And that's no BCS!
South Florida football coach Jim Leavitt isn't much for sentiment.
At least not for public displays of it during a game week.
Consider his response when a reporter asked whether, in a quiet moment, Leavitt ever finds himself amazed at the stunning rise of his program, which grew from dirt 11 years ago and is ranked No. 2 in the BCS standings with a legitimate shot at a national championship.
The Bulls (6-0 overall, 1-0 Big East) will put their highest-ever ranking on the line Thursday at Rutgers (4-2, 1-1) in a nationally televised game (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. ET).
I go past this campus every day on my way to work. The USF Bulls are so hot here that Bucs players are asked about them on their radio shows.
I am emotionally conflicted. I love USF, but how could I root against my alma mater? Would I survive if I showed up in a Tampa sports bar tomorrow night wearing my RU shirt?
The last RB to gain 100 yards on the Bulls D was RU's Ray Rice last year @ Tampa. I was @ that game and I wore my RU shirt in that stadium. RU won 22-20.