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USF determined to not stumble in another opener

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) One year later, the bitter disappointment of losing their season opener to a Football Championship Subdivision team lingers in the minds of the South Florida Bulls. Players say it serves as motivation in the weight room and on the practice field every day, a constant reminder that there's no room for complacency. Not that winning two games in their first year...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USF names sophomore Mike White starting QB

South Florida has named sophomore Mike White as its starting quarterback. White was competing with junior Steven Bench, a Penn State transfer, freshman Quinton Flowers and walk-on Evan Wilson. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound White threw for 1,083 yards with three touchdowns and nine interceptions in six games last season. He had an up-and-down season as a true freshman, but had the best...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Know the Badgers foe: South Florida

  This is the fourth in a 12-week Friday series looking at the Wisconsin football team's 2014 opponents. South Florida hasn't produced a winning record since 2010, so that should be the initial baseline for Wisconsin football fans' expectations for the teams' Sept. 27 game at Camp Randall Stadium. While the Bulls have gone 10-26 the past three seasons, the Badgers...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Badger Opposition Research: 2014 USF post-spring edition

After looking at Big Ten newcomer Rutgers yesterday, it’s time to go back to the non-conference schedule and look at the final opponent outside of the Big Ten — South Florida (a.k.a. USF). Wisconsin and the Bulls have never met before, and that shouldn’t be surprising given the fact that USF has only been playing FBS football since the 2001 season. Head coach Willie Taggart...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video Bucket: Bulls Talk Spring Game - 3/29

The final finale is in the books, as the Bulls hosted their annual spring game on a hazy Saturday afternoon inside Corbett Stadium. Shortly after the conclusion of the game, Andre Davis, Steven Bench, Auggie Sanchez, and Thor Jozwiak caught up the media to share their thoughts on the game this afternoon.
Via southflorida.scout.com
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Video Bucket: Bulls Talk Spring Ball - 3/26

Spring ball is in full swing and USFNation.com caught up with a few members of the Bulls' football program on Wednesday. See what Mike White, Steven Bench, and Willie Taggart had to say about spring football thus far.
Via southflorida.scout.com
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

QB Michael O’Connor among January enrollees for Penn State

Penn State officially added five players to the program on Monday with five players enrolling in classes at Penn State for the spring semester. Among them was quarterback Michael O'Connor, who had put his early enrolling plans on hold following the coaching change at Penn State. After meeting with new head coach James Franklin, O'Connor must have felt comfortable enough to...
Via Nittany Lions Den
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Willie Taggart Brings Out Young Fan To Call A Play During USF Spring Practice

USF football had some fun at spring practice today when head coach Willie Taggart invited a young Bulls fan out to call a play during a team drill. Taggart goes the full-nine yards, putting a head-set on his new “assistant coach”, having him give a call to junior quarterback Steven Bench, and lifted him up to get a good view of the play he had just called in.  Good job by Coach...
Via College Spun
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video Bucket: Bulls Talk Spring Ball - 3/1

Spring ball is in full swing and USFNation.com caught up with a few of the Bulls to get their thoughts. See what Mike McFarland, Steven Bench and Reshard Cliett had to say about the third practice of spring football.
Via southflorida.scout.com
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

QB Michael O'Connor among January enrollees for Penn State

Penn State officially added five players to the program on Monday with five players enrolling in classes at Penn State for the spring semester. Among them was quarterback Michael O'Connor, who had put his early enrolling plans on hold following the coaching change at Penn State. After meeting with new head coach James Franklin, O'Connor must have felt comfortable enough to...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

USF Bulls – Bulls Fall To Rival UCF, Many Questions Still Unanswered

The South Florida Bulls fought hard against their in-state rival UCF, but fell to the Knights 23-20. The lack of offensive firepower came back to bite the Bulls again on Friday night in Orlando. The defense held the Knights in check all night, giving up only 23 points and 296 yards, which is 11 points and 140 yards under their season average. The Bulls also managed to force five...
Via The Farm Club
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

USF Bulls – WE’RE GOIN’ STREAKING!

