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Around the Dog Park: Bill Clark says UAB football is back

USF receives a boost in the running back department and Liberty is set to join the FBS Around the Dog Park is our daily round up of G5 football news around the internet. Feel free to submit any news we may have missed in the comments section. American UConn AD denies reports that they are on the verge of joining the Big East. Tulane posted a video of Willie Fritz talking about...
Via Underdog Dynasty
1 day ago

South Florida beats E Carolina for first conference win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Geno Thorpe scored 22 points with three 3-pointers and made eight assists and South Florida beat East Carolina 64-57 on Saturday night to end a 12-game losing streak and win its first American Conference game of the season. Thorpe's 3-pointer gave the Bulls a 48-34 lead with 12:17 left to play. The Pirates closed to 50-46 on a 12-2 run capped by Elijah Hughes...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon hires Colorado DC Jim Leavitt in same role

When Oregon hired head coach Willie Taggart recently, the biggest question on the minds of fans was how he planned to set about fixing the worst defense in the PAC-12. With the reports surfacing that Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, a former USF head coach himself, has taken the same job at Oregon, Taggart may have answered that question. HUGE hire for #Oregon &...
Via Sportsnaut
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong is a home-run hire for the South Florida Bulls

Charlie Strong is a home-run hire for the South Florida Bulls. Under his leadership, USF will win its first outright conference championship in school history. Make no mistake about it: Strong walks into a great situation in Tampa. Unlike his previous stops at Louisville and Texas, there’s no need to rebuild everything from scratch. Willie Taggart transformed the Bulls into a contender...
Via The Student Section
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Charlie Strong has had preliminary discussions with South Florida

Charlie Strong may not be out of work for very long. According to ESPN’s Chris Low, Strong has held preliminary discussions with South Florida officials over the school’s vacant coaching position. Strong was expected to meet with USF officials on Friday for more formal talks. He is reportedly atop the Bulls’ list of potential hires. The former Texas coach knows the state...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Well has been poisoned’ for Lane Kiffin as USF candidate

It doesn’t sound as if Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will be a candidate for the vacant USF coaching job. It’s not necessarily because of lack of interest, but rather something significantly more personal. With Willie Taggart leaving the Bulls to take the Oregon job, there was some talk that Kiffin might be a fit to replace him. ESPN reported Wednesday that Kiffin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA investigating USF men’s basketball for academic fraud

The South Florida basketball program is under investigation for academic fraud, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Assistant coach Oliver Antigua, the brother of head coach Orlando Antigua, has been told he cannot go out on the road for recruiting this month, probably in response to the investigation. ORlando Antigua took over at South Florida before the 2014 season after spending...
Via The Comeback
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

TSS Top 50: No. 42 South Florida Bulls

South Florida Bulls2015  Record: 8-5 overall, 6-2 American Athletic (Lost 45-35 to Western Kentucky in Miami Beach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Willie Taggart and USF become a true contender after going 14-23 the last three seasons? If the transformation doesn’t happen this season, then it never will at USF for the former Western Kentucky quarterback and coach. That’s...
Via The Student Section
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Stellar Performance By Quarterback Leads WKU To Bowl Win

Western Kentucky got off to a slow start in the Miami Beach Bowl until quarterback Brandon Daughty turned on the power and led his team to victory over the South Florida Bulls. The Hilltoppers were down 14-10 going into halftime, but the third quarter made all the difference. Doughty connected with receivers three different times to outscore the Bulls 28-7 in the third quarter. One...
Via Gamedayr
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

South Florida gives WIllie Taggart extension through 2020

In the AAC this year, most of the focus was on the rise of four teams: Houston, Temple, Memphis, and Navy. All of them had great seasons and were, deservedly so, the talk of many throughout the football world. However, there is one program that certainly had a much better season than anyone would have believed. The South Florida Bulls finished the season 8-4 and were one Owls’...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

South Florida to play in Miami Beach Bowl

There are now six teams in the FBS to accept bowl bids. The South Florida Bulls have turned their season around and were one Temple loss away from playing for the AAC Championship this season. The team will make their first bowl game since 2010 this year. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the Bulls will be staying close to home as they will play in the Miami Beach Bowl. USF...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Case Studies: South Florida

Willie Taggart, welcome back to the list of hot coaching names. Taggart — remember him? — was the artist formerly known as the architect of Western Kentucky football. Taggart, in relatively short order, guided the Hilltoppers from the 0-12 cellar at the end of the 2009 season (under former coach David Elson) to a 7-5 record two seasons later. In 2012, WKU made its first bowl...
Via The Student Section
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Quinton Flowers tops 200 rushing yards as USF bests SMU

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Quinton Flowers rushed for a South Florida quarterback-record 201 yards and three touchdowns Saturday, helping the Bulls beat SMU 38-14 for their first three-game winning streak in four years.USF (4-3, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) also matched its victory total for all of last season. SMU (1-6, 0-3) has lost five straight during a stretch in which the Mustangs...
Via Associated Press
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

