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  1. Murray runs back kickoffs? I guess he can handoff on extra points as well as Flowers too.
  2. I am as big a fan of Leavitt's as anyone. Quite honestly, I never cared for Taggart or Strong, but this post is sort of clueless about USF Football. The win at Notre Dame was under Holtz. As far as measurable results, the 2 best W-L records in school history were under Taggart and Strong. NCAA record (at the time) for consecutive games of 30 points or more was set under Taggart/Strong. I am not taking the time to look it up, but I am guessing that most offensive records in school history were set under Taggart.
  3. I can see 5 or 6 wins this year. Hard to say at this point. We have no idea what our QB OL or offense will look like. If Scott shows he is as good as he is being touted, and the team matures and starts to play consistently I would think we can be come a 9 to 10 win season in Scott's 2nd season.
  4. Have been a lifelong baseball player and fan. For me, football is by far the best spectator sport. Hard to beat the strategy, toughness and excitement. In any game with fairly evenly matched talent, the outcome can come down to the last few plays. Even if a team is ahead by 2 scores. Soccer is organized keep away. Once a team is up by a couple of scores there is little doubt who will win. In just about every game I have watched, you never know when the game will end. The real time remaining is a secret. When something is on the line, like a world cup or a championship or Olympics it becomes more interesting to follow. If football games were played mostly between the 40s and just about every game would be 14-7 it would boring to watch as well. Especially, if the team went up by 2 TDs at halftime and proceeded to run between the tackles for the rest of the game the drive to the opponents 10 and turn it over on downs every drive then stop the other team at the 20 then continued to run the clock out on every drive.
  5. Pretty sure the Ladies Swim team in about 1983 or so won a national championship so we decided to drop the program shortly thereafter.
  6. I turned it off with about 12 minutes to go when we were up by 12. I told my son we lose by 6. Tuned back and didn't even phase me that we lose by 12. I understand why Gregory asked for 6 or 7 years. He is just starting to build a team now. We may be a consistent .500 team in 2 or 3 years. Gregory gets the most out of his guys. But let's be honest, this team plays like what it is. A patched together guys with less than average D1 talent overall. I think there needs to be a huge upgrade in talent to be consistent.
  7. One thing to remember, these guys are not getting paid a lot of money. Yes, it is a chance to continue playing and get scouted for another shot at Canada or the NFL, but if he is making about $50K and is getting jerked around and who knows what is going on in the locker room, who would put up with that kind of BS. At $50k it is just another job that can be easily replaced. At this point, we have no idea what was going on with him and Trestman. I tuned in halfheartedly to maybe watch Flowers because he is a USF guy and was good for us at USF. Besides Murray and maybe the other QB, can anyone name more than a few players? Let's be honest, besides maybe Aaron Murray's family will anybody tune in because they have personal attachment to any of the players? Flowers gave the Vipers a chance for area football fans a chance to build an emotional bond with the fans. Once March madness starts will anyone really care about watch second rate football?
  8. Yeah, but Trestman still thinks he is coaching the Bears.
  9. Trestman doesn't get it. He has built a traditional offense. He thinks he can just plug Flowers in, let him hand off then let him scramble out of trouble. The fact that he called a screen from the 2 yard line with a 5'9" QB should tell you all you need to know about Trestman's mind set. Kind of hard to drop back far enough for a guy of Flowers' height to get the ball over a DL's for that play to work at that place on the field. That throw was on Q, but was a dumb play call. If he is going to rotate QBs, at least give them each a quarter to get in a rhythm. Kind of surprised he hasn't tried a double pass or let Flowers throw out of a jet sweep. Only makes too much to keep the defense guessing. Especially since this OL sucks. Trestman needs to be a little more innovative and less old school in this league. I don't see it happening.
  10. Trestman should have stayed retired. Game has passed him by. The blocking on both sides are a disaster.
  11. Weakness in the league, in the games I have seen, is the offensive lines are terrible and coaches are trying to play like NFL pocket passing. College RPO and mobile QBs would be better served. It would be more exciting and more effective.
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