USF spends another pointless afternoon

by Gary Shelton on November 28, 2014 · 0 comments

in College Sports in Florida, University of South Florida

TAMPA

The rest of us see a desert. Willie Taggart sees a beach. Soon, the surf will be coming in.

The rest of us look at the scoreboard and see nothing. Taggart sees a change on the way.

The rest of us see a team that has lost its way, and with it, it’s significance. Taggart sees multiple championships on their way.

Man, wouldn’t you love to see through his eyes?

For the rest of us, watching Friday afternoon’s game was like flirting with being bored the death. Taggart's USF team was shut out — for the first time ever at home — in a 16-0 loss to Central Florida that showed just how far the program has fallen off the national radar. It was as hard to watch as it sounds.

It didn’t matter how close the Bulls would line up, the end zone kept repelling them as if there was a moat around it. The Bulls had first down at the Central Florida one, at the 14, at the 27 and at the 31, and every time, they managed to avoid the end zone.

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