It appears the USF football program will undergo a first under new head coach Skip Holtz.
The former East Carolina coach wants the Bulls to hold most of their pre-season training camp at the Vero Beach Sports Village (the old Dodgertown), which is the former long time training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The complex has a large housing area that could accommodate the entire team, coaching staff and other personnel deemed important to the camp.
The younger Holt got the idea to do a training camp from his dad, Lou Holtz, when he was head coach at Notre Dame. Skip did it when he was head coach at Connecticut and liked it.
He says it helps build team chemistry and sharpens each player’s focus with the minimal amount of distraction. The team would likely start practicing there on August 6th and spend about two weeks there before returning for the start of classes on August 23d.