In a switch, USF is playing catch up

Originally Published: September 26, 2013
By Andrea Adelson | ESPN.com

Three short seasons ago, USF rejoiced following an overtime victory over Miami, proof once again the commuter school in Tampa could take down one of the traditional powers in the state.

Miami promptly fired coach Randy Shannon. Losing to USF? Simply unacceptable at a program with five national championships. Unacceptable at Florida State, too. The Noles also lost to USF, in 2009, in what turned out to be Bobby Bowden's final season.

Those two victories stand as signature moments ...

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