WVU's Struggles Vs. USF Defy Logic


Yes, South Florida has developed a solid program, but WVU always has gone into the games between the teams with a better record. Only once in the five years the teams have played has USF even been ranked, and that season the Mountaineers were 13 spots higher.

The Bulls have had talented players, too. Last year, five of them were drafted as compared to just one Mountaineer. But there are still more WVU players active in the NFL than there are USF products.

And, no, coaching probably hasn't had much to do with it, either. Bill Stewart is 1-1 against USF and Rich Rodriguez was 1-2. Jim Leavitt was the South Florida coach in all five previous games, but he was fired after his last four teams went 3-0, 6-0, 5-0 and 5-0 to start and then 6-4, 3-4, 3-5 and 3-5 to finish those...

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