If nothing else we can say that USF football has given us a few exciting moments in 2009. From the historic victory over
But this week starts the first real non-conference rivalry USF is trying to attain. While FSU gave the Bulls a non-consecutive home and home series (Seminoles will play in
This is the second game is a six-year deal with five consecutive seasons and three games in
The Time: 3:30 p.m.
The TV: ABC Regional/ESPN National
The Radio: WFLA-970
The Location: Raymond James Stadium,
Tickets: Nearly Sold Out
Weather Update: Cold front coming through! High in the mid-60s lows in the upper 40s! Football weather baby!
USF Football vs. The "U": USF has a "U" on the side of its helmet but
Jim Leavitt vs. Randy Shannon: There are a lot of little similarities between Saturday's head coaches. They are both safe in their positions but embattled at the same time because they are dealing with crazy expectations from their respective fan bases. Don't believe that this is just another game to these two coaches, both gentlemen need this victory. In Randy Shannon's case it would give the Hurricanes a 3-0 record in the state this season. For Jim Leavitt it was be a boom from a recruiting standpoint and give USF a solid argument for being the state's current No. 2 program with only one loss against state teams in about a dozen games and Florida yet to come.
B.J. Daniels vs. Sean Spence: The Hurricanes will have a spy on Daniels and his name is Sean Spence, the 2008 ACC Rookie of the Year. Spence, who was one of the infamous "Magnificent Seven" at Miami Northwestern, flirted with the Bulls during his recruitment but eventually chose the ‘Canes to the shock of no one. It's a curious matchup as Daniels hasn't really had to deal with one player with comparable athleticism completely focused on his movements. It's going to be a battle and like all battles both sides should win some and lose some. Daniels just needs to win more battles than he loses.
Coachspeak: ""We've only been Division I-A, what, eight years? We haven't been around a long time. I really thought, if there was a way we could play one of those schools and try to build a game, then I thought it would really help our program as we continue to try to build this.