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  1. Did anyone catch Derek Sharp's interview with Kitija Laksa on USF Bulls Unlimited the other night? If so, can you post a summary? I can't seem to find any information on it. Thx
  2. So frustrating to lose close games when you KNOW we could have won it so easily with any one of our wounded warriors able to play again. ANY ONE of them could have won at least 3 or 4 of our losses.
  3. Very sad news. ALS is a very serious and painful disease. I'm glad to know that he isn't in any pain or discomfort any longer. This board will miss him and all of the others who left us in the past. My condolences go out to his family and friends!
  4. For the game Creighton shot 14 - 29 from the 3 (at 58.82% in the 1st half). Any team that shoots that well from behind the arch will most likely be ahead through most of the game. We did show a LOT of grit able to erase a 21 point deficit in the second half, but part of that was that Creighton had a few scoreless droughts. The problem was that at this point we needed to pretty much convert every time down the court to keep the lead once we erased that deficit, and they started drawing fouls from our ladies. So by the end of the 4th quarter, the charity stripe was not our friend. Still gives me a good feeling that this team can actually come back from almost any seemingly insurmountable deficit.
  5. I wonder if we can get a progression of injuries from game one all the way though the season. Can we all agree that even in college, there can be a HUGE Step up or down from the starters down through the depth chart (and also as far down as the rookies?) I wonder how much of a factor it was losing so many skilled and great position players throughout the year. As for uninspired football yesterday, I believe that we are going to have to search for a bonified OC because what we saw last night was definitely not inspiring confidence. But I am also not calling for the coaches head because he made a decision and stuck with it through a meaningless bowlgame.
  6. Coaching also can take you only so far!!! The players have to actually Play the game too! If a player knows how to tackle, and he doesn't tackle properly, the only thing that is on the coaches is when they don't pull that player aside and tell him what he's doing wrong, or get him off the field. I don't see that as a reality when we had so many players with poor tackling during the games. Anyways, I won't convince any of you to relax the coaching Armageddon, and you all will never convince me that every coach that doesn't win for us 10-11 games every year for the rest of the life of this team should go! So on I move to the next topic.
  7. You forget the winless season they just had a few seasons (and 2 Head coaches) ago.... The problem I have with people is that they expect every season to be a perfect or a 1 loss season. EVERY SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!! Football teams and schools win in CYCLES. some years, some bad. Even if your name is ND, or UM, or yes Alabama. People have to let coaches coach, let players develop (with the help of good coaches) and if you don't think that coaches get Vetted for the ability to coach and improve their players than you are OFF YOUR ROCKER! No team will hire a coach who hasn't shown the ability to make their players better in some way. Some coaches are better than others, but its also about REACHING that student athlete and their DESIRE to want to improve and be a better player.
  8. I find it funny all the reactions from people on here who's job it is to work in the Athletic Department and control all the ins and outs of the hiring and firing on our multi-mullion dollar coaches and assistant coaches based on a sneeze, cough, or hiccup. I wonder if there are any coaches out there on any team who have (after 4 - 5 seasons) achieved the greatness that is 4 - 5 immediate undefeated seasons (at a major University). If there are, perhaps they would LOVE to quit their jobs and come to our University to take over what some of our impatient fans (not passionate, because to me passionate also realizes REALITY) see as the only job in the world worth having in all College sports. SMH ~
  9. Great game by everyone involved. Can't wait to see our play against better teams of course. I'm sure we will be up to the challenge, with Laura at the helm. Biggest test coming up will be LSU on the 30th
  10. Has anyone seen if Kitija has been hanging with the team, lending support? or has she been strictly staying away because of the pain associated with not being able to play in the game you love?
  11. Ok, so I think we were spoiled with QF, BJ, and MG. Anyone know if we have any prospects in our recruiting reach that might be able to come back and breathe life back into our school? We all know truly that its the exciting and skilled QB that makes any good team into a great team.
  12. This team has a lot of potential Freshmen stars. Jordao & Harvey seem to be picking up for losing Jesperson & Flroes respectively. It looks like it's going to be another fun season!!!!
