Tag: Blake Barnett

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The persistent visionary

It might be fair to say USF’s offense wasn’t persistent enough when it had the football last season.  After all, the Bulls finished seventh in the 12-team AAC and 69th in the 130-team FBS in total offense. Fortunately, USF’s new offensive coordinator has been persistent his entire career. Meet Kerwin […]

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The family man under center

If someone were to tell a young Blake Barnett that at age 23 he’d be married, have a son and be playing college football, he’d probably tell them they were crazy. But now in his senior year at USF, he’s doing just that. About four years ago, Barnett, who was […]

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Bulls open season with ‘Powerful’ opponents

“To be the best, you have to play the best.” USF football tweeted out a graphic with those words May 24, lauding its future nonconference schedule, which includes a number of Power Five opponents, including Alabama, Florida and Miami. A few months later, at the onset of the 2019 season, […]

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OPINION: Takeaways from USF’s spring game

Senior quarterback Blake Barnett throws a pass during the USF spring game at Corbett Stadium on Saturday. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB USF football held its annual spring game at Corbett Stadium on Saturday. Divided into offense vs. defense for the second straight year, the white team (offense) defeated the green team (defense) […]

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Barnett buys into Bell’s new offense

Quarterback Blake Barnett takes snaps working with USF's new offensive scheme in spring practice. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATAB One thing that has been made clear by new offensive coordinator Kerwin Bell is that USF’s offense will be run differently next season. Returning quarterback Blake Barnett doesn’t want to dwell on the […]

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OPINION: USF vs. Cincinnati Takeaways

CINCINNATI — USF football fell 35-23 to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. After back-to-back losses to Houston and Tulane, with the Tulane game not even being close, a third-straight loss was expected. Yet, somehow, this result still stung. Perhaps it was USF taking a lead into […]

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OPINION: USF vs. Tulane halftime takeaways

Blake Barnett and the Bulls are trailing to Tulane 27-3 at halftime. USF's offense simply hasn't been producing yards or points. ORACLE PHOTO/SAM NEWLON USF went to its locker room at halftime trailing 27-3 to AAC opponent Tulane. As of now, the system that records statistics for both teams is unavailable, […]

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OPINION: Bulls must start playing complete games going forward

USF has yet to play to its full potential in any of the first three games this season. Players and coaches didn't seem satisfied after the Bulls' last two wins over Georgia Tech and Illinois. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS Football is an incredibly cruel sport. Not because it’s violent — although, […]