It’s been an interesting week to say the least. The South Florida Bulls are coming off yet another beat down this year, a starter was dismissed, and the QB carousel spins again. Let’s answer some burning questions from the USF faithful.
If EA 2020 existed; who would you run out as your starting QB in dynasty mode?— StateOfTheUSF (@StateoftheUSF) October 26, 2020
From the five QBs on the roster right now? I’d wager none are rated over a 76 overall, so at that point you go with the most mobile guy. Noah Johnson come on down. The way I play NCAA Football “21” requires a mobile QB (or QBs). A lot of read option, some flexbone, and screens. If in this updated world transfers are more and more prevalent (true to life), then I’d trot out Jordan Smith and Katravis Marsh and thank the rest for their service.
Are y’all going to have a team for Alumni Association’s Harry Potter trivia?— Andy (@andytaylor6) October 26, 2020
We have the makings of a Harry Potter trivia team. It may not run the table like our USF Homecoming team did, but should put up a good fight.
2 wins this year or it that aiming high?— Adam McKay (@mckayboss) October 26, 2020
To quote a long gone columnist: Where’s the win?
Is USF beating Memphis, Houston or Central Florida? Lol, no. Navy is the possibility, and that’s closer to “lol, no” than “yeah, we can win.”
Do you trust this defense to stop the triple option attack of a FBS team? Lol, no.
I really want to ask a more poignant question, but literally every time I think of USF I just get sad.— Alex Rigsby (@AlexRigsTheGame) October 26, 2020
I guess my question is: Is it even worth it to be a USF fan at this point when literally their only two modes are "Wow, decent season, maybe next year" and "Yikes, nope"?
Things could always be worse. USF has never lost every single game they’ve played in a season. They’ve had some electric offenses, and produced plenty of NFL talent over the years. Is it tough right now? Yes. But, think about the feeling you had after the Temple game in 2015. Or nearly every moment of the 2016 season. Those are the moments you live for. Some teams have never had that moment before, and could only hope to have the success the Bulls have had. It will get better. Patience is key.
Regardless of final win/loss record, Is this the worst USF team we’ve seen? Do any of the Taggart/Skip teams rival this one?— Alec Monies (@amonies) October 27, 2020
By far. 2012, 2013, and 2014 are in competition. But, dear lord, this year’s team is a dumpster fire. But, we knew this was going to happen.
Worst teams, ranked:
Nathan: Do you feel like any good transfers would select USF next season based on the coaching staff names? Or do you feel they think the staff needs to prove themselves more since USF is not doing well under them?— Joshhhhhh (@cervezagod) October 26, 2020
The one thing going for this current staff is that they can turn on the tape and show every transfer and recruit: Hey, look, we’re bad now, but you can play RIGHT NOW. A lot of transfers just want to play. Are we gonna get the Justin Fields, or D’Eriq Kings of the world? No, but they can get some good quality transfers who can make an impact right away.
How excited should we be for basketball season?— Çãm Wëëd (@cam_weed) October 26, 2020
With a healthy Alexis Yetna? Very excited. By all accounts, he’s going to be ready for opening night, whenever that might be. I do worry about the point guard position. For all the grief I gave LaQuincy Rideau over the years, he was a solid point guard for this team. Xavier Castaneda is slated to take Q’s spot in the lineup. It’s a drop from Q to Castaneda on nearly every aspect. Xavier was at times hesitant to shoot the ball over the last few years, and has struggled with turnovers against full court press. He will need to find his confidence shooting from three to open up the floor more for David Collins, Yetna, and Michael Durr to do what they do best from 15 feet and in. True freshman Caleb Murphy will probably come off the bench early on and get some PG reps too.
They’re projected to finish fifth in the AAC this year, and that’s a good starting point. I think Brian Gregory and his squad are thinking NCAA Tournament or bust this season.