Spotlight shines on South Florida's debut vs. Louisville

From South Florida and Louisville's debut in the Big East to West Virginia's scary talent, the Big East is covered here.

Originally Published: September 21, 2005
By Joe Starkey | Special to ESPN.com
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.


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