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College Football News Preview 2021: USF Season Preview, Prediction, and Outlook with everything you need to know.

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– What you need to know: Offense | defense
– Top player | Key to the season
– What will happen, you win the total prediction
– USF schedule analysis
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2020 record: 1-8 total, 0-7 in AAC
Head coach: Jeff Scott, 2nd year, 1-8
2020 CFN Final Ranking: 113
2020 CFN Preview Ranking: 101
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 104

USF Bulls College Football 2021 Preview: Offense

– The offense has gone through some mounting pains – to be nice. Head coach Jeff Scott obviously knows how to carry out an attack after serving as the co-offensive coordinator for Clemson for years, but his O – aided by OC Charlie Weis Jr. – didn’t exactly have a critical schematic advantage averaging 365 yards and 23 points per game.

That is about to change with ten starters expected to return and that doesn’t even sound like the most important man on the field.

– The cops could have their quarterback. Jordan McCloud moved to Arizona, but previous North Carolina transfer, Cade Fortin, looked like this this off-season and should keep the performance under control if former Miami starter Jarren Williams doesn’t get up and rock fall camp.

The passing game needs more pop and blast, but four of the top five pass catchers are back. Bryce Miller averaged less than ten yards per catch in the slot, but he made 33 grabs, Omarion Dollison and Latrell Williams are veterans who should be able to do more, and Xavier Weaver has great gaming potential.

An active transfer portal that has lost a ton of backups and other bits and pieces but has opened up some interesting prospects led by former Auburn star recruit Matthew Hill is helping.

– The offensive front is stronger after a nightmare in which the defense is not in the background. All five starters return an incredible size to follow the experience. The game in progress wasn’t all that bad behind this group at times, and the back is there to do more.

The story goes on

Kelley Joiner is a speedback who led the team with 368 yards and a score, and the flashy Brian Battie is a small, quick option that averaged over seven yards per carry. However, Johnny Ford – a long-time piece of the puzzle in many ways – traveled to the Florida Atlantic.

– What You Need To Know: Defense
– Top player | Key to the season
– What will happen, you win the total prediction
– USF schedule analysis

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4th USF Bulls College Football 2021 Preview: Defense

– The defense is bringing almost everyone back, and now it’s time to stop someone after allowing 441 yards and 40 points per game. There was no rush for the pass, not enough third stops and outside a row of takeaways there were too many problems coming from the field. But this is also a veteran crew and it starts with …

– The linebacking corps should be very positive with veterans Antonio Grier and Dwayne Boyles. These two were 1-2 each in tackles, combined for 103 with their speed overcoming their lack of bulk. There’s not a lot of punch, but there are plenty of options for rotation.

The front must now be in the back and more of a wall. 6-3, 315-pound Kelvin Pinkney is the size on the nose, and Thad Mangum is a decent duel veteran with a 285-pound frame.

The ends have to get behind the line, however – the team had only 42 tackles for the loss and only seven sacks, with the linebackers doing most of the heavy lifting.

– Secondary school allowed way too many big things, but they also came with a ton of picks. Daquan Evans has had three interceptions on the team, but Mike Hampton has disappeared from the other side and there is some security with third lead tackler Nick Roberts leaving and veteran Bentlee Sanders taking off for Nevada.

– What You Need To Know: Insult
– Top player | Key to the season
– What will happen, you win the total prediction
– USF schedule analysis

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USF Bulls College Football Preview 2021: Top Players

Best USF Bulls Offensive Player

QB Cade Fortin, Jr.
Call this a projection. The former North Carolina tar heel had a bit of tar heels and played two games for the Bulls last year, but this off-season he looked and played like the guy who takes on and leads the offensive with more downfield games becomes.

The 6-3, 222-pounder has yet to hold back Jarren Williams and handsome freshman Timmy McClain, but it’s likely his appearance will be lost.

2. WR Bryce Miller, Sr.
3. RB Kelley Joiner, Jr.
4. QB Jarren Williams, Soph.
5. WR Omar Dollison, Soph.


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Best USF Bulls Defensive Player

LB Antonio Grier, Sr.
The 6-1, 222 pounder took over the linebacking corps for the past two seasons. In his second year he had 58 tackles with four sacks and last year he was the leader with 59 stops with three bags and 5.5 tackles for loss. While it may not be a big thumper in the middle, it is reliable and can land anywhere on the field.

