The Misery Of South Florida Football Fandom

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The Misery Of South Florida Football Fandom

I think it would be rip-your-hair-out heartbreaking/frustrating/exasperating to be a fan of South Florida football.

That team is an amazing ramshackle of a thing and quarterback Matt Grothe is the conductor of the mayhem.

On one play, he'll make an improbable 60-yard-Favre-like pass; on the next, a boneheaded interception. On one play, a 22-yard-run; on the next, a fumble. And the rest of the team? Penalty after penalty after penalty.

Heading into last night's 24-10 loss to Cincinnati, South Florida was the fifth-most penalized team in the NCAA. Last night, the Bulls had only eight penalties for 40 yards, below their 64-yard per game average.

The solid, patient and opportunistic defense of Cincy was the worst possible match-up for Gunslinger Grothe and the Bumbling Bulls.

If they could ever get their act together–show some discipline and intelligence–they could be really good. Maybe that's the problem, though: Maybe they're getting Florida recruits passed over by Florida, FSU and The U just as fast and athletic, but dumber.

(Disclosure: South Florida has ruined WVU's season both of the past two years. And yes, I'm looking forward to the Bulls coming to Morgantown this year. In December.)

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