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UC to USF might be good tradeoff for Joe Tresey
If you can't beat him, convince him to join you. That's what the University of South Florida team decided earlier this year, choosing recently fired University of Cincinnati defensive coordinator Joe Tresey to replace Wally Burnham as the Bulls' DC. The decision by he...
5 years, 5 months ago   |   UC to USF might be good tradeoff for Joe Tresey ( 1 )
Beware of the Bull in 2009
South Florida football coach Jim Leavitt said the usual nice things about offensive coordinator Greg Gregory when he fired him earlier this month, stating only that the team needed to move "in another direction." Like, forward. At some point in the 2008 season, the Bu...
5 years, 6 months ago   |   Beware of the Bull in 2009 ( 1 )
USF and UTM: This could get ugly
The University of South Florida football team got a taste of the high life last season -- as high as No. 2 in The Associated Press poll at one point. The Bulls reached that rarefied altitude after winning their first six 2007 games (including stunning victories over We...
5 years, 12 months ago   |   USF and UTM: This could get ugly ( 1 )
“Killer B’s”: Two four-star backs in South Florida’s future
South Florida's latest football commitment for 2009 is a running back named Bradley Battles. And according to his high school coach, that name is appropriate. "He gets stronger as the game goes on," coach Rob Armstrong of Mariana High School (Florida), told the St. Pet...
6 years, 2 months ago   |   “Killer B’s”: Two four-star backs in South Florida’s future ( 0 )
USF recruiters fare well in Seminole territory
Although the University of South Florida football team will be playing in-state rivals Miami and Florida over the next few years, there are no immediate plans to confront the third established Sunshine State power, Florida State. Nevertheless, USF recruiters are already...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   USF recruiters fare well in Seminole territory ( 0 )
South Florida coaches seeking “horse sense” from Colts
If you're watching the South Florida football team on television this season (and you very well might, because they play on a lot of Thursday nights) and notice a striking defensive similarity to the Indianapolis Colts, that won't be an accident. Next month, Bulls defe...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   South Florida coaches seeking “horse sense” from Colts ( 0 )
New Cowboy Jenkins finds the corners crowded
The Dallas Cowboys sneaked up on Mike Jenkins from behind -- or, more accurately, from beneath. The onetime America's Team wasn't even on Jenkins' radar screen as he sweated out the first round of the NFL draft last month, especially after Dallas had made a deal for su...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   New Cowboy Jenkins finds the corners crowded ( 0 )
Grothe’s insurance policy: Grant Gregory
The book on South Florida's 2008 football team goes something like this: The offense should be impressive again this fall, but the Bulls would be in big trouble if anything happened to Matt Grothe. Well, maybe not. The more that senior backup Grant Gregory plays, the...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Grothe’s insurance policy: Grant Gregory ( 0 )
Bulls’ spring: Fine tuning for the tube
(First in a series on Big East spring football previews.) It's safe to say that South Florida is no longer a Big East afterthought. There is, for example, the Tube Factor. One of the things that blue-chip recruits always ask coaches is: "How often are you guys on TV?...
6 years, 5 months ago   |   Bulls’ spring: Fine tuning for the tube ( 0 )
USF scheduling snafu has ripple effect
Oops. The University of South Florida was all set to play a regular-season-ending Thursday night football home game with Rutgers at Raymond James Stadium on Dec. 4, to be televised nationally on ESPN. The problem was, the Tampa Sports Authority found out it had won it...
6 years, 5 months ago   |   USF scheduling snafu has ripple effect ( 0 )
Kevin Patrick bounces back to Bulls
Now, South Florida can say it has two Big East Defensive Players of the Year in its program. Unfortunately, only one of them can still play. Kevin Patrick, newly hired as the Bulls' defensive ends coach, earned his honor in 1993, when he registered 10 sacks for the Uni...
6 years, 5 months ago   |   Kevin Patrick bounces back to Bulls ( 0 )
South Florida NFL draft preview: Ben Moffitt
Ben Moffitt had to spend a lot of his time at the NFL Scouting Combine responding to allegations by his soon-to-be ex-wife, Shauna, that she wrote all of Ben's term papers while he was a student at South Florida. "It's just an unfortunate thing between me and her," Mof...
6 years, 5 months ago   |   South Florida NFL draft preview: Ben Moffitt ( 0 )
South Florida recruits to fill holes
(Third in a series on Big East football recruiting.) The good thing about being a Florida-based football program is that you're surrounded by high school talent. The problem is, the pond is getting overfished. Year after year, University of South Florida coach Jim Lea...
6 years, 6 months ago   |   South Florida recruits to fill holes ( 0 )
South Florida NFL draft bio: Mike Jenkins
You won't catch Mike Jenkins hunched over his computer these days, seeking out mock drafts to see which NFL team might make him rich. That's because he doesn't own a computer. He does, however, own a reputation as a playmaker with both speed and strength. At 6 feet, 20...
6 years, 6 months ago   |   South Florida NFL draft bio: Mike Jenkins ( 0 )
South Florida NFL draft bio: Trae Williams
For Trae Williams, 2007 was the year of the trey. Three times during South Florida's breakout season, Williams picked off a pass and took it to the end zone. He scored on a 73-yard return against Cincinnati, went 64 yards against Syracuse and 21 yards in a victory over...
6 years, 6 months ago   |   South Florida NFL draft bio: Trae Williams ( 0 )
Up or down, the USF Bulls left their mark on 2007
Sixth in a series on Big East football teams and the 2007 season. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS. RECORD: 9-4 (4-3 Big East). HIGH POINTS: An early season upset of Auburn which, coupled with a second straight defeat of West Virginia and a 64-12 rout of Centr...
6 years, 6 months ago   |   Up or down, the USF Bulls left their mark on 2007 ( 2 )
South Florida better beware of the Huskies
The South Florida Bulls are a legitimate upper-echelon college football team right now. All one has to do to is consider their victories over the West Virginia Mountaineers and Auburn Tigers to understand that. Further, losing to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in New Jer...
6 years, 10 months ago   |   South Florida better beware of the Huskies ( 0 )
Why not South Florida?
If anyone had told you that the South Florida Bulls would defeat the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Sept. 8, before the 2007 college football season started, you might have laughed at them. Additionally, before the season started, if they had told you that tho...
6 years, 10 months ago   |   Why not South Florida? ( 0 )
   The best team in the Sunshine State? Maybe it’s South Florida
(This is the fifth in a series on Big East football teams). When the Big East was shuffled like a deck of cards a few years back -- Miami, Virginia Tech, Boston College and Temple out; Louisville, Cincinnati and South Florida in -- it was the South Florida Bulls who pr...
7 years ago   |   The best team in the Sunshine State? Maybe it’s South Florida ( 1 )
Snake and Father Ben form talented trio
By Joe Starkey; Special to ESPN.com Which feels better -- blasting a seven-point buck or belting a five-star back? "That's a tough one," says University of South Florida middle linebacker Ben Moffitt, who has experienced both. "I love the feeling of making a good goa...
8 years, 4 months ago   |   Snake and Father Ben form talented trio ( 0 )