Tampa Bay TimesBarring something wacky, such as East Carolina shocking Temple, USF's regular season will end Saturday. And the ridiculous season will commence. As sure as turkey induces drowsiness, Willie Taggart's name will be attached to possible coaching vacancies in every nook of the nation, and rightfully so.
Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — His college debut coincided with his 18th birthday. USF safety Nate Godwin presumed he'd unwrap a few gifts and wrap up a few McNeese State ball carriers. A cakewalk in lieu of cake.
Tampa Bay TimesBackfield battleLSU LB Arden Key said Florida's Jordan Scarlett (below) might be one of the top five backs in the country. The one Scarlett goes up against Saturday isn't bad, either. Florida State: Dalvin Cook242 rushes1,467 yards17 touchdowns
Tampa Bay TimesEach week Times staff writers Matt Baker and Joey Knight will handicap what the field might look like for the national championship game on Jan. 9. Don't like their picks? Give us yours.Joey Knight
Tampa Bay TimesThroughout the season, the Tampa Bay Times will rank all 18 previous college football national title games (dating to the start of the BCS era), from worst to first. Today, we reflect on a night when Michael Vick and Peter Warrick provided performances more intoxicating than anything poured on nearby Bourbon Street.No. 6: FSU 46, Virginia Tech 29
Tampa Bay TimesIf Saturday afternoon's triumphant players -- be they from USF or UCF -- aren't careful hoisting the rivalry's new trophy, the "War on I-4" could regress into the Hernia in Hillsborough.
Tampa Bay TimesGAINESVILLE -- Florida Gators coach Jim McElwain often praises opponents - no pregame bulletin-board material here - but he was gushing about Florida State star running back Dalvin Cook today.
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