winners have been: 2013: UCF 2014: Memphis, Cincy, UCF (three way tie) 2015: Houston 2016: Temple 2017: UCF The revolving door of coaching will always give a feeling of disarray to this conference. UCF went from BCS champs, to winless, to undefeated in a short period of time. I think that pretty much sums up what this conference will be for all it's members. Constantly having to rebuild with new coaches, no consistent powerhouse teams.
  10. USFBulls727

    USF vs UF Continues

    Exactly. Also, any AAC team would need to string several very good seasons together to really maintain any kind of national attention, which is hard to do when the Power conferences constantly poach any decent coaches. If UCF starts going downhill with Huepel, they will instantly be forgotten about by everyone outside the AAC. The whole system doesn't work out very well for the have-nots.
  11. USFBulls727

    USF vs UF Continues

    I agree with you here. They have helped raise the profile of the AAC a bit. Many on this board will pull for any AAC team in any OOC game, especially against P5 opponents, for that very reason. The conference is better with the addition of UCF. More eyes on them will at some point lead to more eyes on us. Of course the biggest beneficiary of UCF being invited to the AAC is UCF, but it benefits the entire conference as well, at least when they are having this kind of success.
  12. USFBulls727

    USF vs UF Continues

    So, there's no rule anywhere that might say that if a conference were to average a certain TV rating over a given time period, or average a certain attendance, they would gain P6 status? It basically comes down to a TV network deciding to allow us in? I doubt either of those two metrics would ever get us in anyway, but is it written anywhere what exactly it would take?
  13. USFBulls727

    USF vs UF Continues

    What criteria would the AAC have to meet to become a "Power" conference? Are there any set guidelines for this? I don't see another entire conference being added. Two or four teams maybe, which I believe we have a decent shot of being included in that, along with UCF.
  14. USFBulls727

    USF vs UF Continues

    Visibility? The USF-UCF game this past season was voted by at least one website to be the game of the year, college or pro, in any sport. The rivalry is beginning to get some attention, and as long as they're doing well, it just puts a bigger spotlight on us for at least that one game we play them each year. Having a good UCF team come to town would draw a greater than average crowd. We'll take whatever we can get when it comes to spotlight and attendance.
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