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The NCAA granted USF redshirt senior RB Darius Tice's (ankle) medical hardship waiver request.

Tice is eligible to play in 2017, in what will be his final season of eligibility. He qualified for the waiver by suffering a season-ending ankle injury in a Week 4 loss to Florida State. Tice has rushed for 874 yards and five touchdowns on 193 carries over the past four seasons. He'll be in the mix for much more workload in 2017 with Marlon Mack off to the NFL.
Feb 16 - 3:06 PM

USF redshirt senior RB Darius Tice (ankle) will be available for spring practices.

Tice appeared in only four games last year before missing the remainder of the campaign with a broken ankle. He turned 88 carries into 460 yards and four rushing touchdowns in 2015, his last healthy campaign.
Feb 15 - 1:05 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares USF WR Rodney Adams to Tavarres King.

Adams transferred from Toledo to USF after the 2013 season. He was named second-team All-American Athletic Conference in 2015 (45-822-9; 10-81, TD rushing; 29.1 kick return average, TD) and again in 2016 (67-822-5; 23-236, 5 TD rushing). "Tall, thin slot wide receiver with an ability to work both short and deep," Zierlein wrote. "Adams wasn't asked to win with his routes and will have to improve in that area. His competitive nature and urgency jumps off the tape when the ball is in his hands, but his drops and fumbles are troubling. Has the traits to make a roster as a kick returner and fourth/fifth wide receiver early on."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 13 - 4:31 PM

USF WR Rodney Adams is hoping to raise money via his NFL Combine performance for a program that benefits children who have lost loved ones.

Adams lost his mother in 2013 in an automobile accident. He is requesting donations based on how well he performs, specifically in the vertical jump. Adams caught 67 passes for 822 yards and five touchdowns for the Bulls last season. He was invited to the East-West Shrine game but was unable to attend due to injury.
Feb 8 - 8:57 AM

USF hired West Virginia CB coach Danny ‘Blue’ Adams for a similar position.

Coaches don't typically hop from the Power 5 to the Group of 5, but USF is one of the Group of 5's best programs and joining the staff represents a homecoming for Adams. The Miami native played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was an assistant with the Miami Dolphins.
Feb 6 - 5:38 PM

USF signed three-star 2017 DB Naytron Culpepper.

South Florida wasn't in Culpepper's thought process over the summer, but HC Charlie Strong remains an ace recruiter, even if he isn't able to swing quite the same hammer he held at Texas. The 6-foot, 175-pound Culpepper has the requisite range and ball skills to be a competitive collegiate safety. Scout.com ranks the Miami native as the No. 8 prospect in the state of Florida.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 1 - 6:53 PM

USF WR Rodney Adams accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Adams was an American Athletic Conference Second-Team selection this season after posting 67 catches, 822 receiving yards and five touchdowns. CBS lists Adams as the No. 439 prospect in the class. The site thinks he'll probably go undrafted.
Jan 14 - 10:41 AM

South Florida junior RB Marlon Mack will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Looks like Mack will be one piece which new HC Charlie Strong won't have to play around with come the 2017 season. Mack has been one of the most statistically productive backs in the country during his three seasons with the Bulls. The 6-foot, 205-pounder rushed for 1,000 yards in each of those campaigns, posting 3,609 rushing yards (6.2 YPC) and 32 touchdowns for his career as a whole. Over the summer, NFL Media's Chad Reuter noted that Mack possesses "great open-field moves and the straight-line speed to take away angles down the sideline." CBS Sports ranks him as their No. 9 running back prospect in the potential 2017 pool and envisions a third- or fourth-round selection for the South Florida standout. You've heard it before and you'll hear it countless times before the draft itself -- this is as good of a running back class as we have seen in years.
Jan 5 - 7:27 PM

USF hired former Texas OC Sterling Gilbert to the same position.

