Archive for October, 2014

The quarterback position is open once again.

The USF offense was dreadful against Cincinnati last week. Mike White had issues handling the snap and threw 2 interceptions in the game. Steven Bench came in late and threw two touchdowns, helping the Bulls put some points on the board. Entering the week Coach Taggart said the quarterback position was open. He was looking for someone who could get the job done. But the question still remains, who will it be? (more…)


5 keys for USF vs. Houston

Posted: October 31, 2014 in Football

The Bulls have a lot of question marks as they enter this game. Who is the starting QB? Can the defense figure out how to stop a spread offense for once? Can Coach Taggart and his staff help his young team take the next step forward? Which team will show up in this game? Here are my 5 keys for this game with so many questions swirling around the team.

The Houston offense has a new man at quarterback. Sophomore wide receiver Greg Ward Jr. took over for the struggling John O’Korn and he brings a new balance to the offense. He can run well, so expect the zone-read and designed runs to help him move out of the pocket and create issues for the USF defense. Here is how the rest of the Houston offense looks against the USF defense as the Cougars come to Tampa. (more…)

The Houston defense runs a standard 4-3 scheme. They have a very fast and athletic secondary that swarms to the ball, taking away extra yardage after the catch. They have 14 interceptions as a unit and regularly frustrate opposing quarterbacks. For the Bulls and a question marks still at quarterback, they could be facing a tough task in this game. Let’s see who they are facing in this game.  (more…)

The Bulls fell in 5 sets on the road to UCF, dropping their overall record to 9-14 (3-8) on the season. USF rallied back from down 2 sets to start the match, but were not able to come up late in the final set for the victory.

Erin Fairs had a monster game with 27 kills and 11 digs. Dakota Hampton added 10 kills and 10 digs as well (Joli Holland added 7 kills). Amy Van Sant had 8 digs and 4 assists. Natalia Soares had 22 kills and 8 digs during the match. Freshman Alex Mendoza added 26 assists and 6 digs in the losing effort as well. As a team, USF hit .170 for the entire match, but UCF hit for .274 behind a 22 kill effort of Jale Hervey.

USF will return home to take on ECU on Sunday at noon. There are only 9 regular season games left. If USF wants to get over .500, they will have to put together a huge late season run at this stage.

The Bulls, 9-13 (3-7), are on the road as they take on UCF (game begins at 7 PM). UCF is 17-5 (10-0) on the season. They beat USF in 4 sets in the first meeting in Tampa. USF will try to return the favor as they try to turn their season around. (more…)

Scouting Houston: Special teams

Posted: October 29, 2014 in Football

Special teams are always important and in what could be a very tight game, they will be even more important. The USF special teams will have to be sharp in this game and will have to get better in protection both on punts and kicks in this game. Let’s learn more about the Houston specialists that the Bulls will be facing off against. (more…)