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USF Football Tuesday Press Conference Tweetcap

After coming off a convincing 56-20 win over Towson on Saturday, head coach Willie Taggart held his weekly press conference.

USF head coach Willie Taggart at Tuesday’s press conference
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On Tuesday morning the press gathered about the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Center for head coach Willie Taggart’s weekly press conference, and there was a line waiting to get in the door...

Or it was for the Hillary Clinton rally at Campus Rec, we can’t be sure.

DB Devin Abraham represented the defense and gave his thoughts on how things went on Saturday and looked ahead to Northern Illinois.

Abraham said that he thought the defense played well on Saturday and he knows there are things that need to be cleaned up. He said that they got caught looking in the backfield when they got burned for a deep ball that didn’t go for a touchdown because Jaymon Thomas was able to make the tackle.

Thomas finished the night tied for the team lead in tackles (7) with fellow DB Tajee Fullwood and linebacker Auggie Sanchez. He also added one tackle-for-loss and recovered a fumble.

The Bulls defense is going to have to do a better job than Wyoming did bottling up Huskies star wide receiver Kenny Golladay who caught 10 passes for 144 yards and added 82 yards and a score on the ground.

Golladay is a freak athlete who is 6-4, 200 pounds and is six inches taller than Bulls cornerback Deatrick Nichols. Expect a lot of safety help on whatever side Golladay lines up on.

Taggart seemed optimistic about running back Marlon Mack returning for Saturday’s game but as Collin pointed out yesterday:

With Darius Tice and D’Ernest Johnson still around, the Bulls should be fine missing #MackAttack for a week. They will need him more week three at Syracuse and week four vs FSU.

Taggart was knocking furiously on the lectern while saying that.

I’m sure.

Today marks 20 years to the date that USF football had their inaugural game on September 6th 1997 vs Kentucky Wesleyan, an 80-3 romp at the old Sombrero.

Taggart also sold Coke’s at the stadium as a kid for his youth football team.