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  1. I would love to road trip to New Mexico I would hate to road trip from New Mexico
  2. God i totally remember that....the worst. And when did we turn down a P5 invite? Or was that sarcasm?
  3. Yeah, I hear you, and I too appreciate your perspective, but i find it iperplexing. What is so bad about the teams in this conference? Is it just the level of football? I cant think of a better conference as far as road trips, every city that the AAC schools are in, save Orlando, is beautiful. Yes, i suppose, even Philadelphia. But even Philly and Orlando are big draws to some folks. I mean, Cincy, Greenvile, Annapolis, beautiful. New Orleans, Memphis, Wichita huge historical spots for music. Not to mention the beach of Tampa and the amusement parks of Orlando. The only conference I think has better destinations is the PAC-12. But I'm sure you have your reasons as I am sure, whatever conference we end up in, even if its the Metro Atlantic, I'll be happy, I remember when USF didnt even have football. I just think we should stop acting like the NCAA owes us something and we should be given the next open door because we have (with dramatic flair) suffered ever so!
  4. Not as much excitement here as with the pitchers. But the Bulls have 4 position players in the minors. Top of that heap is Kevin Merrell who is with the AA MIdland Rockhounds of the Texas League. He is batting .258 with 32 RBIs and, surprise, surprise 10 Sacrifice Bunts Last year MVP darling Coco Montes is struggling a bit at the next level. Playing for the A Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League he is batting .233. He does have 8 HRs and 47 RBIs over 288 ABs so the production is there but aside from the BA, his OPS is 0.661 Statistically the best looking hitter we have this year is David Villar who plays for the Advanced A San Jose Giants. He has been on the injured list for a bit so with just 213 ABs he has 6 HRs, 33 RBIs and an OPS of 0.765 Finally Joe Genord, the new baby of the pro leagues, is up in the NY Penn Short League with the Brooklyn Cyclones but he shouldnt be there long. In 51 ABs he has 4 HRs and 4 2bs. His BA is .314 and his SLG is .627 with an OPS of exactly 1.000 Lets go Joe!
  5. I think this whole idea of called up/not called up is so new, there are no real rules. I think it comes down to perception. I think we are a sharp, good looking mid-major school but without the extra something that will break us into anything. I certainly hope I am wrong. I think there is so much negativity about the AAC but I also think we are tied to the AAC and have a vested interest in its success. My whole point is we are no better or worse than the UConns and UCFs of the world. The schools in the AAC are the same as we are, sharp and good looking. Yet, we haven't done anything to separate ourselves from the other teams in the AAC and other non-p5 leagues for that matter. UCF has, and although it would crush me, I wouldnt be surprised if UCF got "called up" and we didn't . Final thought, for me, this could also be a instance of self-perception, I would much rather be a big fish in a small pond then a little fish in a big pond, even if that meant I had the opportunity to be a big fish in a big pond, these are just my personal feelings. I like the AAC, always have, I like our conference mates, always have. I hope that rather than this conference dissolving and one or two school get the hand up, we can work with the other schools in our conference to get the whole conference up to that P5 level. I totally get and agree with what they are doing with the P6 marketing, Stronger as a unit than a bunch of individuals
  6. Forgot out two newest Minor League Pitchers The Count Nelson Alvarez was drafted by the Yankees and is in the GCL with the Yankees East/West, He has had 3 outing, one was bad, giving up 2 runs in 0.2 inning, but the other two he has pitched 2 innings and has a perfect ERA Alec Wisely is learning the ropes out in Arizona with the Indians Red team. He has a ERA 4.70 over 7.2 ip
  7. ok, theres some good points there but, a large student population hasn't translated to good student attendance. I'll also give you the alumni base and I hear snippets about how we are 2nd or 3rd in the conference in donations. TV size is good but SMU, Houston, Temple all have bigger markets with much grander history. Preeminence is great, dont get me wrong, but its a contrived Florida thing meant to keep the haves and the have nots separate. No one expected USF to gain that status but on a national scale it means nothing. And you last point, I dont think that carries any water. No one is looking at USF saying, aw, poor guys, they got screwed, lets give them a break. No, IMO, and I realize I am a minority, we are exactly where we belong. If we start winning something in any sport on a consistent basis, that is when I think that other conferences will consider us. Of course winning in football/basketball will hold a lot more weight than golf or tennis but at least we are building a base there. I think part of the problem is that the athletic department only seems to be willing to spend money on one sport. Those schools like Vandy and Wake have such bigger and broader athletic programs. We are not in the same ballpark as they are. Why dont we have a rowing team? Or a swim team? Or Lacrosse or rugby, those schools have all of that and more. This I think is the biggest barrier, our athletic department is small potatoes and the perception is that USF will decrease the status of any conference by its inclusion.
