USF’s Big Comebacks Could Turn Program

by Gary Shelton on November 10, 2014 · 0 comments

in College Sports in Florida, University of South Florida

USF Bulls_with bull horn UFirst things first. Tulsa is terrible.

SMU is worse.

Before you get all fuzzy about the way USF stormed back from a 20-point deficit against the first and a 13-point deficit against the second, you have to admit that. Beating Tulsa is like drag-racing a parked car. Beating SMU is like beating one going in reverse.

Coming from behind was possible in part because both Tulsa and SMU seemed so determined to come from ahead. Both times, Coach Willie Taggart should have begun his postgame press conference this way: "Gee, thanks.''

That said, both games were keeper wins for the Bulls.

Yes, they were. When a team has sunk as low as USF has, it doesn't throw any win back for being too small.

Yes, the competition was awful. On the other hand, USF has spent much of this season being awful, too. And in the second half, the Bulls stopped. That, at least, is something. Sometimes, a team progresses when it stops regressing.

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