Editor’s Note: This is part six of an eight part series giving analysis of each of the eight teams in the Big East Football Conference, proceeding alphabetically, but ending with
Preview – Skip Holtz takes over a USF program that has only ever had one other coach since the inception of their program. Last season they earned eight wins, including their Bowl Game, but that seems about all they will ever be capable of at this point. The offense has a great leader in surprise QB BJ Daniels (122/227, 1983yds, 14 TD, 9 INT, sacked 32 times), but their running back core is depleted due to dismissals and academic issues. They also do not have great options to throw to either. Their defense is pedestrian at best. They lack playmakers in all areas. There are big questions on the defensive line and in the secondary. This team will have some big questions and although Holtz remains optimistic, some of the tougher games on their schedule will be out of reach for this particular team, no matter how well Daniels is playing.
Key Returning Players – QB BJ
Key Losses – QB Matt
My Thoughts – This is another middle of the pack team that will determine their place through luck and who has the better day when they play some of the other middle of the pack conference teams. BJ Daniels is a stud and can do a lot of things but he is just one man. Football is a team game, and this team just isn’t really good. They will do just fine this season however, which is alright for a new football coach who has time to build the program in the always tough
Will We Beat Them – If this game was in the Carrier Dome I’d give serious thought into the idea that