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Greg Auman's preview of USF... Pulitzer Prize stuff here!!


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I have always thought the Times was the better paper overall... know I know it for sure... Greg - this is one of the best written articles I have seen in a LONG time on just about any topic.


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Nation takes note

    Don't bother whispering, the word's out now: USF is touted as a contender.

By Greg Auman

Published August 31, 2007

TAMPA - On a hot Saturday afternoon in July, the practice fields at USF were overrun with close to 150 top recruits, gathered from across the state and beyond to be poked, prodded, timed and evaluated at the Bulls' annual Senior Showcase camp.

Some players wore skin-tight Under Armour gear, others baggy gray T-shirts with their high school team's motivational catchphrase written on the back. A select few had already orally committed to the Bulls, and only a handful more would get scholarship offers after impressing USF coaches.

Amid it all, a father on a cell phone was raving to his wife about the 10-year-old football program he had just discovered.

"And they play their home games in Raymond James Stadium, where the Bucs play," he said.

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Also catch these from the USF preview...

USF's Three point plan to join the nation's elite programs...

Typical Big East projections...

A breakdown of the spread offense...

The position by position review...

Some additional info - "for the fans" ...

Two recieviers were profiled as well...

* Jessie Hester Jr is the "breakout player" ... and

* Taurus Johnson is "one to watch...

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Made me break into tears!!!  Can't wait for the season to get started!!!

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USF's Three point plan to join the nation's elite programs..

I always considered Greg as having a great sense of humor ..... His Two Out of Three Point Plan  confirms it.  ;)

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:'(  Poor baby...      It was a good spread tho. I cut it out and posted it in my classroom...   The whole season will be up there.

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