South Florida returns only eight starters, has new offensive and defensive coordinators and faces a formidable schedule. Willie Taggart is 6-18 in two seasons as coach and this could be a make-or-break year for him.
South Florida stumbled from the start in Willie Taggart's first season as coach, finishing with a 2-10 record. Taggart, by most accounts, has been recruiting well, and that means plenty of young talent. But it's young and the Bulls will get knocked around this season and maybe next. Patience can wear thin among fans and Taggart will have to start rolling up victories before long or the rebuilding plan will be handed to someone new.
The last installment of season ticket videos. Teams represented: South Florida, Virginia Tech, Humboldt State, Michigan State, Illinois, San Diego State, Colorado State, Florida, Ball State, Purdue and Texas El Paso
A promotional flier for a "Naughty or Nice" Christmas party at a Fort Myers bar/restaurant has caught the attention of NCAA investigators after four current college players were listed as hosts of the Dec. 23 event.
Brothers Sammy Watkins (Clemson) and Jaylen Watkins (Florida), Brodrick Jenkins (West Virginia) and Spencer Boyd (South Florida) had their names on the flier, which was posted Monday on the Twitter account of Marcus Price, a former Fort Myers High basketball player who is known as DJ LowKey. Price, who will perform at the event, said the flier was being reworked to remove the names of the players.
"We don't want them to get in any trouble," he said.