2. LB Dwayne Boyles, Sr.
3. LB Andrew Mims, Sr.
4. CB Daquan Evans, Jr.
5. DT Kelvin Pinkney, Sr.

Top Incoming USF Bulls Transfer

CB Christian Williams, Soph.
The 6-1, 195 pounder could have gone anywhere. He ended up in Miami, saw some freshman time, didn’t do much sophomore and now it’s a cop. It’s a big corner with a world of advantages – the hope is that it will do Mike Hampton’s old job right away – but it could find a place somewhere.

– What you need to know: Offense | defense
– Key to the season
– What will happen, you win the total prediction
– USF schedule analysis

NEXT: USF Bulls College Football 2021 Preview: Keys To The Season

USF Bulls College Football 2021 Preview: Keys To The Season

USF Bulls Biggest Key: Insult

Keep things moving. There wasn’t enough of a stable game, the transient attack wasn’t consistent, and there weren’t enough big games to rely on. It’s a big deal getting on with a whole bunch of good parts on this veteran offense and moving to third downs.

The Bulls seemed to hit everything in the wild and fun loss to UCF, and they started the season by converting 41% of their chances against Citadel from the FCS. In between they could not reach 40% in any of the seven games in third defeats and only ended the season in 31% of the cases.

USF Bulls Biggest Key: Defense

Find one thing this group is really, really good at. Find a positive identity that other teams need to worry about.

Having sacks and pressure in the backfield could be it – at least from the linebacking corps – and the D was decent at taking the ball away, but teams that could run on the bulls ran and teams that wanted to throw could throw.

Amazingly, USF held onto Cincinnati well, but everyone else either ran 200 yards and threw 270 or more.

USF Bulls key players for a successful season

DT Kelvin Pinkney, Sr.
Name your position and it could be the key to a good year – quarterback is likely up front and in the middle – but defensive improvement has to start inside and the 6-3, 315-pound Pinkney is the veteran crowd up his sleeve .

It’s his fifth season after working early on a rotation before taking on a bigger role. He made 57 career tackles with 4.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss. The stats aren’t as great as its ability to hold like the anchor.

USF Bulls key game for the 2021 season

at the SMU, October 2nd
How much has the team improved over the past year? It’s going to be a very, very tough run in NC State, Florida and BYU before the American Athletic Conference season begins for SMU.

The finishing kick is a bear, and home data isn’t a breeze. So this is roughly a tone generator like a conference opener. The Bulls won the series three times in a row before losing in 2019.

– USF schedule analysis

2020 USF Bulls Fun Stats

– Scoring in the 1st quarter: Opponent 92 – USF 37
– 3rd down conversions: Opponent 71 out of 141 (50%) – USF 38 out of 124 (31%)
– Fiddles: USF 13 (11 lost) – Opponent 10 (3 lost)

NEXT: USF Bulls College Football 2021 Preview: What’s Gonna Happen Season Forecast

USF Bulls College Football 2021 Preview: What Will Happen, Season Forecast

USF was the leaky balloon that finally lost all of its air last season in its first year under head coach Jeff Scott.

The program, which ended 11-2 in 2016, won ten games in 2017 – defeating South Carolina and Texas Tech in their respective bowl games. The 2018 team started 7-0 and then …

Pffffffffft. The leak.

The Bulls have lost 22 of their last 28 games since that big start in 18, from 11 wins to 10, to seven, to four, to just one in five years.

Obviously going 1-8 isn’t going well – and that one win was against an FCS team – but to be fair the cops had to take to the streets to hit Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Memphis and Houston play.

The East Carolina loss wasn’t okay, but the loss to Temple was on the road and the final game was a loss to UCF. It might not have looked like it, but the Bulls really played better over the year.

Now the team returns with veterans, depth, options and more talent from the transfer portal.

And now it’s time to pump things up again.

Set the USF Bulls Regular Season Win Total to… 3.5

This is going to be a far better team that should have a few issues and that’s what it takes to get a good run.

USF is going to beat Florida A&M, and it has to find a way to get past Tulsa and / or Houston and / or Temple at home to change that.

In NC State, Florida, at BYU, at SMU – that’s all in the first five games.

Houston, Cincinnati, in Tulane, at UCF. This is November.

But it’s about how quickly the program can improve. The defense cannot and will not be worse, there will be more big games from the passing game, and the rebuilding that was undertaken last year will pay off.

– What you need to know: Offense | defense
– Top player | Key to the season
– USF schedule analysis

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