  13. Women's Soccer tomorrow at noon plays Memphis for an auto-bid (They already have a seat) to the NCAA Post season. For those who haven't seen them play, they are quite exciting if you like spots, & consider yourselves a USF fan. We have the most exciting player in the sport in Evelyne Viens with 19 goals scored this season so far. Our Freshman goalkeeper has been playing lights out lately and has only allowed 10 goals all year with some acrobatic stops. We also have the most prolific offense in the NCAA scorring an average of over 3 goals per game. The game will be on ESPNU Women's Basketball starts up soon, and Coach Fernandez has yet another great team this year. Kitija Laksa is looking to become the highest scoring player in USF history this year as she only needs to have 688 points this year to take the record. She has a great supporting cast, and will be sure to make the post season yet again this year playing some crazy good teams. Ranked #22/21 and even as low as #9 by one of the more respected voters. All the other teams (MBB and WSB) are also poised to have great years in their own right. So please remember that Football is not the end all be all as a source of pride! Go Bulls!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. You can listen to it on iheart radio until it hits TV https://www.iheart.com/live/university-south-florida-7424/
  15. Someone had tweeted a question to JK earlier this week about how USF seems to be playing to the level of our competition. He said he does not believe this is an actual thing. So my question is does anyone else seem to think that this is a possible thing, and that sometimes teams or players seem to take it easier for games they know they can beat and thus the games seem to be a lot closer if they were just a little more "into" it? I know in the sports that I play once in a while my teams seem to under perform against inferior teams, however not often.
  16. Lets let this thread die, and concentrate on getting to 8-0 and get back to business. All is good in this world. We beat UCF in w Soccer and took the conference regular season title, and today we will beat the Coogs! Go Bulls!!!!!!
  17. It was a great game. UCF has some talented players... Their Goalie, one of their strikers.... and one of their defenders is from the Jamacian national team... She's crazy good. But we controlled the tempo of this game, took more shots on goal throughout most of the half (untill the desperation 5 min left where we just tried to keep the lead) and our perseverance won out. Viens is a BEAST for us... best all around player in the nation imo.
  18. Not to mention that they are the #1 Scoring offense in the NCAA D-1 Soccer at 3.21 goals per game & have the #2 best offensive player in the nation with Evelyn Viens scoring 17 goals so far this season. This team is stacked with a LOT of underclasswomen and will be potent for a few more years with lots of great players in the pipeline.
  19. Listening to today's press conference from CCS and hearing him talk about the youth of this team has me excited for our future season. We have a LOT of talent at most positions, and we have had a LOT of injuries to pre-season first teamers. With that being said, does anyone have a run-down of how many starts does each player have on 1st team Offense and Defense? With so many r-Fr/So and t-Freshmen starting on our team the past few weeks, it's no wonder why the teams have a few lapses in quality play. I think it shows that we have a ton of talent to be playing all these green players who would normally be inserted situationally throughout the year, and learning from the Juniors and Seniors on the team, and be managed by the team leaders. Can you imagine what next year will be like when everyone has some experience under their belt? This team is going to be a monster team when all the cogs are playing with confidence, experience, and in positions they are meant to be playing.
  20. I think its hilarious that the War Flamingo actually started in this very forum and has gained traction throughout the years to have become a tradition for some people. I think that anyone who has a problem with this should lighten up, because you see all kinds of strange traditions at EVERY sporting event and EVERY team's fans have the right to have fun and get excited about anything as long as they are rooting for their own team. Wouldn't it just be a crappy game if we all just sat in our seats and clapped and shouted "YAY" in a collective unison single inanimate "yay" for each good play the whole game? Lets let people show their individual joy for the team they love in the way they see fit. Fun = Fun
  21. Looks like if we saw less of Sawtelle, we would have lost this game!
  22. Like a few others, I have been mostly a reader these days and rarely have time or substance to contribute that hasn't already been said. Also having been around here since 2000, I have seen and been looking forward to each and every post you all write on this board. Charisbb's posts were great, and entertaining, and I (we) will miss his wit and insight. Each and everyone of you are a part of my life these days, and I wanted to thank you all for giving me hours and hours of wonderful and interesting reading each and every week. If we can all live our lives with the passion that Charlie has lived his, perhaps this world will be a lot better and more fun! Cancer and Diseases in general suck! My condolences to all of his friends and family and those he left behind when he was taken from us too soon!
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