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Run to the racks: Season preview today



Grothe Every year, I tell you sparse few non-subscribers out there: if you're a football fan, this is absolutely the best day of the year to go find a St. Petersburg Times. Our special season preview section is in there today -- along with our local high school football season preview as well -- with a cover that looks at the state's Champions: Past (FSU), Present (Florida) and Future? (USF).

Sure, you can get all the content right here for free, but it takes a really good section to make me prouder than I am the day our tabs come out. If you don't usually get the Times, go find a rack, steal your neighbor's, take a quarter or two and give it a try. Having lobbied for your hard-earned pocket change, I'll commence with the free links.

First, you have our USF season preview, about how the Bulls' days of surprising opponents are long gone. With that, you get our take on USF's three-point plan for world dominance. There's team notes, like how Greg Gregory doesn't want you to call his offense a "spread" offense. Don't forget the For the Fans rail, with all the basic info you need. Taurus Johnson is our One to Watch -- there's down-to-the-second YouTube directions there -- and Jessie Hester is our Breakout Player, though we could have gone a lot of ways with that. There's a shorter position-by-position breakdown as well.

Want Big East info? We offer our predicted finish -- USF's still third -- and some Big East notes, like how the four-home-games, three-road-games thing is kind of overrated. It's all there in our season preview, along with just as much stuff for the Gators and Seminoles and previews on state programs like Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman and, yes, Central Florida.

Stop reading here, go find a rack. Let me know if you're disappointed.

(Times photo -- Chris Zuppa)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:35am]


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