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Spotlight shines on South Florida's debut vs. Louisville

Ten years ago, the University of South Florida decided it would build a football program. Jim Leavitt was hired as coach, two years before his team played a game.

His first office was an abandoned trailer.

Back then, Leavitt could only dream of playing in a major conference, against a nationally-ranked team, in front of a large home crowd and an ESPN television audience.