Jul 17, 17, 12:26 PM #1
Herbstreit Kiss of DeathIs this the year a non-Power 5 team breaks into the College Football Playoff?
In the first three seasons of the College Football Playoff, every Power 5 conference has been represented at least once.
A non-Power 5 team has never cracked the field, but there are always a handful of teams every year that have a shot at doing so.
ESPN college football analyst thinks USF could be that team this year.
When asked which school outside the Power 5 has the best chance of sneaking in, he named the Bulls.
I think Charlie Strong and the USF Bulls have a chance to be that team. 16 starters back including http://Q.Flowers -Won 11 last year! https://twitter.com/cctyger/status/886656134785925120 …
3:05 PM - 16 Jul 2017
USF has to adapt to a new head coach in Charlie Strong, but as Herbstreit said, the talent level in Tampa is high.
We had the Bulls ranked 24th in our summer top 25.
Jul 17, 17, 12:35 PM #2That's the 2nd kiss. The first came last month from CBSSN who picked the Bulls to go undefeated.
Personally, I don't see the championship committee going for it, regardless what USF does during the regular season. The Power 5 is an exclusive club. No outsiders allowed.
I fear all these lofty expectations. That's a lot of pressure and the hype can easily go to the head.
Jul 18, 17, 11:53 AM #3I don't see undefeated or CFP but Quinton Flowers may end up in NYC.
Jul 18, 17, 11:58 AM #4They're not making the CFP, but they have the potential to be pretty darn good. Really think Charlie is in a perfect spot at USF.
Jul 18, 17, 09:31 PM #5
Jul 22, 17, 02:26 PM #6Bulls on award lists...
Bednarik Award – Defensive Player of the Year: Deatrick Nichols
Maxwell Award – College Player of the Year: Quinton Flowers
Mackey Award – Best Tight End: Mitchell Wilcox
Rimmington Award – Best Center: Cameron Ruff
Ray Guy Award – Best punter: Jonathon Hernandez
Nagurski Award – National Defensive Player of the Year: Deatrick Nichols, Auggie Sanchez, and Deandrin Senat
Outland Trophy – Best Interior Lineman: Deandrin Senat
Thorpe Award – Best Defensive Back: Deatrick Nichols
Hourning Award – Most Versatile Player: D’Earnest Johnson (aka Junkyard Dog)
Wuerffel Award – Community Service: Auggie Sanchez
O’Brien Award – Best Quarterback: Quinton Flowers
Walter Camp Award – Most outstanding Player: Quinton Flowers