7:57 PM EST, Mon January 23, 2017

Scott Spurrier joining USF football staff

The youngest of Steve Spurrier's four kids is joining Charlie Strong's inaugural USF staff.Scott Spurrier, a walk-on receiver for his dad at South Carolina and later a Gamecocks quality-control coach, will serve as an offensive quality-control assistant for the Bulls. Josh Whittle of 247Sports was first to report the news Monday …

Bulls alumni defend former strength coach

Since reports surfaced Tuesday about three Oregon football players being hospitalized following a strength-and-conditioning workout, opinions have flown like cyberspace projectiles.Some are blunt and benign, others pointed and …

Road to 300: Jose Fernandez's 5 biggest USF wins

He was only 29 when fate fed him the opportunity of a lifetime -- a Division I head coaching gig.Jose Fernandez, then a first-year Bulls assistant, was given a two-year contract and the reins to USF's foundering program in the wake of predecessor Jerry Ann Winters' scandalous resignation in October 2000. USF finished 4-24 that …

USF women bounce back, roll past ECU

If Saturday's proceedings at the Sun Dome were any sign, USF is allowing the sting of the worst loss in program history to fizzle instead of fester.Four nights after a nationally televised, 65-point humiliation at top-ranked Connecticut, the 20th-ranked Bulls responded with a 79-48 rout of East Carolina before an announced crowd of …

Strong, staff embark on final recruiting stretch

A month into his new gig, Bulls coach Charlie Strong's heralded recruiting chops are being put to a stern test.At a point when in-state recruiting never has been more fierce, Strong is trying to retain some of the recruiting momentum built by predecessor Willie Taggart. Retaining some of Taggart's most prominent verbal commitments …

Quinton Flowers wins national honor

In the wake of a record-shattering regular season, Bulls QB Quinton Flowers has picked up his second significant award.Flowers has been named the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Year. The honor comes almost six weeks to the day after Flowers was named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player …

Bulls getting major love in way-too-early '17 rankings

A few slivers of the celebratory Clemson confetti still was floating in the dark Tampa sky when some college pundits began releasing their preseason rankings for 2017.College football appetites remain insatiable year-round, so we get it. And face it, most of it's fun reading.And even more fun if you're a Bulls fan, who …

USF makes hiring of OL coach Matt Mattox official

The official Bulls football coaching staff announcements continue at a modestly accelerated pace, with offensive line coach Matt Mattox being the fifth assistant formally named to Charlie Strong's staff.A Kansas native who played for Art Briles at Houston, Mattox has worked with new Bulls offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert the …

USF 19th in final AP poll, among 4 state schools ranked

Bulls fans awoke Tuesday morning to a milestone: For the first time ever, USF has finished a college football season ranked in the Associated Press poll.The Bulls (11-2) were 19th in the final rankings released in …

So much for rebuilding: Bulls surge into UConn showdown

This wasn't how logic drew it up. Based on the scoring punch and sturdy rebounding that departed from USF's roster last spring, the Bulls were projected to rebuild, reassess and, dare we say, regress.Yet through 14 games, what they've done mostly is refute."Tradition doesn't rebuild," Coach Jose Fernandez said.

Flowers enters '17 on brink of Bulls immortality

With each bowl appearance, each bubble screen, each breathtaking scramble, Quinton Flowers seems to propel himself a bit closer to rarefied status in USF lore.Few will argue Flowers already has secured a spot on the program's version of Mount Rushmore, but what about

Report: USF's David Reaves headed to Oregon

USF reportedly has lost its second assistant coach to Oregon in as many days.Tight ends coach David Reaves, one of three coaches to serve on the Bulls staff for the entire Willie Taggart era, is joining his old boss in Eugene, FootballScoop.com reported. Running backs coach Donte Pimpleton also is believed to be joining Taggart at …

Five-star Texas prospect has USF in final 5

To the delight of Bulls fans everywhere, Charlie Strong appeared to significantly flex his recruiting muscle for the first time Tuesday.Marvin Wilson, a five-star defensive tackle from Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal, announced Tuesday evening via Twitter that USF is among the final five schools he's considering. Ohio State, Oklahoma, …

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