Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes. The 2015 South Florida Football roster is loaded with Floridians. The program seemed to be heading in a direction parallel to In-State Miami, Florida and Florida State under Jim Leavitt. There were a few violations under his tenure and entered Skip Holtz, it has been going downhill ever since Leavitt left. The Willie Taggart era has produced a 6-18 record. The Bulls went 4-8 in 2014. The 2015 season is going to be a make or break season for young Taggart; the Florida native had success at Western Kentucky. The Sunshine State is a little different. Ten Starters return on both sides of the Football. The defense should be solid. Offensively the Bulls have to score points. The attraction to local recruits is the allure of playing at an NLF stadium. The Bulls home is the 65,000 seat Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 2015 South Florida Bulls offense returns four starters. Junior quarterback Mike White left the program, leaving the signal-calling duties to Sophomore Quentin Flowers. The Bulls are strong at the at Running Back position with Sophomore Marlon Mack. The Sarasota, Florida product rushed for a team-best 1,041 yards as a true Freshman with nine touchdowns. Darius Rice is a more than capable backup. The concern is the Offensive Line that is being rebuilt, and the staff must find a combination that works. Junior Rodney Adams (323 yards) will be the primary target in the passing game. University of Kentucky transfer A.J. Legree will contribute. The South Florida Bulls were 6-6 on NCAA ATS Expert Picks last season, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total eight.
*South Florida went 3-4 ATS at home last season.
*The Bulls were 3-2 away from the “GULF COAST” last season.
*The betting odds over total came in twice at home.
*The Bulls also went over the betting odds over the total two times on the road.
*USF stayed under the betting odds total three times on the road.
*the offense accounted for 304.8 total yards per game, 121st in the country.
*196.8 of the offense was through the air, 97th in the FBS.
*South Florida averaged 17.2 ppg, 119th in NCAA Football.
*The rushing attack ranked 118th nationally, 108.0 yards per game.
The South Florida defense is loaded in the secondary. Defensive coordinator Tom Allen installed a new 4-2-5 scheme to take advantage of the talented defensive backfield. Four starters return in the secondary, led by senior Jamie Byrd. The Bulls return both starting linebackers, Junior Nigel Harris and Sophomore Auggie Sanchez. Sanchez is a converted fullback and was the fourth leading tackler on the squad in 2014. Tashon Whitehurst leads the rotation on the defensive line. The days of having talents rushing the passer such as a Jason Pierre-Paul and George Selvie, both starters in the NFL are gone. The State of Florida is loaded with undiscovered high-caliber players and recruiting is a priority for the coaching staff.
*The Bulls defense allowed the opposition 403.8 yards per game last season, 71st in College football.
*the Pass defense ranked 52nd in the FBS, 219.8 yards per contest.
*The 27.0 ppg given up by South Florida ranked 67th in NCAA Football.
*Opponents averaged 184.0 yards per contest on the ground against the Bulls, 87th in the land.
*South Florida has nonconference road trips at Florida State and Syracuse in consecutive weeks after a home opener with Florida A&M.
Bovada lists South Florida at 50/1 to win the 2015 American Athletic Conference Championship.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: South Florida will go 6-6 in 2015. Also Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here