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  1. On 1/4/2020 at 11:07 PM, Bull Daly said:

    That was another story when he went up to Gville and showed the USF green & gold spirit all over their campus before the Gators came down to Tampa. Vitale mentioned it on air. 

    I heard once apparently some USF fans went and flyered for USF on the UF campus. 

  2. The team probably wins some of these close games with Yetna, but to be honest last season was indicative of CBG's overall career-first year rebuild, much better than expected year 2, then middling performance for 2-3 years. If we get to .500 this year it will be good. I'm just feeling the loss of Yetna may be too much to overcome. 

  3. I think all of us are weary enough to know that everyone wins the press conference. Well, CCS didn't win the press conference with his "slow down the offense" comment, but most gave him a mulligan. 

    Today CJS goes to work keeping the recruiting class together, getting his staff in place, and putting the ingredients together to get USF winning again, starting from the early signing day all the way through kick-off in Austin next year. Based on his two day record, I think we all believe CJS will get it done. He's coached very succesful players at Clemson, he did a good job turning them into one of the country's elite offenses with great players like DeShaun Watson and Sammy Watkins, but it is still a very long way to go. 

    If CJS gets us to 6-6 in his first year (and there is no guarantee of this), that's a sign of a really good coach. We were close sometimes under CCS (the games vs. GT and UC this year come to mind), but not often enough. 

    This is where we have to trust the process and understand that this will take time. Strong really screwed us up right when we were back on the cusp of rebuilding our reputation in Tampa. He could coach here five years and not seen 40k green and gold shifts in the stands, because people's trust in USF football has been broken a second time. 

  4. 7 minutes ago, BStras said:

    I’m a HUGE Clemson fan and IPTAY donor. My family and I recently moved to Jacksonville and have been looking for a shorter trip for tailgating and football games (although we still frequent Clemson). Once Coach Scott was announced, I knew it was a sign! He’s a great coach, better guy, and I think he’ll do great things in Tampa! I’m hoping to raise my 2 boys pulling for the program that he builds over the next 5-10 years!

    (Deandre McDaniel is a solid first hire as well!)

    Thanks! Please buy tickets and donate! I suspect there will be some building required, but enjoy the ride with us! 

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  5. While the fitness and injury issues in USF football have been well documented, I find it increasingly disturbing that our other to significant sports (men and women's basketball) are also suffering injuries. Yetna could have been chalked up to a freak accident and I can live with that. But WBB has now lost Bethy Mununga and Eliza Pinzan to injuries. I haven't really looked into the non-revenue sports, but I wouldn't be surprised if injuries happened there too. 

    Why is this happening? At some point this becomes more than a coincidence-why are so many teams losing players to injury? 

  6. 30 minutes ago, Bull94 said:

    lol I'm sure they're connected....and you can be too for only $9.95 per month!

    they are just feeding this stuff to drive subscriptions.

    Nobody has a clue but Kelly. I'm sure even the top boosters will let him know how they feel but he said it himself he has the final say.

    It takes two to tango. USF is tight lipped, the information is coming from the other end. 

  7. I have been reading the "behind the paywall" stuff over at Rivals and all in all it is actually pretty good content, not necessarily elite booster level content but significantly more than the average fan would get. I don't know if board donors here get to hear anything similar if they've donated enough. 

    All I'll say is that MK is working his way down the list, the hire may come out of left field, and at least 3 of the top candidates that have been mentioned have already said no. It's mostly 247 and the TBT working the CWT angle.

    At this point I want to see Leavitt if he's open for it just because of the shot in the arm the program would get for a year or two. The Big East fan base would show up just because of him, at least until they realize what a rebuild we have in store. 

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  8. 5 minutes ago, Mission9 said:

    I loathe Deckerhoff, did not enjoy how FSU fan has acted in my section of the stadium, and do not personally know any recent players.  Given that,  there is noone who I would listen to from your "recommendation".  I would prefer to listen to former USF players, or better yet, remember what actually happened here after we had a Skippypoo soft team. 


    I read back in 2013 that while the team was utterly lacking in talent, an opposing coach described them as difficult to beat simply because they battled their hearts out every single game. Had they been in proper conditioning that year and had good coaching, the 2013 team would have at least gone bowling. 

  9. 2 hours ago, usf97 said:

    Note in that TDS article "Sources close to former South Florida Bulls head coach Willie Taggart told The Daily Stampede that he’s very interested in returning to Tampa as the next head coach."

    You see where this is coming from correct? Confirms this doesn't tell us anything about which way MK is leaning so this is just noise. 

    I am sure sources close to Steve Spurrier could say his visits to Tampa were the happiest times in his life in order to get Scott Spurrier a set up gig. 

    Media noise. 

    Won't say where i heard it but Spurrier did reach out to USF with that exact idea in mind. 

  10. 1 minute ago, JTrue said:

    So what did I miss in 19 pages? We've got one group saying "get over it" and another with mega-xCJL boners? 

    And some insightful commentary in between. 

    I'll go on record and say that I'm good with any hire as long as there's a reasonable basis for it, but that's normal. We have to have a high quality guy coaching the team. 

  11. 3 minutes ago, Bull94 said:

    I'm probably misremembering but didn't Grothe help oust Leavitt?

    Flowers, Mack and Rodney Adams have probably never met Leavitt. I'm sure they wouldn't care less.

    I don't recall seeing Grothe playing a role in Leavitt being gone. Perhaps I missed it. 

    Flowers and Adams have both begged USF to get them involved with the program. Flowers has been publicly tagging Kelly on his twitter posts asking for a meeting with him and Rodney Adams is interesting in coaching the WRs (although I suspect that if he wants to coach, they would get him involved as a GA or similar first). Flowers actually had a post out there where he tagged Kelly, Mack, and Grothe, and Adams. Grothe was all over it. 

