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Impact wide receiver Marlon Williams heads UCF’s recruits

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Marlon Williams, a one-time commitment to Southern Cal, highlighted a good recruiting class for the UCF Knights. Williams, whose 47 catches included 22 touchdowns, should help with the aerial attack of coach Scott Frost. He is from Mobile, Ala. The Knights added 21 names to their recruiting list, which ranked 60th in the country according to 247sports.com. “I know he’s a good, offensive-minded coach and I really look forward to playing for (Frost),” Williams told the Orlando Sentinel. He also…

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As Bucs honor Doug Williams, the similarities to Jameis Winston are plentiful

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The start of their careers were 37 years apart. The colors they wore were different. They played in different stadiums. But, yes, there is some of Jameis Winston in the legacy of Doug Williams. Williams, who will be inducted into the Bucs’ Ring of Honor on Sunday, was also a tall, lanky quarterback who absorbed more punishment than he evaded. Like Winston, Williams was a clear leader in the clubhouse. Like Winston, there wasn’t a lot of winning in the…

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Could Josh McCown be Bucs’ latest regret?

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The first thing you do is marvel at the mismatch. A bad quarterback, a bad team. We have seen what that combination can do. Josh McCown was terrible last year, winning only one game, struggling mightily to overcome an offense that was stuck in place. The Cleveland Browns were terrible. Not as bad as the Tampa Bay Bucs – no one was – but it was another year in which no playoff tickets were printed. This couldn’t amount to anything,…

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Bucs to induct Williams, Alstott into Ring of Honor

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Have you ever seen their eyes as they approach? Fans walk up slowly, reverently, as if they are approaching greatness. They speak in hushed tones. They give their thanks. They talk of the moments they saw, the moments that captivated them, the moments that became memories. There is an awe in their demeanor, as if they were in the presence of their own youth. They talk of the effort. They talk of the victories. This is the way a fan…

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This time, can the Bucs develop a QB?

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They have been here before. They have smiled the same smiles, and nodded the same nods, and used the same adjectives. They have thought about the future in the same way. They have dared the same dreams. Now, it is Jameis Winston who is the darling of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Once, it was Doug Williams. Then Steve Young. And Vinny Testaverde. And Trent Dilfer. And Josh Freeman. This time, can the Bucs get it right? Winston is young, even…

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Analyzing the polls vs. the actual results in the St. Petersburg Mayoral Race

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Pre-election polls are usually discarded as quickly as a losing candidate’s yard signs, but I think the ones surveying the St. Petersburg Mayoral Race deserve a second look, if for no other reason than to gauge the accuracy of the polls and the organizations which commissioned them. I’d argue that it was the publication of two polls within the last two weeks of the election that helped clear up what had been a particularly murky campaign. With ten candidates running,…

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Dear Bill Foster

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Too bad I am not working for you, because if I were, you wouldn’t be losing your grip on second place. Let’s face it. Deveron Gibbons is moving on to the general election. The brothers, as Mark Winn likes to think of them, account for about 18 percent of the vote. So long as the walk-around-money flows, Gibbons is gonna take 80% of that vote. With that block, all Deveron needs is 1 in 10 non-black voters to break his…

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