The football team returned from the Vero Beach practice complex for Fan Fest on Saturday. Even though it rained heavily, Taggart had a line a mile long and talked to everyone. TBO.com has a video up, and Taggart says he even signed a baby. TAGGART FOR PRESIDENT 2016!
In one of the last practices at Vero Beach, Taggart had the team up at 3 a.m. on Thursday morning, and the team ran for until sunrise. He says waking them up early is a way to get them "comfortable with being uncomfortable." They then got to get a few Zzz's on the beach.
Ledger Coorespondent Mike Cobb writes about how Taggart delved into his NFL connections to land an experienced DC. Bresnehan talks about having a defense that will "play fast, play physical and finish everything."
Exiled third Daft Punk DJ Greg Auman highlights the two freshman fullbacks who have shone down in Vero Beach. USF's offense hasn't featured fullbacks prominently since Jim Leavitt patrolled the sidelines, but the new regime has a history of using big backs to wear down defenses.
College football guru Bill C. has been writing in-depth previews of every college football team this summer, and today started on the AAC teams with previews of Memphis and Temple. Which means USF's preview is coming soon! If you don't read Bill C.'s previews, get on it because they are fantastic. He has a way of taking teams with different schedules, different styles, and different strengths and weakness, and putting them in a neat, common-sense order.