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A Note About Stampeding Through The Roster

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We’re changing our roster countdown into something more useful and less of a pain in our collective ass.

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I know you all enjoy it, but I really hate doing the Stampeding Through The Roster series. It’s a ton of work every year, for not a lot of reward. Collin suggested we cancel it when I started grousing about it in Slack, but I wasn’t ready to go that far. Still, this year I’m changing it up.

We’ll still count down from 99 to 1 as we approach August 26, the date of USF’s first game of the season against San Jose State. But these are going to become permanent pages that will cover the player’s entire USF career, with everything they’ve done up to now and everything they will do in the future.

No more positions on the depth chart. No more trying to come up with a new way of telling you how he got here out of high school. No more guessing what they’ll do in the coming season. No more filling in numbers no one currently wears. No more Stampede Extras, because we were about out of those stories anyway. These pages will be a resource, not a preview. Besides, with an entirely new coaching staff, any predictions we make now about individual players for 2017 are liable to be hilariously wrong.

So for what should be the last time, let’s countdown.