5:05 PM EST, Thu December 08, 2016

Getting to know T.J. Weist

For the second time in four seasons, veteran college assistant T.J. Weist has been granted a spontaneous audition for a collegiate head coaching gig.Which is to say, he's taking over a program on an interim basis. Weist, the Bulls' first-year co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach, was tabbed by athletic director Mark Harlan …

How will Taggart's exit affect USF's '17 recruiting class?

When news broke early Wednesday morning of USF coach Willie Taggart's depature for Oregon, the Bulls had 17 non-binding verbal commitments from the Class of 2017.Just how much that number fluctuates in coming days -- or weeks -- is anyone's guess.

Report: Taggart to be named coach at Oregon

USF coach Willie Taggart will be named coach at Oregon, ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported earlier this morning.Bulls athletic director Mark Harlan didn't immediately respond to a text message. Widely deemed a can't-miss prospect for a Power Five coaching job the last two seasons, Taggart, a 40-year-old married father of three, has won …

Taggart update: Eery silence around USF camp

As speculation connecting Willie Taggart to Oregon intensified Tuesday, things remained silent around USF's program.Eerily silent, in fact.Evidently, Taggart, the Bulls' fourth-year coach who reportedly interviewed with Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens last week, has conveyed nothing to staff or recruits about the …

What they're saying about the Birmingham Bowl

Nationally, USF's date with South Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl isn't generating much anticipation, though it's clear the No. 25 Bulls (10-2) will enter the Dec. 29 contest as a favorite.Check out this site, where the initial betting odds appear in the Bulls' favor. Additionally, …

Have Ducks cooled off on Taggart?

Because plenty of dominoes still could fall in this dizzying period of upheaval on the coaching landscape, Bulls fans have reason to remain anxious about Willie Taggart's future at USF.But it's appearing less likely that Oregon will represent his next rung on the coaching ladder.Published reports indicate Ducks athletic …

Bulls women 22nd in latest AP poll

The USF women's basketball team, winner of its first six games, has cracked the Associated Press' top 25 for the first time this season.The Bulls, who have emerged as one of the nation's hottest 3-point-shooting teams, are No. 22 in the latest poll released Monday after …

Flowers named Bulls' MVP

For the second consecutive year, QB Quinton Flowers has been named the Bulls' overall MVP.Flowers was presented the honor, formally called the John & Cynthia Ruzic MVP award, at the team banquet Sunday evening. Other top honors: RB Marlon Mack was named offensive MVP, DT Deadrin Senat was defensive MVP and RB/PR D'Ernest Johnson …

USF expected to receive Birmingham Bowl bid

USF, on the heels of a 10-2 regular season, is expected to formally be invited to the Birmingham Bowl later today.School officials hadn't been notified of their postseason fate as noon approached, but all signs pointed at Birmingham as the Bulls' bowl destination. They will play an SEC foe -- likely 6-6 South Carolina -- in a …

Report: Taggart met with Oregon AD

In recent days, Twitter has been rife with photos of USF prospects posing with Bulls coaches during in-home visits. Shaun King, T.J. Weist, Alonzo Hampton and David Reaves all have popped up in these smile-centric snapshots.

Is Willie Taggart a 'strong' Oregon candidate?

As you read this, Willie Taggart's name continues to ricochet off each coast -- Pacific and Atlantic -- of cyberspace.Speculation about the fourth-year Bulls coach's future intensified Wednesday evening when Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman tweeted that Taggart has emerged as a "strong" candidate to replace Mark Helfrich at Oregon.

Could Temple keep Bulls out of Birmingham?

At most, only five days of bowl limbo remain, and Bulls fans are understandably agog over the possibilities.Especially the ones that have the Bulls landing at Legion Field. The hopes of the 24th-ranked Bulls (10-2) facing an SEC foe in the Birmingham Bowl were further stoked Tuesday when

USF women narrowly miss top 25

Despite victories against name brands North Carolina and Georgia in a three-day span last week in the Bahamas, the undefeated USF women barely failed to crack the top 25 in the latest Associated Press poll released Monday.The Bulls (4-0), who already have defeated …

For first time, Bulls can finish with more wins than "Big 3"

At least one more unprecedented height remains to be scaled in this landmark season for USF football.For the first time in the program's 20-year history, the Bulls (10-2) have a chance to finish a season with more victories than Florida (8-3), FSU (9-3) and Miami (8-4). USF, winner of 10 games for the first time ever, still has one …

Bulls earn first AP ranking in 5 years

Shortly after his team staged its latest four-quarter campaign for a national ranking against UCF, Bulls coach Willie Taggart did some extra lobbying."What, we're 10-2 and we're still not ranked?'" Taggart said following USF's 48-31 triumph against the Knights. "I think (WR) Marquez Valdes-Scantling said it best to all the writers …

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