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Ask Gary: Could Taggart find his way back to USF?

December 1, 2018 College football

Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports. Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, […]

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Looking back on the weekend in college football

November 29, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. They weren’t Chip Kelly bad. They weren’t Chad Morris bad. But you could certainly list FSU as among the nation’s most disappointing teams. Why? From 2014-2017, the Seminoles were 4th, 3rd, 3rd and sixth in the nation in recruiting. That ought to translate into something, shouldn’t it? 2. I […]

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State roundup: Gators finish FSU’s lousy season

November 25, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 4 a.m. It was bad enough that FSU was beaten. It was worse that they were clubbed with history books. — It had been five years since the Seminoles lost to Florida. — It had had bee 10 years since FSU gave up at least 40 points to Florida. — It had been 36 […]

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UCF doesn’t need Milton to clobber USF

November 24, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 2 a.m. Rolling the tape. A little more. A little more. There. That’s it. That’s the moment where USF should have called off its season. It was Oct. 20, an eternity ago in the life of a backpeddling football team. At the time, USF had held on for a 38-30 win over UConn. The […]

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The world is full of things that make us thankful

November 22, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. I am thankful I live in warm weather. You don’t have to shovel grass. I am thankful for bacon. I intend on giving its discoverer a high-five in the afterlife. I am thankful for a nice mist of rain on a hot day. I am thankful for Bruce Springsteen, especially when he […]

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Looking back on the weekend of college football

November 21, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. I think UCF scores, and scores again, and scores some more. They will score so many points their extra point kicker will beg for mercy. 2. Aren’t perceptions amazing? A year ago, FSU lost six games and Florida lost seven, but for some reason, the expectations of FSU were […]

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Random thoughts: Bucs face Giants’ broken line?

November 18, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 4 a.m. Peyton Manning says that a lot of little brother Eli’s problems are because of the constant flux of the Giants’ offensive line. Well, won’t Eli be happy about facing the Bucs’ pass rush today. From a distance. –The Ohio State Buckeyes certainly looked like an NFL team Saturday. Sadly, it was the […]

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USF’s collapse includes blowing a lead against Temple

November 18, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 2 a.m. Did you believe in the good start? Did you believe in the early lead? Did you believe in the defense playing well If you have been watching the USF Bulls play lately, you probably didn’t believe in any of it. Lately, the Bulls have been walking on thin limbs with heavy loads, […]

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Looking back at college football’s weekend

November 15, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Charlie Strong says that USF, a program in reverse, isn’t big enough nor deep enough. So now Willie Taggert has to feel bad about that, too? He’s in control of two slumping teams. 2. Most of the impact made by the Florida schools in their heyday was because of […]

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Random thoughts: Bad day for Florida teams

October 28, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 4 a.m. Yeah, it’s a state for great defense, all right. FSU, USF and Florida gave up a combined 152 points on Saturday. Miami and FAU lost on Friday. Does anyone around here not chase receivers across goal lines? — John Tortorella, old Captain Torture, says he misses the hate that has gone from […]

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