Tag: Charlie Strong

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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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USF to ‘showcase’ its new team in Saturday’s spring game

USF's new football coaching staff will be on display in Saturday's spring game at Corbett Stadium. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB Spring practice is winding down for USF. That can only mean one thing — the spring game is here. After an offseason filled with changes — from departed players to new […]

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USF secondary takes shape during spring practice

With a new defensive back coach and a new safeties coaches, the USF secondary is set to look drastically different in 2019. For a defense that ranked 104th in FBS in total defense in 2018, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But it’s not about past failures for new defensive […]

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Valdes-Scantling criticizes Strong’s post-game comments

Former USF wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling responded to coach Charlie Strong’s post-game press conference following USF’s 38-10 loss to UCF. ORACLE FILE PHOTO There were several fans who voiced their disdain for the USF coaching decisions in the Bulls’ 38-10 loss to No. 9 UCF on Friday. Coach Charlie Strong’s post-game […]

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Freshmen taking reins for the Bulls

Redshirt freshman Nick Roberts had USF’s second-most tackles (10) and a 61-yard interception against UConn. He’s second on the team in total tackles with 46. ORACLE PHOTO/SAM NEWLON In college football, it’s widely known that freshmen players have to prove themselves to see the field on gameday. Because older players are […]

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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, […]

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Bulls stay undefeated in comeback win against Illinois

CHICAGO — It didn’t come easy for the USF football team on Saturday, but the Bulls were able to knock off another Power-Five team, defeating the Illinois Fighting Illini 25-19 at Soldier Field in Chicago. USF (3-0) didn’t lead in the game until Blake Barnett found Darnell Salomon for a […]

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Illinois a “trap game” for Bulls after Georgia Tech win

Coach Charlie Strong and the Bulls beat Illinois last season 47-23, but view this weekend's game as a potential challenge. ORACLE PHOTO/SAM NEWLON After knocking off ACC-opponent Georgia Tech last Saturday, USF football will face another Power-Five team when it travels to Chicago’s Soldier Field to face the Big Ten’s Illinois […]

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COLUMN: Bulls show resiliency against Georgia Tech

Blake Barnett (11) warms up before the USF's 49-38 win over Georgia Tech. Barnett amassed 293 total yards and four total touchdowns in the comeback victory.  ORACLE PHOTO/SAM NEWLON Well, that was fun. USF beat another big, bad Power Five team Saturday, defeating Georgia Tech 49-38 at Raymond James Stadium. […]