Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring game changes for USF

The first USF spring football game under new head coach Skip Holtz will have the “Bulls” facing “South Florida.”

It’s different than the previous games under former head coach Jim Leavitt, which featured the “Green” vs “White” teams.

Names were not the only changes made by Holtz.

The “South Florida” team will have the number one offense and number two defense on the USF depth chart while the “Bulls” will have the number one defense and number two offense. In previous years, Leavitt just divided up the teams and let them go at it.

One thing we do know is that two locals, who figured to be starters, will remain that way at least for Saturday’s game, slated to kickoff at 6 pm at Raymond James Stadium.

Receiver A.J. Love from Southeast High is listed as a starter as is safety Mistral Raymond from Palmetto High.

B.J. Daniels will start at quarterback, but won’t be live, which means he cannot be touched. The “Bulls” QB will be walk on Ryan Eppes. He is holding down the backup spot until 6-3, 195 pound Jamius Gunsby arrives on campus this summer from high school in LaGrange, Georgia.

Fans will probably see a lot more pro style offense with Daniels taking snaps under center, which is a big change from the spread offense used by Leavitt. Holtz has also said he doesn’t want his quarterback to be the team’s leading rusher, which has been the case for the past four years.

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