The Bulls fall to the Louisville Cardinals and in the process start going (red) shirtless. Don’t let the 34-3 final score confuse you – The South Florida Bulls were dominated by the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday afternoon in front of a sparse 22,000 fans at USF’s homecoming game on Saturday. The Bulls were out-gained 485-133 offensively, and Louisville maintained possession...
Via The Farm Club
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

USF Wins – No, That’s Not A Typo

For the first time in 11 months, and for only the second time in the past 14 games the South Florida Bulls won. The Bulls defied all odds on Saturday night in defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats, in front of just over 15 thousand fans. The Bulls, who lost starting quarterback Steven Bench in the first quarter to a knee injury and lost starting running back Marcus Shaw to a leg injury...
Via The Farm Club
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Upset by South Florida, 26-20

Clearly something is not right with the Cincinnati Bearcats because they gave up a season high 23 points to South Florida in the first half in route to an embarrassing 26-20 loss. Cincinnati tried to rally late, but it was too little, too late. The debut game of this disaster conference was fittingly a disaster. Cincinnati has played 4 FBS teams. They have been shut out...
Via Bearcats Blog
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

South Florida Bulls – Let’s Win One For Taggart

For the first time in the USF program, the Bulls have lost the first four games of the season and there has been little improvement over the course of the season to think things are a changin’, but they play the games for a reason and this week the mighty Bearcats of the University of Cincinnati come into town. Steven Bench is the Quarterback, Finally. Bench looked better last...
Via The Farm Club
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Talking Even More USF with Josh Appel

Happy Friday everyone. We are talking even more USF with the student radio voice of the Bulls, Josh Appel. He's also an intern for their website. It is very safe to say that I didn't ask him anything that would get him fired. But I did ask him a lot of questions about USF to get everyone ready for the game tomorrow night. Be sure to follow Josh on twitter. My questions...
Via Bearcats Blog
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

What We Learned: The ACC In Week 5

North Caorlina State improved to 3-1 and could actually be lined up for a 10-win season. No, really! Photo: USA Today Sports No. 15 Miami 49, South Florida 21: Complete domiance for Miami, once again. The Hurricanes defense gave Steven Bench a rude welcome in his first college start and continues to play ery well. Miami obviously got a good showing from Duke Johnson and Stephen...
Via Bloguin Best
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

What We Learned: The ACC In Week 5

North Caorlina State improved to 3-1 and could actually be lined up for a 10-win season. No, really! Photo: USA Today Sports No. 15 Miami 49, South Florida 21: Complete domiance for Miami, once again. The Hurricanes defense gave Steven Bench a rude welcome in his first college start and continues to play ery well. Miami obviously got a good showing from Duke Johnson and Stephen...
Via Crystal Ball Run
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

South Florida loses 49-21 to No. 15 Miami

South Florida coach Willie Taggart is staying positive despite a one-sided loss that kept the Bulls winless heading into the American Athletic Conference season. Stephen Morris threw for two touchdowns before limping off with an ankle injury and Duke Johnson scored a TD in his eighth consecutive game, helping No. 15 Miami roll past the Bulls 49-21 on Saturday. ''Like I...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

South Florida Bulls vs. Miami Hurricanes – This Should Be Interesting

“The U” comes into Raymond James Stadium Saturday afternoon to face the South Florida Bulls in a matchup in which most Bulls fans hope just doesn’t get too ugly. The Bulls are off to their first 0-3 start in program history while the Canes are 3-0, coming off of wins against a top-25 University of Florida team, a 77-7 romp against Savannah State and a 34-6 win against Florida...
Via The Farm Club
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

USF eyes opportunity to surprise No. 15 Miami

Miami is off to its best start in nine years, and South Florida coach Willie Taggart believes the 15th-ranked Hurricanes are on the verge of reclaiming a spot among the nation's elite. Taggart grew up in nearby Bradenton, rooting for Florida State during a time when Miami (3-0) was one of college football's most dominant programs. The `Canes are looking to begin a season...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes all business for trip to South Florida

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden stepped to the podium Tuesday afternoon and uttered words no coach likes to admit: "We're entering a game not knowing who's going to be the quarterback." Relax 'Canes fans. Golden was not referring to his team. Miami quarterback Stephen Morris, injured early during Saturday night's 77-7 trouncing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse QB transfer mentioned among difference-makers

Former Penn State quarterback Steven Bench left the Nittany Lions in search of a better opportunity to compete for a starting job. With Bill O'Brien suggesting to the Class of 2012 recruit out of Georgia he was going to focus on JUCO transfer Tyler Ferguson and incoming freshman Christian Hackenberg, Bench made the decision to look elsewhere for his opportunity. Bench transferred...
Via Nittany Lions Den
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

6 QB transfers who could make a difference

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The transfer quarterback market was vibrant this offseason. Looking for the next Russell Wilson, several teams brought in quarterbacks eligible to play right away because they had either graduated or were coming from a school that had been sanctioned by the NCAA. Here are six quarterbacks changing locales this...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Ten Media Day Notebook: Bill O'Brien comments on Penn State QB competition

Bill O'Brien addressed the media at Big Ten media day in Chicago, with the QB competition among the main talking points. In 2010 Rob Bolden was named the first true freshman to start at Penn State in a season opener in Joe Paterno's career. Now, three years and four quarterback transfers later it is possible Penn State could be on the cusp of starting another...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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