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Willie Taggart, Rodney Adams and Deatrick Nichols addressed the media today in USF’s weekly press conference.

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Coming off a massive offensive output in Saturday’s 48-17 rout of Northern Illinois, head coach Willie Taggart, wide receiver Rodney Adams and cornerback Deatrick Nichols spoke with the media to review the big win and look ahead to this Saturday’s matchup against Syracuse.

Playing in the Florida heat all summer should help the Bulls inside the stuffy, un-air-conditioned Carrier Dome.

The defense looked sharp on Saturday and kept NIU’s star receiver Kenny Golladay in check all game. Nichols said that the defense stayed within their game plan and didn’t try to do too much.

17-38 Trap Queen Game

Nichols on trap game potential:

Adams on trap game potential:

Taggart on trap game potential:

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Injury Update:

DT Bruce Hector was hurt on the first play of the game. He stayed in for three more plays, then left for good.

DE Mike Love was hurt with about four minutes left in the second quarter by what looked like friendly fire, literally right after the announcers spoke about him.

Striker Khalid McGee was also hurt in the first half.

Bethel is still out due to eligibility issues.

The Syracuse wide receiver is a graduate transfer from Maryland. He leads the FBS in catches (20) and is second in yards (313). He caught one pass for nine yards last year against the Bulls while still with the Terps.

Salomon was slowed by a hamstring injury in camp, so he is a little behind according to Taggart. But it really looks like he will be a part of the offense moving forward.

After coming in to relieve then-first team RT Marcus Norman during the Towson game, Atterbury started the game with the first team and didn’t come out until the backups took over late in the game.

Quote of the Day:

Adams is always good for a great sound bite, and he didn’t let us down.