Herbstreit Kiss of Death

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    Herbstreit Kiss of Death

    Is 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.

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    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.

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    That'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.

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    I don't see undefeated or CFP but Quinton Flowers may end up in NYC.

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    They'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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I don't see undefeated or CFP but Quinton Flowers may end up in NYC.
    You can't help but pull for the kid. He's a great leader..Mrs. S loves him to death.


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    Bulls 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

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