USF can compare to the best teams USF has had

by Gary Shelton on November 27, 2015 · 0 comments

in College Sports in Florida, general, South Florida

Taggart and the Bulls celebrate after defeating UCF 44-3./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Taggart and the Bulls celebrate after defeating UCF 44-3./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Friday, 6 a.m.

He moved across the field slowly, as if to linger, as if to savor the last moments of a season that ended so sweet.

The stadium lights, and the ones from the scoreboard, bounced off of Willie Taggart as he milled around the field. Once again, his Bulls had been a dominant team. Once again, they had put a claim in on the future. His kids, his magnificent kids, had come so far, and so fast.

Once, another coach moved across the same field, blood trickling down his forehead. Jim Leavitt, the fiery one, invented this program, and for a long time, he fueled it with his own stubbornness.

By nature, Taggart is more composed. But there are similarities between the two of them. They are both from the area. They both believe and dare you to believe with them. They both had a vision long before any of us could see anything.

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