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Coming off an embarrassing 46-30 loss at Temple on Friday, head coach Willie Taggart and players spoke with the media about that game and this week’s game vs Navy.

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After getting manhandled on national television last Friday night, the USF Bulls have another shot to make a good impression on the national stage this Friday vs Navy, but it won’t be easy.

The Midshipmen come into this game averaging 293.2 yards a game on the ground, good for fourth in the nation. The Bulls are 100th in the nation against the run, giving up 206.3 yards a game, including a career-best 210 yards to Temple RB Ryquell Armstead.

Linebacker Auggie Sanchez put this game on him because he didn’t get his teammates lined up in the correct spots. The Bulls didn’t have a day off between the UConn game and the Temple game which could’ve been a contributing factor, Sanchez said that was an excuse and not how they felt.

Defensive Coordinator Raymond Woodie has come under fire this year because of how poorly the defense has played but Taggart is sticking with him. Taggart also said Safeties coach John Jancek isn’t an option because he ran a completely different system.

Sanchez said being gap-sound and sticking to the plan and not trying to do “your own thing” will help the defense vs the triple option.

Those poor scout team defensive linemen.

Wilcox got the start Friday and will continue to do so even with Dillon back.

It wasn’t the best game for Kean as he threw an interception on his first pass and then got sacked for a safety on the next possession but that was an unwinnable situation for him.

Injury Update:

We know the drill by now, take every one with a grain of salt. I’d bet on Flowers and Hoggins suiting up, but completely unsure about Bronson.