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Does USF coach Willie Taggart have a decision to make?

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The first coach left in controversy. Jim Leavitt had built the program from the ground up, and he was happy, but then a player said that Leavitt struck him. The second coach left in failure. Skip Holtz had torn down much of what Leavitt had brought, and he didn’t win enough games, and the alumni were ready to drive him to the airport. And now, it may be Willie Taggart’s turn to make a decision. Taggart, the coach of the…

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AP Top 25 takeaways: Vols run out of magic, Houston upset

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If the first six weeks of the college football season have taught fans anything, it’s this: Never turn off a Tennessee game. The Volunteers remained America’s most interesting college football team, though not undefeated. Navy upset the playoff race and Charlie Strong had another bad, bad day. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from Week 6: 1. If you were looking forward to a couple of months of talking about whether No. 6 Houston could or should be selected for the College…

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Was Lovie Smith given a fair shake?

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Lovie Smith is out as the Buccaneers’ head coach. If it is any consolation – and it is not – he is far from alone. Few Buc fans can be satisfied with a losing season, but the pewter lining is Tampa Bay, and Lovie tripled their win total from two to six. Not enough for Team Glazer. In a statement, Co-chairman Joel Glazer said, “I am disappointed that we were not more successful these past few seasons, but we are…

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Can Bucs’ trash turn into treasure? Again?

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Right now, he is a long way from being Doug Williams. Right  now, he isn’t even up to Trent Dilfer, OK? For long-time fans of the Tampa Bay Bucs, it might seem like an old horror movie remade. A quarterback the local team has signed on for fresh hope. Given the history of the team, can a Super Bowl be far behind? In the case of Josh Freeman and the Miami Dolphins, why, yes, it can. The Dolphins claimed Freeman…

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