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2011 Football Training Camp Central: Day 12
Skip Holtz Jerrell Young               Michael Lanaris                                
Defensive Line Photos Practice Photos     

ESPN.com
Opening camp: USF
USF's Renaissance Man: Chaz Hine
Armando Sanchez working hard for USF

St. Pete Times
Remaining on the rise

Forte hopes to be part of USF Bulls' legacy at DE
Love, Griffin set injuries aside to give Bulls experience at WR
Center Hine feeling settled
Holtz, Bulls come together in Vero Beach
Familiarity leads to confidence for Holtz in Year 2
USF Bulls cornerback Quenton Washington matures on, off field
USF Bulls offensive lineman Estenor lifts car to free trapped man

Tampa Tribune
USF's well-traveled Scott humbled and motivated

Bulls' Giddins taking his game up a notch
Daniels could put Bulls over top in BIG EAST
Hine embraces being center of attention
Smith notices change in Webster
Holtz excited after first look at freshmen
USF gets votes in USA Today coaches poll
USF has intense summer with Golden, Hovan

Year 2 upbeat for Holtz, Bulls

Day 1 - Aug. 4
Day 2 - Aug. 5
Day 3 - Aug. 6
Day 4 - Aug. 7
Day 5 - Aug. 8
Day 6 - Aug. 9
Day 7 - Aug. 10
Day 8 - Aug. 11
Day 9 - Aug. 12
Day 10 - Aug. 13
Day 11 - Aug. 14
Day 12 - Aug. 15
Day 13 - Aug. 16
Day 14 - Aug. 17
Day 15 - Aug. 18
Day 16 - Aug. 19
Day 17 - Aug. 20
Day 18 - Aug. 21

Season tickets for the 2011 football season, which start as low as $65, can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-GoBulls.

Individual home game tickets for the first three USF home games versus Ball State, Florida A&M and UTEP are currently on-sale. Fans may purchase single-game tickets over the phone at 1-800-745-3000, on-line at Ticketmaster.com, or in person at any local Wal-Mart store or the USF Ticket Office. The remaining four home football games will go on-sale on Monday, Oct. 10 at 9 a.m.

USF football season ticket holders currently have an exclusive pre-sale option to purchase single-game tickets to any of USF's seven home games by using the special passcode. Season ticket holders should contact the USF Ticket Office with any questions regarding the exclusive pre-sale.

Don't forget to catch your Bulls on the road this season. Road game tickets are currently on-sale for all 2011 road contests. Contact the USF Ticket Office for further details and pricing information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VERO BEACH, Fla. – When Keith McCaskill came to USF from Godby High School in 2007, he was a 231-pound linebacker looking to wreak havoc on Bulls' opponents. