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Bucs’ Winston, USF players react to Taggart’s departure

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston takes in the USF spring game in April. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU The USF football program and fan base is still trying to sort out the situation this afternoon with news of former head coach Willie Taggart leaving to take the same job at Oregon. Since […]

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Taggart leaving USF for Oregon coaching job

Former USF hed coach Willie Taggart will be taking the same position at Oregon after winning 17 of his last 21 games with the Bulls. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACOB HOAG In just a few hours this morning, USF went from preparing for a bowl game to prepping for a head coaching […]

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Bulls’ increased pressure on quarterbacks paying off

Junior linebacker Auggie Sanchez (left) had a career-high three sacks in USF’s 15-point win over UConn last Saturday. ORACLE PHOTO/JACOB HOAG Shooting the gap and blowing past the running back assigned to protect UConn quarterback Bryant Shirreffs, junior linebacker Auggie Sanchez grabbed the quarterback by the torso, spun him around […]

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Bulls’ hot start worthy of more support

USF set a program low in attendance for a homecoming game Saturday when 16,585 people showed out to support the Bulls.ORACLE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ Sprinkled in throughout the sea of red seats at Raymond James Stadium for USF’s homecoming game against East Carolina on Saturday was a fan base reminiscent of […]

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Bulls trample Huskies in offensive onslaught

USF quarterback Quinton Flowers passes for 350 yards and four touchdowns in Bulls' second-best offensive showing in school history. ORACLE PHOTO/JACOB HOAG If the USF football team raised any questions with its play in a 56-20 win against Towson in Week 1, they were answered emphatically Saturday night in the […]

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USF Athletics: A look back at ‘15-16

USF Football, led by coach Willie Taggart (right), is one of the teams trending up in USF Athletics following its first bowl game appearance since the 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl.  ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU When USF’s Matthew O’Neal finished third in the triple jump event at the NCAA Outdoor […]

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Four things to watch during spring practices

After turning USF around in his third season as head coach, Willie Taggart looks to keep up the pace to top last year’s performance.  ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU With a clear sky hanging over the Frank Morsani Football complex, the Bulls — amped up by a miraculous 2015  turnaround— took […]

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USF totals 18 signees on National Signing Day

ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU USF coach Willie Taggart and his staff can finally breathe a sigh of relief; the grueling recruiting process has come to an end and USF came out strong. On Wednesday’s National Signing Day the Bulls inked 15 players who joined three early enrollees, filling voids and adding […]

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USF’s loaded recruiting class sheds light on 2016

USF coach Willie Taggart smiles to the crowd at his post-Signing Day press conference Wednesday. Taggart’s class ranked second in the AAC. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU The days of second-guessing an upper-tier USF recruiting class are over. For the first time in nearly six years, USF football means business and has […]

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National Signing Day 2016 coverage

ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU   1:05 p.m. — USF adds 6-foot-1, 245-pound inside linebacker Micario Stanley out of Cape Coral High School. He is the last on the list as far as commits, but there may be a few names still out there that the USF is working on. 12:30 […]