USF links to share, if only for my own sanity ...

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October

Here's the deal -- when I see something I want to link to on the blog here, I just open another tab on the laptop so I won't forget about the story when I finally get around to doing a links post. Thing is, if I go a few days without sharing links, it's overwhelming. And a cluttered laptop goes a long way toward a cluttered mind for me. So here's plenty to read with USF-Pittsburgh now just two days off ...

-- Pittsburgh's another great two-paper market, so lots to link to on the Pitt end of things. The Post-Gazette's Paul Zeise has a good Q&A, including a mention that Pitt expects between 50,000 and 55,000 fans on Saturday. The Tribune-Review writes that stopping USF's George Selvie is Pitt's main challenge, with barely a mention of Jason Pierre-Paul. I think the league's coaches still have an immense respect for Selvie, which is reflected in how they game-plan in anticipation of him. ...

-- For those of you scattered about the country, USF's official site has a handy list of all the markets that are picking up the USF-Pitt game on Saturday. Do I have anyone here from Providence-New Bedford?

-- Now that the Big East baskeball preseason rankings are out, I can point out that the folks at Midmajormadness.com have ranked all the I-A basketball teams, with USF checking in at No. 189. "Maybe one day the Bulls will be a legit contender in the Big East," they write. "And maybe one day pigs will fly." They've got DePaul clear up at No. 155 and Rutgers at 147.

-- More crazy early basketball rankings. Draftexpress.com ranks the top 15 NBA draft prospects in the Big East, with USF's Gus Gilchrist at No. 12, one spot ahead of teammate Dominique Jones.

-- It's just one guy, but a Bleacher Report blogger offers up a 2010 mock NFL draft -- no USF players in the first round, but safety Nate Allen goes 37th, and defensive end George Selvie goes 41st. He also has the Bucs taking Syracuse WR Mike WIlliams in the second round.

-- Longtime Orlando Sentinel writer Bill Buchalter, writing for Bay News 9, notes that there are seven Division I-A head coaches who graduated from Florida high schools, including USF's Jim Leavitt.

-- Interesting read in the Washington Post about NCAA legislation to keep coaches from giving jobs to anyone involved with recruits two years before or after them signing with a school. The first name they mention is Gilchrist, who signed a basketball scholarship with USF then had his personal trainer, Terrelle Woody, get a job on Stan Heath's staff as a video and conditioning assistant.

-- Just to keep you guys in the loop, Tampabay.com has started requiring registration for comments on stories on our site -- that doesn't include comments on blogs like this one right now. The better you guys behave with the comments, the less likely they are to move to a registration model here. Thanks again for all the great conversation that takes place in the comments here ...

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