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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.

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  1. I always take anything out of a coaches mouth during camp as meaningful. Typically, they will say the first few days are great. Then comes the “the team had no energy” phase. Don’t be surprised to hear “I am not sure we could win a game if the season started next week” within the next couple of days. I think the skill set of the QBs are different this year and I think the offense will be more balanced and better. Meaning we will see more intermediate and short passes along with the runs. Flowers was good at the deep ball, but got better with intermediate throws. However, there were times his innacuracy cost us. I look for the passing game to open the run game. Go watch tape of Gilbert’s offense at Texas. That’s wha it is supposed to be. My two concerns on offense are the OL and receivers ability to catch the ball consistently. That is an area we have always struggled with.
  2. usfgrad84

    New AD Search

    He wouldn't be a bad hire, but all his experience is with "blue blood" programs. In my opinion the difference in managing and fund raising for an SEC team vs a program like ours is the equivalent to trying to recruit for an SEC program vs recruiting for an AAC program. Jurich has been through it. In my mind that's an advantage. We wouldn't be losing with Long or anyone with background. I just think Jurich brings a different skill set.
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    New AD Search

    Just chiming in, I would prefer a guy like Jurich. He has been through the building and growth process. Although Long has the experience at the highest level, that doesn't always translate into the skills needed to build. Admittedly, I haven't researched Long's background, but managing an established SEC program like Arkansas is a different job than building a school like Louisville from where they were when he started to where they are now. My best friend is a UL alum and former soccer player. He has told me some stories about the athletic department was before Jurich got there and where i is now. Jurich did amazing job. That's the skill set we need.
  4. I think the clock for Gregory, as far as wins and losses go, really starts next year. Let's just hope this kid works out as well as our last BB transfer from LSU.
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    Mark Harlan to Utah

    The big question is, is the job a no brainer for him.
  6. I think White read the writing on the wall when it was clear that the offense had to transition from Taggart's first year Power Offense to what became the Gulf Coast Offense. No way White would have excelled in the GCO. I think he was in a great situation for his skill set with a great developer of QBs in Brohm.
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    Position change for ...

    Tall is good provided he can knock the ball down on 4th and 24.
  8. usfgrad84

    USF Brand and Image Problem

    Speaking from a marketing background where I have been involved in a couple of rebranding projects, my thinking is get the logo situation down to one primary and a couple of secondary logos, create a tag line that incorporates the message of academics, research, location (whatever message they come up with) and devise a communication strategy. No need to change the actual school name. Once the # of logos are pared down ssems like a communication problem rather than a rebrand issue.
  9. Would you prefer losing or just squeaking out wins against weaker opponents. . When you are supposed to beat teams by wide margins and you do it is just fine. By your logic nothing UCONN does is impressive then. No one said we are a top ten team by any means, but we have been a solid top 20 team. Only way to keep the program moving forward is go deeper into the tournament.
  10. No delusions of winning the National Championship, but the further we get in the tournament is further growth for the program. We ended up winning pretty handily in both games. Kinda weird that we would drop two spots.
  11. So we win two games this week and we drop 2 spots to #20. We need a decent showing tonight to see if we can get better than a 6 seed. Key to staying close is to not get blown out in the first 5 minutes of the game. That seems to have been the case against UCONN in recent years. Unfortunately, we seem to get off to slow starts more often than not. I would like to see us keep it competitive for most of the game.
  12. I understand this is a team patched together at the last second, but my question is our biggest problem right now talent on the court or chemistry? I have seen a few games and each game has pretty much been the same. Score a basket then turnover or wild shot at the play clock buzzer for the next 3 or 4 possessions. Any recruits coming in that can make us anywhere near competitive within next couple of years. Competitive meaning 10 wins with the hope of staying within 6-8 points near the end of most games?
  13. In this offense it will be more about OL and RBs. Overall success will be determined by defense. Doubt we start ranked, but i think we compete for league title and up ranked as long as defense truly develops. It was defense and Special Teams that hurt us when it counted.
  14. That blocking call on aikens was a total bs call and it cost them. Watch for some more BS calls to keep Auburn in it.
  15. Gotta say, I had no really rooting interest, but these announcers seem to be treating UCF as the representative of the AAC as an FCS team. The way they are talking about the personnel you would think there were no FBS worthy players. Clearly the announcers don't think the AACis worthy to be competitive here. I am rooting for UCF just to shove it up the announcers and P5's ass.
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