2016: Willie's Bullies

Bleacher Report: AAC’s Best Defensive Player – USF CB Deatrick Nichols

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USF CB Deatrick Nichols upends Syracuse WR 2015 (1191x774) South Florida took some of the heat off Willie Taggart in 2015. Following a combined 6-18 record in his first two seasons in Tampa, the Bulls improved to 8-5 and made a bowl game for the first time since 2010.

A more talented roster certainly helped it move forward.

Cornerback Deatrick Nichols was excellent. He made 62 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and four interceptions, broke up five passes, forced two fumbles, recovered a fumble and made a sack. Nichols ranked fifth in the AAC in interceptions and was a first-team All-AAC selection.

He’ll key South Florida’s run at an AAC title and another bowl bid this fall as the league’s best defensive player. Continue Reading by Clicking Here

by Greg Wallace | BleacherReport.com

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