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Packed house: Bulls want 60,000 for Cincinnati



USF football is, of course, outfitted by Under Armour, and if you've ever seen a UA commercial, you understand the fundamental importance of Protecting This House.


So with a huge home game coming up one week from today against No. 8 Cincinnati, the Bulls have a new video, with closely-cropped USF players reiterating that "We Must Protect Our House," which from a getting-fired-up standpoint, sounds much better than "We Must Protect the House We Proudly Lease From the Local NFL Franchise." (The Bucs, you may know, have lost four straight at Raymond James Stadium, their longest home losing streak in 13 years, so if anyone is currently protecting that house, it might be USF.)

I think Mike Ford does the best job of conveying the urgency involved in said house protection. Some of the others, it's a little more like "We Must Turn Lights Out When We Leave Rooms." To help protect their house, the Bulls are politely asking for 60,000 fans in Raymond James Stadium, which would be the team's largest home crowd since its two sellouts in 2007. USF is selling $10 upper-deck tickets for the game and offering half-price tickets to USF faculty and staff, so there isn't too much more to be done from a promotional standpoint.

We'll see what the crowd is like for next week's Big East showdown -- USF pointed out on its football Twitter page last week that the Bulls have won four straight when playing to crowds of 60,000 or more ...

-- Interesting note from the Cincinnati Enquirer, saying that USF defensive coordinator Joe Tresey declined an interview request from the newspaper this week -- he was Cincinnati's DC the past two seasons, and was fine talking about that for about eight minutes Tuesday with local media. We'll have more on that story next week ...

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