Charlie Strong had hoped to lure Gilbert to Tampa Bay with him when he was named coach last month, and now he has. We love the hire. And the fit. South Florida's personnel, led by QB Quinton Flowers and RB Marlon Mack (if he stays), is going to detonate AAC scoreboards next season in Gilbert's wide-open system. Gilbert, formerly a wunderkind at Tulsa, oversaw RB D'Onta Foreman's 2,000-plus-yard campaign at Texas this season. Mack would do himself a great service by staying to play in this system for a year.
Jan 5 - 3:14 PM

South Florida junior QB Quinton Flowers completed 23-of-32 passes for 261 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for 105 yards and three touchdowns in Thursday's 46-39 overtime win over South Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl.

Charlie Strong was on hand to watch his new team in action. Flowers put on a show for him, fighting through a slight hand injury to help the Bulls hold off a game South Carolina squad. The 6-foot, 217-pound dynamo scored on a pair of four-yard rushes in the first quarter, then came back around for a one-yard rushing touchdown and a 37-yard touchdown pass to D'Ernest Johnson in the second quarter. Flowers and friends held a 29-14 halftime lead. They wouldn't score another offensive touchdown until overtime, when Flowers hooked up with Elkanah Dillon for a 25-yard score. The Gamecocks would be unable to answer that go-ahead touchdown. For the season as a whole, Flowers has been a statistical gem, accounting for 42 total touchdowns over the course of 13 games played. He finished up with 2,807 passing yards and 1,530 yards rushing.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 06:06:00 PM

USF freshman DB Armunz Mathews will transfer.

Mathews is the first player to publicly declare a transfer since former Texas HC Charlie Strong came on to replace the Oregon-bound Willie Taggart last week. The 5-foot-11, 191-pound corner was a consensus three-star recruit in the 2016 cycle. During his true freshman campaign this year, he recorded a singular tackle. Mathews' preferred transfer destination is not yet known, but during his recruitment, he was being wooed by the likes of Utah, Arizona and Florida Atlantic.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:35:00 PM

USF head coach Charlie Strong hopes to bring most of his staff with him, including OC Sterling Gilbert.

Strong added Gilbert for the 2016 season, and the offense produced a 2,000 yard rusher. Gilbert moved to Texas from Tulsa, an offense predicated on the passing game. With the Longhorns, it seemed the offense was focused on between the tackles running and shot plays off of that. Gilbert displayed the ability to mold his offense to his team's strengths. USF's roster is actually quite talented, but another team might come calling for Gilbert.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 10:19:00 AM

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that USF has hired former Texas HC Charlie Strong to a five-year contract to fill their head-coaching vacancy.

Very nice landing spot for Strong, who takes over for new Oregon head man Willie Taggart. Strong inherits a Bulls team which has gone 18-7 over the last two seasons (including 10-2 during the current campaign). Monetary figures aren't yet known on Strong's contract, but regardless of how much money he draws, this stint in the sun will allow him a chance to rebound from a middling 16-21 three-year tango with Texas. Assuming Strong remains with South Florida for the duration of this five-year contract, he will have a chance to face the Longhorns in a previously-scheduled tilt set for 2020.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 12:25:00 PM

Former Texas head coach Charlie Strong is expected to be USF's next HC, according to SI's Pete Thamel.

Thamel reports Strong and USF are closing in on a 5-year deal. Strong's last two spots included a 16-21 record at Texas and a 23-3 record at Louisville over the last two years. USF just lost Willie Taggart to Oregon but return a ton of talent and have a favorable schedule in 2017. Don't expect to read a single negative comment about this hiring.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 09:52:00 AM

ESPN's Chris Low reports that former Texas HC Charlie Strong was scheduled to meet with officials at USF to discuss their open head-coaching position on Friday.

There is a ton of smoke surrounding Strong and the Bulls, with reports initially breaking on Thursday that USF was looking at him as a leading option to replace the departed Willie Taggart. Just to throw a disco sparkler ball into this house of mirrors, Taggart -- now at the helm of Oregon's ship -- has reportedly contacted Strong about coming on as the Ducks' defensive coordinator. All of this will sort itself out in the near future.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 07:40:00 PM


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