USF OL Benjamin Knox arrested for firing gun at dorm

South Florida Bulls reserve offensive lineman and redshirt freshman Benjamin Knox has been arrested for firing a gun at a campus dorm’s exterior, per a report from local authorities. Allegedly, Knox shot at the dorm from a parking garage early Sunday morning, according to university police. Nobody was injured. Authorities then saw an open gun case and bullets inside Knox’s car...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: USF Uses Trickery To Get Past Syracuse

Trick plays don’t work all the time, but when they do people can’t help but get hyped! The University of South Florida Bulls decided to test their luck with trick plays against Syracuse. Seeing as the Bulls were already up 17-3 in the third quarter they decided to pull this rabbit out of the hat. What you just saw was a handoff into a reverse flip into a flea flicker. Quinton...
Via Gamedayr
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapper Plies celebrates with USF after victory

The South Florida Bulls weren’t a team many were looking at heading into the 2015 season, but they are officially on the radar now following an epic win to open the season, and with a celebrity fan to boot! After defeating the Florida A&M Rattlers last night by a score of 51-3, rap star Plies headed to the locker room and celebrated with freshman defensive end Vincent Jackson...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

UCF-USF football game moved to Thanksgiving night

By Jason Parker It’s not Florida State-Florida, Florida State-Miami or even FAMU-Bethune Cookman, but for a segment of the Sunshine State’s population, the annual game between Central Florida and South Florida is the biggest game of the year. In 2015, the “War On I-4″ will be a working holiday for the two teams. Originally scheduled to be played on Friday, Nov. 27, the...
Via Gamedayr
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

South Florida Adds Former Badger Safety to Roster

The South Florida Bulls added on a piece to their secondary that could greatly help them in the future. Former Wisconsin safety Austin Hudson has finally made a decision on where he would continue his college career and it is in his home state of Florida. According to College Football Talk, Hudson made the decision that he will take his talents to Tampa and USF. The Bulls have not...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

South Florida Football: Bulls force turnovers but lose close one to Terrapins 24-17

After a scare last week against the West Carolina Catamounts in a narrow victory, the South Florida Bulls suffered an even bigger scare early in the contest just after the first play against the Maryland Terrapins. Quarterback Mike White injured his left arm on a play-action pass and left the game and didn’t return. “Right now I don’t know how long he is out,” said head coach...
Via isportsweb.com
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

South Florida Football: Bulls avoid upset from Catamounts in 36-31 victory

If the South Florida Bulls were looking to have an easy win to start off the season, playing against the West Carolina Catamounts was the wrong team to play against. After the Catamounts started to gain a little momentum converting two first downs on the opening drive, running back Darius Ramsey fumbled the football away to the swarming Bulls defense. After the Bulls offense stalled...
Via isportsweb.com
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

USF coach resigns over tweet blasting former player

Twitter can be a great tool, but also a very dangerous place for someone who lacks a clear social filter.  We’ve seen athletes get in trouble on numerous occasions over tweets that have been posted.  And Twitter doesn’t even hold a candle to the trouble that can be found on Instagram.  Just ask anyone from Donald Sterling to Kenny Britt. But it’s rare that a coach faces...
Via Awful Announcing
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Masiello lied on resume, never earned degree

One of the more bizarre stories of the year came out on Tuesday when it was revealed that South Florida had backed out of a deal to hire Steve Masiello as its next basketball coach because of a discrepancy in his background check. On Wednesday, The Tampa Tribune reported that Masiello lied on his resume […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2014 G Dinero Mercurius to South Florida

The South Florida Bulls landed their second recruit for 2014, Dinero Mercurius of Faith Baptist (FL), according to multiple reports. Mercurius is a 6′-4″ shooting guard that is a post-graduate prospect, after playing at University (FL) in Orlando last season. Mercurius is reportedly averaging 17 points and 6 assists per game this year at Faith Baptist. South […]
Via Hoopniks
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

USF has cool new helmets for next season

It looks like the South Florida Bulls have taken some inspiration from the Baylor Bears with their new gold chrome helmet. It’s a good look, but I personally prefer the green one. The matte green with the gold chrome is a pretty awesome look and it will be interesting to see if they add new jerseys to go with the helmets. [@PReinforcement] The post USF has cool new helmets for...
Via Diehardsport
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: South Florida Grad Assistant Tweets Out Two New USF Helmets: Gold Chrome And Matte Green Are Coming

It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s college football season. This rings especially true for the South Florida Bulls, who are looking to put a 2-10 season firmly in their rearview mirror. Today, USF defensive grad assistant Kurt von Bargen tweeted out a pair of new helmets for the Bulls next season. One of the helmets is matte green with a gold chrome Bulls...
Via College Spun
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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