  12. Just now, WWMJD said:

    This was my first thought. Was the first statement wrong or does this mean we already have a hire? The latter seems impossible unless they are moving at a breakneck pace (which may not be a bad idea).

    It would be insane if the hire was already made. I mean, I feel confident that Kelly has had his rolodex open all year because he know there was a good possibility he'd have to conduct a search, so he could have already set a list in place. 

  13. Leavitt as a DC at Oregon and Colorado was decent but not excellent. He allowed about 20 PPG over two years at Oregon (with the caveat that the defense looked a lot better in key games in 2016), but he allowed 26 PPG over two years at Oregon (and yes, I know they were rebuilding). I'm wondering if that is a key factor in him not getting another HC opportunity just yet. I do need to point out that Oregon let him go after 2018, he did not leave on his own terms. 

    Would he succeed at USF? I think he would, but it would be an uphill climb for two years. The damage to the program right now is pretty bad and Leavitt is not going to be able to fix everything in one off-season. I have already written off the game against UCF next year, and for Leavitt that would suck as they finally have the "Leavitt doughnut" off their back. I also question his ability to get good coordinators. Towards the end of the Leavitt Era, he was having to replace coordinators regularly, and he would need to have good coordinators. You may almost want to keep Kerwin Bell if Leavitt comes back because then there's some stability on the coaching staff. Shaun King absolutely needs to stay, he coached Flowers and Flowers was fantastic, he's coached the RBs, and it seems like we've just churned out good RBs year over year (even Sands wasn't bad this year, and Joiner and Ford go without saying-at least when Ford got on the field). 

    That said, watching the engagement on Twitter, the massive enthusiasm from past players, fans, and alumni about a potential Leavitt return-it could very well be worth it. Rehiring Leavitt would provide a huge shot in the arm to USF's community engagement. and you know that he will do the work to rebuild the program-I have to believe he is still passionate about USF football. I had a conversation with Michael Kelly earlier this year at a basketball game-Leavitt carried the torch for this program tirelessly. He went to every Rotary, Kiwanis, and Chamber of Commerce event in the Tampa Bay area. He pounded the ground for this program to try and get fan support. He's still 62 and if he plays his cards right he could be here another 12-15 years, it's not uncommon for coaches to coach into their 70s if they're successful. He would also have something here that we never had in his first go around here-a stable conference with clear opponents. He would not have to try and face the Big East with C-USA recruits again. You bring Leavitt back, then you have Matt Grothe and so many others pounding the ground. Flowers, Mack, and Rodney Adams have all expressed some desire to be engaged with USF and that would happen under Leavitt. Selvie and JPP could be involved as well, and also Kawika Mitchell and Stephen Nicholas, these guys would all be ambassadors for the program. I would also point out here that we would all but seal up Immokalee, where D'Earnest Johnson's high school for the foreseeable future as Louis Gachette is head coach there. 


  14. 15 minutes ago, Fold FB Invest in BB said:

    Those are some bold words, but I must have missed the part where he was advocating for increased student fees to help with the buyout and/or the IPF. It’s really easy to suggest how other people should spend their money.

    The students already contribute nearly 20 million a year to the athletics budget. At what point is it fair to ask them for more? 

  15. 29 minutes ago, lotsofbull99 said:

    I miss CJL's offensive coordinator, what was his name?  We used to complain about him back in the day, but looking back he wasn't that bad.  Does he still have any tread on the tires?

    Mike Canales had great games against cupcakes, almost never did anything vs. good teams. His O was pretty much Grothe scrambling, three level routes, and running the ball a ton. He currently coaches at UTEP, where his offense is pretty much impotent. 

  16. 3 minutes ago, brybull1970 said:

    You are using total yards allowed (#47), I am using total points allowed (#57). but I'll let you use the better of the two numbers but it still doesn't support your argument of one of the top defenses, again unless you think that being in the top 40% of defenses in one category means they are a "top" defense.

    And your argument about beating P5 schools with more resources in defense is a straw man argument - if this defense played a P5 schedule they wouldn't be in the Top 50 or 60.

    If this defense was in the P5 Strong would  be attracting the type of defensive talent that would rank us top 5 in the country defensively. We'd likely be like Auburn-not good enough to beat anyone with a pulse on defense, but good enough to cause problems for pretty much anyone else. 

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  17. 1 hour ago, Jonesy Bull said:

    With all the UGLY that is been going on overall with USF sports lately, these are 2 teams that are really worth celebrating.

    Women's BB continues to roll!

    Women's Soccer has a HUGE game tomorrow night at UF in the NCAA tourney....GO BULLS!

    Lets at least celebrate the good things we have going for us, until the Men start turning things around, which I have to believe will happen eventually.

    I'll celebrate that they're in the tourney, but it's a little ridiculous that we're not hosting given UF is worse. Stupid NCAA. 

  18. Just now, NovaBull said:

    Ugh, not a great first half against a pretty bad team. 

    Missing Yetna and Kiir really hurts our defense as we don’t have our two best rim protectors, so the opponents can drive and hit layups or dish to a wing. 

    Also, we look super selfish and slow on offense. We need to swing the ball around the perimeter and not just dribble in place while everyone stands around.

    Lastly, I’m sorry and normally don’t say this about players (coaches are fair game) but Marcevic isn’t a D-1 basketball player. It’s not his fault ands he definitely gives max effort, but he can’t be in the game as he’s a major liability on both ends of the floor.



    In fairness it should never have been him. Yetna and Kiir are the top 2 bigs. One is injured, the other seems to have pulled a Johnny Ford. 

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