At least one national broadcast analyst is picking South Florida to make the national championship. That would be ESPNâ€™s Beano Cook, who made the prediction Tuesday morning on a Seattle radio station. Hereâ€™s the transcript from a USF blog:
Cook: "If I had to pick two teams right now to play for the national title, if I had to pick two, it’d be Penn State to play South Florida."
Host: "South Florida? How? Oh, you said South Florida. Well, who would you root for, Beano? Would you pull for the bully, Penn State and Joe Paterno?"
Cook: "South Florida, I’m a Big East fan. We’re in the worst conference, I would root for them."
Host: "You think the South Florida Bulls are going to run it."
Cook: "Well, why, yeah. You’re asking me. I thought USC was going to run it. Sports Illustrated thought Georgia would play for the national title."
Host: "Well, they’ve got No. 24 Connecticut at home, a game at West Virginia. They’ve got Pittsburgh coming up this weekend, they’ve got Syracuse — that will be a win. At Louisville, Louisville’s down. Oh, boy."
Louisville owes South Florida a big time embarrassment similar to those the Cards have suffered in three straight losses in Tampa. The Bulls have never won in Louisville. Knocking them out of contention for anything would be sweet.
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