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Tuesday links: More USF previews to share ...



I'm remembering now how easy it is to keep this blog fresh during football season. Tons of notes and links to share, to the point the only concern is that new posts push older posts down too quickly. Bunch of links to share before we get to more news this afternoon and football practice later ...


-- has a solid Big East preview up, picking USF to finish 8-4 and fourth in the league. USF's George Selvie is their defensive player of the year for the league, with cornerback Jerome Murphy joining him as the only Bulls on the All-Big East team. USF is said to have the league's best receivers and defensive line, and they consider USF's Ryne Giddins and Jason Pierre-Paul as the league's top two newcomers.

--'s Big East basketball shootaround notebook barely mentions USF, but does make note of something else I've heard about the new format of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. The model in discussion has the top four teams playing the bottom four on Tuesday, then the fifth through eighth teams playing teams 9-12 on Wednesday, then the eight winners continuing as normal on Thursday. Gives the top teams one day off, but I'm not sure how their fans will like waiting two days for their second game in the tournament. Again, it's not official yet ...

-- USF's official site,, has launched a new daily video feature, The Bullhorn, part of a mulltimedia package that includes links to Bulls stories and videos on the site. There's a good interview with tight end Kenneth "Ziggy" Luberice, who we wrote about in Monday's Times.

-- Big East blogger Brian Bennett is doing positional rankings in the conference, always a good conversation starter. He gives USF the league's No. 3 receiving corps behind Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, and ranks the Bulls quarterbacks second behind the Bearcats. Bennett also runs down information from the league's weekend intrasquad scrimmages -- lots of good details from most of the other schools.

-- Don't ask why I was on Stony Brook's football roster, but USF's 2010 opening opponent has a few familiar names. Former Armwood receiver Mat Brevi, who had tried to join the Bulls out of high school in 2006, is now there, as is former USF signee Danny Muy, who has bounced from Nebraska to USF to Florida International and now Stony Brook.

-- The Fort Myers News-Press writes about how USF could have three starting defensive backs from southwest Florida, where they have a history of talent at that position.

--The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ran their USF season preview Tuesday, writing how the Bulls have been flirts in the past two seasons with promising starts and disappointing midseason swoons.

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