  8. So someone already stole my thunder, but its worth noting again that Jimmy H made it to the Bigs. He is now the third bull in the Majors at this present time. And I am not 100% sure but that is either the record or pretty close to it for the number of Bulls in the Majors at the same time. Jimmy was 1-4 over 33 relief appearances for the Louisville Bats. He had 2 saves in 4 opportunities and sported a 3.58 ERA and a WHIP of 1.43. Not lights out numbers in AAA so he is probably on a pretty tight leash. Lets hope he lasts! Also recently promoted was Andrew Perez who started the year with A Kannapolis Intimidators and a 2.25 ERA over 36 IP. His performance was enough to move him up to Advanced A ball with the Winston-Salem Dash. He has made 4 appearances and has a 3.38 ERA over 8 IP. Also Congrats are in order to Kevin Quackenbush for making the AAA PCL All-star roster. Who knows maybe he'll get called up to the Dodgers as rosters expend toward the end of the season. Jimmy is 2-2 over 33 relief appearances for the Oklahoma City Dodgers. He had 4 saves in 4 opportunities and sported a 3.11 ERA and a WHIP of 1.12. Quacker is still a lights out K artist with a 13.38 K/9ip and a K/BB ration of 6.22. Lotso potential there. Kind of weird journey for KQ, he was drafted by the Padres was brought up and sent down 12 times over 3 years before he elected to go free agency, the Reds signed him to AAA and brought him up once last year. He elected to go FA again and was out of job for over a month before the Dodgers signed him. It took Austin Adams a few years to find his spot with Seattle this year so it may just be a matter of finding the right spot. Good Luck Kevin! Shane Mclanahan is still rolling. After being promoted to Advanced A, all he has done is go 3-0 with a ERA of 0.39. He has allowed 1 earned run over 23+ innings and seems to have gotten the wild thing from the end of his last year with USF as he has 26 k to 3 bb. Far and above the best stats of any USF pitcher Austin Adams has found a home with Mariners. In 22.2 IP he has a 2.38 ERA, a 15.88 k/9ip and a 4/1 k to bb ratio. Phoenix Sanders is pitching well in the Rays farm club, he has an ERA of 2.19 over 37 innings and 9 saves in 12 opportunities. Opponents are batting .205 against him Peter Strzelecki is plugging along in Wisconsin, nothing spectacular, nothing awful. Hes an inning eater, 33.2 innings pitched in 23 appearances, opponents batting average is .279 but he has only allowed 14 total runs. On the down side, Tommy Eveld was demoted to AA after struggling with the AAA New Orleans Baby Cakes. An ERA of 7.71 and a 2-1 K to BB ratio probably doomed him. But on the flip side, back in AA he has had 2 appearances and has done well over 6.1 IP he has a 0.00 ERA and his bb/ip ratio is 3.5, much better Joe Cavallero is having a tough season, after being demoted early in the season to A+ ball, he has not fared much better with a 4.88 ERA through 20 appearances Also struggling is Ryan Valdes who was also demoted earlier to A+ ball. He however is on the DL with a shoulder strain so maybe he has been injured this year. He is in Bradenton playing for the Pirates if you want to root him on after he gets out off the DL And speaking of DL Dan Otero is on the 7 day DL for shoulder inflammation, he has pitched in 20 games for the Indians and has a 4.56 ERA Brandon Lawson, now with the Giants farm system, was on the DL for a broken toe, but now is back, he has 13 starts for the Richmond Flying Squirrels and sports a 2-4 record and an ERA of 4.04 Overall the Ex-Bulls are 22-33, 4.33 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 28/37 SVO, 525K vs. 198BB, in 473.2 innings pitched
  9. Really? We are too good for this conference? By what metric? I am shocked that the fan base believes this. We haven't done anything except get to #2 a dozen years ago. Vandy and Wake got themselves into their conferences long before football was the primary goal of every university.
  10. It was all sarcasm my friend, all in jest. It seems to me we spend alot of time talking about USF deserving this and that, like we are owed something. I'm not buying that. We havent won in CUSA, BE or AAC, we are just as much "trash" as FAU or App St . That was me point.
  11. I see all the talk about the BIG12 scooping us up and why wouldn't they with all the National championships USF has? And boy, why would anyone consider a CUSA or SunBelt team, I mean, they are all trash compared to USF and all our conference championships in football that are stuffed into our trophy case. I mean, jeez why are we even in the AAC? We have such a better athletic department then everyone in the ACC, it's virtually impossible for USF to lose in any sport. What a great idea it would be to go independent! We'd probably get to play Alabama, USC, Notre Dame, BYU and Clemson every year! Good riddance to UConn! I hated them losing to us in baseball, soccer and every other sport every year. Probably we should just allow UF, FSU, and Miami to join us in a Florida only conference. What a win it would be for them! Get effin real.
  12. Two relievers from the 2018 draft class are also on their way up, Andrew Perez and Bennett Sousa. Perez is a lefty who has vastly improved this year. His K-rate and BB-rate are at personal best marks and that has led to a 2.01 FIP. Bennett Sousa has also seen a best mark for walk rate this season, though his strikeouts are slightly down. He is an older right-handed pitcher, but has done very well in every MiLB stint so far and currently has a 2.98 FIP. Both of these promotions were long overdue. https://www.southsidesox.com/2019/6/19/18681847/danny-mendick-lincoln-henzman-steele-walker-white-sox-minor-league-weekly-update-week-11
  13. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is likely to start opposite Davante Adams, according to a report from ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. (Rob Demovsky on Twitter) Fantasy Impact: According to the report, Valdes-Scantling has impressed in training camp and looks poised to be the Packers’ No. 2, opposite Davante Adams. The former has received praise from Adams, who said, “I think this offense is really catered for a guy like him.” Valdes-Scantling was impressive in limited action last season as a rookie, catching 38 balls for 581 yards and two scores, and notching a pair of 100-yard games. His role as the No. 2 comes at the expense of Geronimo Allison (who is likely to play primarily in the slot) and Jake Kumerow. With a healthy Aaron Rodgers and the support of coaches and teammates, Valdes-Scantling could be in for a big leap in production in his second year, making him a value pick at his current ADP of WR57. https://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/47306/packers-new-offense-catered-to-wr-like-marquez-valdes-scantling
  14. https://footballmaven.io/chiefs/news/confident-austin-reiter-assuming-the-reins-of-chiefs-offensive-line-vuS9eRtnQ06En0rmbqZYWw/
  15. Sorry if this is a repeat, just noticed. https://gousfbulls.com/news/2019/6/5/usf-announces-2019-mens-soccer-schedule.aspx?path=msoc https://gousfbulls.com/schedule.aspx?path=msoc
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