I'm impressed with Willie Taggart at South Florida.

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    At the beginning of the year South Florida looked completely inept. Last night they took on a Houston team with a very productive offense and opportunistic defense and played them pretty even. I looked at the offensive stats after the game, and they sounded like our stats: 364 total yards, 38:37 time of possession, yet they put up 23 points (it should have been 30 points) with a true freshman quarterback. You could say their system was broke coming into this year, but Willie has really turned things around.
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    Way too early to make any assessment. They basically played them as well as Rice, Temple and Memphis did.
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    They stink, if you want to support the guy that's great...but wait until they are not an embarrassment
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    Should have never fired levit
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    Bingo
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    Absolutely.

    Hometown guy, brought them their only success, was fired in the wake of the Leach stuff for something amazingly overblown.
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    You can not say 'sounded like our stats' and say they are turning things around. Unless the direction is down.
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    Yep. That was the only shot at continual success for USF

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    I should have said "sounded like our stats BEFORE LSU (240 yards) and Missouri (151 yards)."
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    Leavitt did a good job building the program but he was not taking them anywhere. 6-7straight years of losing 3-5 games a season and, if I recall correctly, never finishing top 2 in an incredibly weak conference. You have to give him a ton of credit for building the foundation and making that program legit pretty quickly but seems like he had hit a wall. But then again, Greg Schiano got an NFL head coaching job for doing less.
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    he'll get fired in a couple of years--maybe UF can pick him up as assistant coach if he knows offense
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    Well he might have hit a wall but then the wall completely fell on top of Skip Holtz and now Taggart.
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    I miss Leavitt melting down on the sidelines in televised USF games.

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