For all the public clamoring for Charlie Strong to shake up his staff, don't count on it any time soon. "We're sitting here 7-2," he said. "I ain't sitting here saying, 'I think this guy needs to do this and that.' I think our coaches are just as much embarrassed as anyone. Those guys have a job to do … and they know they've got to get better."
Lost amid Saturday's carnage was yet another grim USF statistic: The Bulls' streak of consecutive games with at least 20 points was snapped at 38. Before Saturday, the last time they had been held to fewer than 20 was a 29-17 loss at Navy on Halloween, 2015.
Next Saturday's weather forecast for Cincinnati (per the Weather Channel) calls for a high of 43 degrees and lows in the mid-20s. At least the Gasparilla Bowl calls for warmer conditions.