South Florida's win a paradigm shift for Sunshine State football
A paradigm just shifted in the Sunshine State.
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To add insult to injury for Florida State, the Bulls beat the Seminoles on Saturday not with star quarterback
Saturday, Daniels threw for 215 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also ran for 124 yards. More importantly, USF's defensive line dominated FSU's offensive front, sacking quarterback
So now that USF has made history, the Bulls have to avoid repeating their history. On Sept. 28, 2007, the Bulls shocked West Virginia. Two weeks later they rose to No. 2 after beating Florida Atlantic and UCF. Then they lost their next three games -- all in the Big East.
Saturday's win will help recruiting, but the Bulls won't see any tangible results until at least next year. But USF also proved Saturday it it has the athletes to win the Big East. So instead of celebrating the win against FSU, the Bulls need to concentrate on beating Syracuse next week and taking the first step toward the program's next paradigm shift.