Looking back on last weekend in college football

October 18, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 3 a.m. 5 Observations 1. When USF has the ball, I think of the possibilities. I think of the weapons. I think in a hurry, because the Bulls may soon be kicking the extra point. But when USF’s opponent has the ball, I wonder if this team can avoid losing three times this year. […]

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Bulls somehow pull out a close one against Tulsa

October 13, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 3 a.m. For their next trick, the USF Bulls will wear a straight jacket, and they’ll be blindfolded, and they ‘ll be immersed upside down into a water tank. Also, they will be behind by a couple of touchdowns. And then we will see if they can pull out another win. The escape artists […]

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The Predictions: Could the Bucs lose to a bye week?

October 6, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 3 a.m. This just in. The Bucs are a three-point underdog to “bye” this week. I’m not sure they can cover. Here’s the thing you fear about an open date. By its very description, the receivers are always open. Heck, think of this as the fifth open date that the cornerbacks have had all […]

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Looking Back at college football’s weekend

October 4, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Here’s a stunner. College football really doesn’t change from one season to the next. Take last year’s four playoff teams: Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Oklahoma. They’re all undefeated and ranked in the top seven nationally. Next year, I’ll wager that they’re all firmly in the top 10, too. And the […]

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Looking back on the college football weekend

September 27, 2018 College Sports in Florida

5 Observations 1. Bully for the Bulls, being 4-0 and all. But, frankly, it was easier to think bad of them than ever as they squeaked past East Carolina. No, ECU will not have a good year. South Florida has work to do in its week off. 2. At FSU, there is no fish that […]

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USF rallies once again to knock off Illinois

September 16, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. Before they could overcome Illinois, the USF Bulls first had to overcome themselves. Yeah, it took them most of the day to get it done. The Bulls, for the second straight week, came from a double-digit deficit to beat the Illini Saturday afternoon, hanging on for a last-second 25-19 victory. It was […]

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Looking back on the weekend’s college games

September 12, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 2 a.m. 5 Observations 1. All of USF’s problems on defense Saturday weren’t because of Georgia Tech’s offense. There were plays that made it look like USF had never seen a simple pitch before. The Bulls are fast, and they can score. But will every game go to the final reel? 2. It’s hard […]

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Bulls come from behind to top high-powered Tech

September 9, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 4 a.m. When the smoke had cleared, when someone had finally turned off the scoreboard before it exploded, when the yardage had been chewed up by the acre, there was one question to ask about USF’s latest football game. How in the world did the Bulls win this one? For so long, USF’s defenders had […]

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Predictions: Bucs lose opener to New Orleans

September 8, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 2 a.m. The odds are that Jameis Winston, watching at home, reaches for the potato chips before he reaches for the chicken wings. The odds are that Drew Brees hits his first eight passes before the Bucs force an incompletion, although that might be conservative. The odds are that Gerald McCoy records his first […]

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Barnett sizzles in first start for USF

September 2, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3:30 a.m. For so  long , he waited. For so many miles, he had wondered. For an eternity, it seemed, Blake Barnett waited for college football to come to him. Understand, then, that Barnett didn’t simply make his debut for South Florida Saturday night. Barnett kicked in the doors and shouted his arrival. Barnett, […]

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