QB Matt Floyd in Charge of South Florida Bulls Turnaround

By Andy Schmidt
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

There are just some seasons where you want it to end as quickly as possible. The South Florida Bulls faced that kind of year last season with a 3-9 record

It is a new year though for South Florida and with that will come a new starting quarterback as Matt Floyd takes over. The sophomore threw for 466 yards last season while going 57-for-110 passing. He may have thrown five interceptions and not a single touchdown but he is going to be counted on to turn the fortunes of the Bulls around.

Floyd played a ton in the team’s last three games in 2012 and wasn’t successful at all as the Bulls got pounded in all three of those games. It is going to be very critical that he starts strong this year just so he can build up his confidence and prove he is a capable starter. I’m not concerned about two of the first three games but once those games are completed, he has a major job ahead of him.

South Florida did finish in last place in the Big East last year and while there are some teams that weren’t much better than the Bulls in 2012, the transition to Floyd as the full-time starter will take time. It could turn into another season where South Florida finishes with just three or four wins unless Floyd can show some sort of turnaround quickly. I like what he can do and he did complete over 50 percent of his passes last year so there is hope there. The amount of hope is debatable, however.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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