Monday, 13 April 2020

April 13, 2020

2020 USF Bulls Football Preview

2019 Record:  4-8 (2-6)

2019 Scoring Offense: 17.7
2019 Scoring Defense: 30.1

2019 Offensive Rank: 115
2019 Defensive Rank: 75

Returning Offensive Production:  68%
Returning Defensive Production:  74%

2020 Recruiting Rank:  101

Offense: Quarterback will be the big story for the Bulls going into the 2020 season.  Returning starter Jordan McCloud returns and is healthy.  He will face competition in the spring, notably from Cade Fortin, a North Carolina transfer.  The skill players are average, and the line, while improved, will still be a weakness.  Don't expect much improvement on this side of the ball in 2020.

Defense: The line was dreadful in 2019, and all 2 players with experience are gone.  The linebacking group is mostly intact, but average.  The secondary is the most solid unit on this team, but without much help up front that may not amount to much.

Overall:  New Coach Jeff Scott has his work cut out for him.  Anything more that duplicating last year's 4 wins would be a surprise.

Projected Record: 3-9

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