TAMPA — In the wake of a 4-8 season, USF has experienced a football season-ticket sales decrease of roughly 20 percent from 2014, the school told the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday.As of July 16, the Bulls, who open Sept. 5 at home against Florida A&M, had sold 11,795 season tickets, about 3,000 fewer than last year's total (14,788). The figure doesn't include student tickets or corporate trade tickets.While attributing the decrease to four consecutive losing seasons, school officials remain optimistic for several reasons. A new function on USF's website, which lets visitors chat live with a ticket-sales representative, remains busy, senior associate athletic director Andrew Goodrich said.Some 11th-hour ticket sales also are anticipated."Hitting 80 percent (of the '14 total), it's not our goal for the year, but to be honest, I feel pretty good about it," said Goodrich, the Bulls' external-relations chief. "All things considered, you know, I kind of like where we are." SCRIMMAGE SETBACK: Coach Willie Taggart said the two quarterbacks dueling for the starting job — sophomore Quinton Flowers and senior Steven Bench — took a "step back" in Saturday's two-hour scrimmage. "We didn't do a good job completing passes, either one of them," Taggart said. "Both of them were really bad percentage-wise." On Tuesday morning, Taggart told radio station WDAE-AM 620 that he was nearing a decision on the starter. TRANSFER: Texas linebacker Cecil Cherry of Frostproof, a four-star recruit by rivals.com in its 2015 class who spent only three days in the Longhorns' camp, is transferring to USF, his father told espn.com.