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College football's most promising underdogs

Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel
 

Everyone likes underdogs, including college football fans.

As college football season kicks off this week, here is a look at some teams from each conference that could be pleasant surprises:

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USF: •Willie Taggart is creating a culture of winning at USF, and the Bulls appear to be embracing that mentality. Last season, the program finished with eight wins and a bowl appearance for the first time since 2010. This year's team is drawing preseason praise, including being picked to win the East Division in the American.

USF nearly doubled its offensive output from 2014 thanks to Taggart's Gulf Coast offensive scheme, which showcases quarterback Quinton Flowers and running back Marlon Mack. The defense saw marked improvement after switching to a 4-2-5 scheme, with coaches pushing the Bulls to attack rather than react. USF registered 25 takeaways and a plus-10 turnover margin.


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At least he didn't say the offense tripled...

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So how can we be an Underdog if he says "This year's team is drawing preseason praise, including being picked to win the East Division in the American."

Doesn't seem like we are Underdogs at all to me.

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Yeah the term underdog seems to be misused. Still love any positive press we can muster!

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Hype don't need no sense.

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Guys, make sure you click on these types of articles, the more clicks, the more likely they are to be written.

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Done, not much there.   Going to be a interesting season.  At least it is starting out with some potential, plus having some options.

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2 minutes ago, Apis Bull said:

Guys, make sure you click on these types of articles, the more clicks, the more likely they are to be written.

and the more likely we get in the big 12 :baghead:

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17 minutes ago, Apis Bull said:

Guys, make sure you click on these types of articles, the more clicks, the more likely they are to be written.

This is a moral quandary. On the one hand, I should click it. On the other, it's from Orlando.

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5 minutes ago, JTrue said:

This is a moral quandary. On the one hand, I should click it. On the other, it's from Orlando.

Love of Bulls should outweigh dislike of Orlando

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