USF vs UCF: Is It A Rivalry ?

In this Feature, USFNation asked several players if they thought that it's a rivalry between USF and UCF? See what LB Stephen Nicholas, WR Taurus Johnson, CB Trae Williams, and others have to say about the match-up. Only on USFNation.com!

Chris Robinson

Do you feel that there it is a rivalry between USF and UCF?
This is going to be a new rivalry, like Miami-Florida, This will be the new I-4 rivalry. This was our first road game of the year, and it was big for us. The Fans were cheering, and we had to go to a no-huddle offense because it got so loud, but they had to do the same thing. 

Trae Williams

Do you feel that there it is a rivalry between USF and UCF?
"It's a big game, a rivalry game, I guess it has to be, the war on I-4, that's what they call it. They're about an hour away, it's right there. Everybody else has their instate rivals, so I guess for now ours is USF-UCF, they been trying to get it to be a rivalry for years now. But for me we'll have to play some more games before I could consider it a big rivalry."

George Selvie 

Do you feel that there it is a rivalry between USF and UCF?
"I feel it's a rivalry building. We're so close together, the I-4 thing, I think it could be a rivalry in the making. Me personally, I don't have anything against them. I don't know anybody that goes to UCF. Most of the fans probably went to high school together then went to different schools or something and wan to prove who is better. It really doesn't matter to me we just want to play football and win."

Taurus Johnson

Do you feel that there it is a rivalry between USF and UCF?
"I look at it as a real big rivalry, you have Miami and their rivalry, and Florida-Florida State why not USF vs. UCF? I think this was a real big game for us and I know it was a real big game for them to. They say that in a couple of years UCF may not be on our schedule, and I have no control over that, but it would be nice to play them every year as our cross-town rivals. I guarantee there was lot of recruits looking at both schools to decide where they want to go, so it's always a big factor in recruiting. So for now its UCF, but down the road Louisville, West Virginia."

Grant Gregory

Do you feel that there it is a rivalry between USF and UCF?
"It's probably different for me then most on our team, I'm one of probably seven or eight guys that's not form here, I'm from Ohio. But I still see it as a little bit of a rivalry just because they're only 75-80 miles away and the fans want it to be a rivalry so why shouldn't it be. A lot of people come out to the game and that's good so why not."

Stephen Nicholas

Do you feel that there it is a rivalry between USF and UCF?
"Well the fans can call it a rivalry if they want, but I don't see it as one, you have to beat somebody, take something away from them to make a rivalry." 

Does USF have a rivalry with anyone?
"Louisville, they could become a rivalry, they could become one because we beat them, they beat us, and then we beat them, and that could be a rivalry, that's how they get started."






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