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  1. Forget the Cincy game, we will beat them! For some reason our hopes of winning the east have always rested on beating Temple or needing Temple to lose or some other weird scenario involving Temple. The year we only lost one game in the east guess whom it was to, you guessed right TEMPLE.
  2. We were giving Cinci everything they could handle in the first half of the game before we imploded, they are playing in Tampa that is a win. Wisconsin is slower then a cement turtle, our speed will give us a shot we just have to be able to defend the run. We will beat UCF this year, they caught us on a decline after losing about 4 in a row, plus they don't have their all everything QB. We will beat GT, we have a better team this year and they are switching systems its kind of hard to see them being really good running a traditional offense with option personnel. Only team worries me really is Memphis, overall I think we lose two or less and we capture our first divisional championship.
  3. In light of Pender choosing UNC it got me to wondering. Why is it that kids get caught up in the glam of “P5” schools? We have seen it time and time again with Wollard, Cherry etc. Last year Armwood highly recruited RB Snead chose OSU when they had 3 or 4 other 4* RB’s already on roster now that guy is at a JUCO. Pender chose UNC, what’s the over/under on him wanting to come back home in a year due to a “hardship”? Sometimes the best play is going to a school like USF, UCF, CINCINNATI, Temple, Houston etc where you can play early and often and not have to sit two years behind 4 other 4* just because the jersey says OSU, UF or FSU. Do you think USF should stop taking transfers that snubbed us from the get go, I feel those highly touted recruits look at school like ours as a fall back. Look at Ed Oliver, could have went anywhere in the country but went to UH and still got drafted 1st round.
  4. Think jet sweeps, screens and end arounds. They want him in space.
  5. I see it the same way Toro does. All I hear is exscuse after excuse as to why we can’t do this or why we can’t do that. I am tired of hearing it, we need to **** or get off the pot! Sometimes you have to manufacture success, it’s not alway an incremental thing and I think that is why people still love Leavit so much because he had a vision for USF and it seemed like he truly loved the school and wanted to take it to the highest heights. If we as fans and the administration see USF as a big player on the college scene then we need to act like it doing just enough to be moderately successful in the conference we are in won’t cut it. Build a barebone stadium like FAU or UCF and upgrade it over time, we don’t need the Waldorf Astoria to start out like that dumb ass feasibility study suggested, give me a Comfort Inn and renovate it every few years until it’s a 5 star gem. Doak used to be ugly as hell and the swamp was upgraded over 100 years.
  6. People keep talking about where will we get the money. If we are that broke as an athletic program close the whole **** thing down. As an AD you have to tap in to the deep pockets, get creative, what’s $200 mil to a billionaire NOTHING, they will make that in interest in a year or two. Call Vinik and ask him the build the stadium on our campus, give him naming rights Vinik Stadium, split stadium revenue with him on all football games and non football events that utilize the stadium. Advertise his Tampa Bay Lighting during events and give him a press box to do with as he please. I don’t know if he would say yes or no but I would be willing to try, we can’t maintain the do just enough attitude in today’s football landscape. You have to be all in because the next shift in college football may very well see us on the outside looking in.
  7. That sums up USF in a nutshell! Always doing the conservative..... Sometimes you have to throw charts, feasibility studies, data points etc out the window and be willing to bet on yourself! You have to be willing to say at some point that “ I know we have a product that America would love to consume, we are a top tier university that strives to be the best that we can be in the classroom and on the field and I am willing invest in our product however risky it may be”. Houston was willing to do it and don’t give me that tired line about being broke USF is far from broke and about deep pocket donors didn’t Vinik go to bat for USF in the pitch to join the Big 12? Go tap into those pockets if need be.
  8. Sounds like Strong gets the warm and fuzzies from seeing who he can pop with all this **** testing...
  9. Solomon and Bell will go to another team and light it up!! Strong did the same thing at Texas he is doing here. Once he get his guys in and we still win 4 games what will be his excuse then. Look I am all for discipline but this **** draconian dictatorship needs to stop. Who gives a **** if a kid wears earrings or doesn’t tuck their shirt in or don’t open doors for old ladies... We are running a football team not a **** gentleman’s social club.
  10. Question.. Who could Strong get to come here to be OC? If you are an established OC at a lower level are you willing to come and work for a coach that may be fired next season? If you are an ambitious young OC with a bright mind for the game do you come here knowing that you may be handcuffed in the way you typically like to call a game and therefore make you look like a subpar play caller and mess up any chance you may have at moving upward to bigger school? I don't see no OC from a school comparable to USF doing a lateral move to call plays for Strong knowing he can be canned next season or knowing he will likely throw you under the bus to save himself. That leaves me with this, we can pretty much guess what type of play caller we will get this upcoming season, look for some position coach that has worked with Strong at some point in their career on the offensive side of the ball looking to make that jump to OC. I will officially say it probably won't be King, Strong already proved he is willing to stick with people from his camp. I need to look back at his staff at Texas and UL and we can probably have a good idea of whom it may be.
  11. I have a suspicion that Gilbert wasn’t even the problem. I was all in on getting rid of Gilbert but watching the team last night, they looked exactly like they did the whole year. I am afraid that this move brought Strong another two years because he can always say I had to get the players to fit my new OC scheme. The AD need to look no further then Texas to see Strong did the exact same thing. He runs players off under the notion that he is getting rid of bad players, then he is left with no players to fill the gaps then it becomes an excuse “we need to get better players in here”. I mean he is doing the same exact thing to a T that he did at Texas, even his press conferences sound exactly the same. If he can’t get it done at the richest program in the nation what made our administration think he would get it done here with our limited resources.
  12. Now more than ever we are at a point where the administration needs to show they are serious about football. This reminds me of a quote from Shawshank Redemption “Get busy living or get busy dying”. We need to make a decision, if football is what we want then fire Strong, invest in facilities and get busy living. I am tired of this measured cautious approach, USF be aggressive for once. Start a fund for this **** stadium and watch the donations pour in. Or if the administration is satisfied with status quo and winning 6-7 games a year as long as the coach is a like able fellow then kill the dam program. You think it’s bad now, if there is realignment and UCF makes the jump and we are left in a reshaped AAC playing the likes of N Texas, Arkansas State, Charlotte etc then it would be pointless to pay the rent for Ray Jay when it will be a ghost town. AD Kelly we are screaming out for you and the rest of the administration to step up and show that you care about USF football like we do.
  13. This is what frustrates me about USF, the writing is on the wall but instead of doing what is needed we always have to be measured. We will be stuck with this train wreck for two more seasons, bring in a new coach and it will take them a couple seasons to get their personnel together. If there is any movement in realignment we will surely be left out. Football facilities aren’t great, we play in a cavernous stadium with a pirate ship. How in the hell can a school like FAU and UAB get stadiums and we can’t and UAB just got their program back after a shutdown amazes the hell out of me.
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