Welcome to the next installment of offseason look ins. This edition we focus on our first Big East opponent, the South Florida Bulls.
What We Know
Last season, the Bulls finished with an 8-5 record. Sadly for them, all 5 of those losses came in Big East conference play. For the record, the wins were to Tennessee Martin, Central Florida, Kansas, Florida International, NC St, Cuse, Connecticut and Memphis in the St Petersburg Bowl, basically the equivalent of us winning the mythical Carrier Bowl or Saltine Warrior Bowl.
Losses were to Pitt, Louisville, Cincinnati, Rutgers and West Virginia.
Last year’s game against the Orange was one of those perfect games that epitomized the Greg Robinson Era. The 45-13 beat down had it’s positive moments, like Boonah rushing for over 100 yards in the first half. But mostly it was what you expected from the GRE, poor defense – anyone remember that no coverage TD in the second half – horrible OL play, the 3rd quarter was basically 6 plays for minus 13 yards and an out of touch with reality coach – refresh yourself here.
When one thinks about the USF Bulls two players come to mind, QB Matt Grothe and DE George Selvie, the alpha and omega. Grothe, finally a senior, leads the team in rushing and passing. You know the offense is going through him. Selvie is the two time All America sack machine who needs just 14 to match the all time NCAA record for tackles for loss.