Spring Report: Coach Holtz Unveils First Depth Chart

March 29, 2010
BullsVision Coverage: Lindsey Lamar
BullsVision Coverage: Skip Holtz

BullsVision Coverage: Lindsey Lamar
BullsVision Coverage: Skip Holtz

University of South Florida head coach Skip Holtz announced an initial depth chart at the start of practice on Monday afternoon.

The depth chart is the first of the spring and the first of the Holtz tenure.

Among the notable items on the depth chart are a few position changes:

*  Sophomore Lindsey Lamar has been moved from running back to wide receiver, where the coaches hope to display his world-class speed. 

*  Redshirt-freshman Isaac Virgin, who reeled in a long catch in Saturday’s scrimmage, has moved from tight end to fullback and is currently backing up Richard Kelly.

* Junior Jeremiah Warren has moved from offensive tackle to offensive guard, while part-time starter Jamar Bass is in the top spot at left tackle.

* Defensively, sophomore Jon Lejiste is in the lead spot at strong safety after playing primarily at nickel in 2009. 

* Redshirt-freshman Luke Sager is second on the depth chart at defensive tackle behind Terrell McClain.  Sager was previously listed as a defensive end.

* As expected, senior Jacquian Williams has stepped into the lead role at strong side linebacker, while sophomore Sam Barrington is in the No. 1 spot at middle linebacker.

* Sophomore tight end Jeff Hawkins, who played sparingly in 2009, debuted as the top tight end.  He is backed up, in order, by Andrew Ketchel and Andreas Shields.

*  Eric Schwartz is listed No. 1 at kicker, ahead of Maikon Bonani, who redshirted last season due to injury.  At punter Justin Brockhaus-Kann is ahead of freshman Renato Proia.

The full depth chart is at the bottom of this article or can be accessed here.

Pro Day is Almost Here
We are less than 24 hours from the USF Football Pro Day. The workouts begin in the weight room at 1 p.m. and will conclude on the USF Soccer Stadium field at approximately 5 p.m.

USF is expecting 45 NFL scouts, coaches and team personnel. Among the most recognizable expected in attendance are Bears head coach Lovie Smith, Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and Bucs head coach Raheem Morris.

All eyes will be on Jason Pierre-Paul, who is expected to only do positional drills. Carlton Mitchell, Kion Wilson, George Selvie and Jerome Murphy are all expected to run 40-yard dash and then take part in positional drills. Nate Allen, who missed the running and agility events at the NFL Combine, is expected to do those on Tuesday, as well as positional drills.

GoUSFBulls.com and BullsVision will have extensive and complete coverage of the Pro Day. We'll have camera men focused on the six players that were invited to the NFL Combine, as well as former Bulls star Matt Grothe and the rest of the NFL hopefuls.

Other that are expected to work out are Aaron Harris, Delbert Alvarado, Dexter Baldwin, Craig Breen, Ben Busbee, Jessie Hester, Cameron Perkins, Chris Robinson and Theo Wilson.

Spring Game Details
The 2010 USF Spring Game will be held at Raymond Jame Stadium at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. Coach Holtz announced today that the format will be the same as a standard game with four 15-minute quarters.

The USF marketing team is working on some unique fan interactive experiences that we will announce ASAP.

  Defensive End Defensive Tackle   Defensive Tackle Defensive End  
  Bedford McClain   Keith McCaskill Marshall  
  Giddins Sager   Grissom Hampton  
  Davis Hill   Stirrups Forte  
    Strong LB Middle LB Weak LB    
    J. Williams Barrington Joseph    
    Spires Lanaris Lattimore    
  Cornerback Free Safety   Strong Safety Cornerback  
  Washington Raymond   Lejiste Webster  
  Bryant Jenkins   Young Baker  
Tight End Tackle Guard Center Guard Tackle  
Hawkins Bass Warren Genus Hine Sims  
Ketchel Popek Powe Kevin McCaskill Estenor Edwards  
X Wide Receiver   Running Back Daniels Full Back   Z Wide Receiver
Bogan   Plancher Eppes Kelly   Love
Griffin   Murray   Virgin   Lamar
Landi   Battles       Hornes
Special Teams
    Kickers   Punters    
    Schwartz   Brockhaus-Kann    
    Bonani   Proia    

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