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SoFloBulls Blog | by Matthew Manuri
“The Big East undergoes a major facelift this off-season, saying goodbye to Pitt and Syracuse while adding Houston, SMU and Memphis. The loss of the Pitt Panthers to the ACC means the Big East is the sole automatic qualifying BCS conference without a five-star prospect in this year’s signing class — a fact foreshadowing of the relegation to come, when the conference drops to the “other five” once the new playoff system is introduced in 2014.
Best Class: USF Bulls
Willie Taggart knows how to turn bad situations into winning football. Western Kentucky was winless a few short years ago, yet finished the last two seasons above .500 under Taggart’s guidance. The Hilltoppers’ appearance in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl was their first postseason foray since moving up to FBS.
USF is regarded as a sleeping giant, and with good reason. The Bulls are located in the epicenter of Southeastern football recruiting, and before the failed Skip Holtz, were on the rise. Taggart’s arrival reinvigorates some of the excitement around this program, evident in a recruiting class that features a pair of four-star signings from the Sunshine State: defensive back Lamar Robbins and defensive tackle Derrick Calloway.
Taggart worked primarily in state, but went to Georgia to land highly graded three-star prospects offensive lineman Jeremi Hall and defensive tackle Dominique Threatt, both from Georgia.” Continue Reading by Clicking Here
by Kyle Kensing, SI.com
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