Days ago, they had the world on a string.
They were on the edge of the Top 25. Fans were talking about their three-headed offense. Some were concerned Bulls Coach Willie Taggart might leave.
Then came a loss to Temple in which the Bulls were pushed around, and everything changed. Suddenly, USF has to regain what slipped away against the Owls.
“We’re ticked off,” Taggart said. “After any loss, you’re ticked off. We’re 6-2, only one loss in the conference. We still have a lot to play for. Our football team is still learning to be champions.”
Friday night, USF (6-2) plays against Navy (5-1). Then it plays against Memphis (5-2). Then come games against rejuvenated SMU and UCF. Suddenly, nothing seems given.
Taggart said he thinks the flaws of USF last week are correctable.