Tag: Willie Taggart


Weist named interim coach as USF begins search for replacement

USF Athletic Director Mark Harlan said co-offensive coordinator T.J. Weist will be the Bulls interim coach for the remainder of 2016. ORACLE FILE PHOTO With former USF football coach Willie Taggart on his way to Oregon of the Pac-12 after being hired as the Ducks head coach Wednesday morning, USF […]


For USF football, losing Willie Taggart ​hits hard

Former USF coach Willie Taggart took the Bulls from some of their darkest days to the best record in program history in four short years. ORACLE FILE PHOTO It was going to happen one day. This much we knew. That green and gold bus that Willie Taggart drove in as […]


Quinton Flowers wins AAC Offensive Player of the Year

USF quarterback Quinton Flowers broke several school records in 2016 on his way to winning the AAC Offensive Player of the Year Award. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ Quinton Flowers continues to make history as a Bull.  The junior quarterback became the first player in USF history to win a conference […]


Know the foe: SMU

USF at SMU • CBS Sports Network • 7 p.m.   Boasting one of the most opportunistic defenses in the country, Southern Methodist is coming off a week in which it forced five turnovers en route to a 55-31 win at East Carolina. Tied for third in the nation with […]


Bulls avoid late-game collapse behind potent rushing attack

Junior running back Marlon Mack tied BJ Daniels' program record with his 25th career rushing touchdown in Saturday's win against ECU. ORACLE PHOTO/JACOB HOAG Despite holding a 24-6 lead over East Carolina midway through the third quarter, USF found itself facing a game-tying two-point conversion attempt by ECU late in […]


Mack makes history in win over Bearcats

Marlon Mack scored on touchdown runs of four yards and 49 yards in USF’s 45-20 win over Cincinnati on Saturday. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACOB HOAG Ever since Marlon Mack’s electric 275-yard, four-touchdown debut for USF against Western Carolina in 2014, it has been apparent coach Willie Taggart has a unique athlete […]


USF football deserves students’ support

Students and fans fill the stands of Raymond James Stadium during the 2007 season, in which the Bulls finished with a 9-4 record. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS.COM For the last several years, USF has had a flourishing student body and an empty student section at most football games. Many students […]


Brothers reunited

Senior Rodney Adams (87) returns as USF's leading receiver from 2015, bringing with him an old friend and high school teammate in Marquez Valdes-Scantling.  It was a scorching hot August afternoon at the Frank Morsani Football Practice Complex and Rodney Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling were working on running routes, trying […]


Big things to come from USF’s tight end duo

Sophomore Elkanah "Kano" Dillion broke out during last year's season opener against Florida A&M with four catches and 126 yards, but failed to live up to the hype as the season progressed. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU Much was made of tight end Elkanah Dillon’s breakout performance in USF’s opening game […]


Ten moments that defined USF athletics in 2015

Coach Willie Taggart orchestrated one of the most memorable mid-season turnarounds in recent history with USF football. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU As the curtains begin to fall on 2015, the Oracle sports staff has selected the most impactful moments that defined the year in USF athletics.  From the football team’s incredible […]