Tag: Charlie Strong


USF won’t underestimate Elon in season opener

Coach Charlie Strong and the Bulls are only a few days away from their season opener against Elon. ORACLE FILE PHOTO USF is now just three days away from its home opener against Elon at 6 p.m. Saturday. Bulls coaches said they are ready to get back to playing football […]


Coaches and players unbothered by AP preseason rankings

Coach Charlie Strong and the Bulls aren't worried about being left off the AP top-25 preseason poll. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS There were high expectations for USF football the past two seasons. In 2016, the team finished ranked in the top-25 for the first time. Last season, coach Charlie Strong and […]


Norman stays humble, despite huge expectations

Marcus Norman was a second-team all-conference selection last year. This year, he's one of the top offensive lineman to watch. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS He would turn heads if he walked into a room. Standing tall at 6-foot-6 and weighing 305 pounds, Marcus Norman may seem larger than life — […]


Final scrimmage before gameday for USF

Blake Barnett looks for a receiver in fall camp. He’s in a three-way race to be USF’s next starting quarterback. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS This time next week coach Charlie Strong and the Bulls will be in the final stages of preparing for their season opener against Elon at Raymond […]


Bulls pull away late for win over Stony Brook

The Bulls took the lead for good on Saturday after wide receiver Tyre McCants caught a 65 yard pass from Quinton Flowers for a touchdown in the beggining of the fourth quarter THE ORACLE/ MIKI SHINE For the second Saturday in a row, USF fell behind early against an opponent […]


Bulls falter early, finish strong in season opener

Quinton Flowers rushed for 91 yards in Saturday’s win against San Jose State, the third most on the team behind running backs D’Ernest Johnson and Darius Tice. THE SPEAR/KAVIN MISTRY Things didn’t go quite as expected in Charlie Strong’s debut as head coach. Entering as a 21-point favorite and as […]


National Signing Day completes comeback for USF signee

Incoming USF freshman Bentlee Sanders said he wants to start as a true freshman and sees the Bulls going undefeated in 2017.   ORACLE PHOTO/VINNIE PORTELL Bentlee Sanders was distressed.  The defensive back from Tampa Catholic High School spent many nights alone in his room during his sophomore season, crying […]


Short time, Strong class

Despite beginning National Signing Day with 11 commits, coach Charlie Strong wrapped up his first USF recruiting class with 18 recruits. ORACLE PHOTO/JACOB HOAG As newly hired coach Charlie Strong stood at the podium for his first National Signing Day press conference at USF, he looked far from ecstatic.  Maybe […]


Strong adds collection of former assistants to ‘17 staff

USF coach Charlie Strong wasted no time hiring a new coaching staff as he brought over several fellow former Longhorns. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Following the departure of former USF coach Willie Taggart to Oregon, much of the excitement around the program has been centered around his replacement — former […]


What you missed: Mack leaves, coaching changes, Laksa scores 37

New USF coach Charlie Strong announced two additions to his 2017 staff Sunday. ORACLE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ Since students left campus for winter break, much has changed when it comes to USF Athletics. Beginning with the departure of former USF football coach Willie Taggart, USF changed coaches for its football, men’s […]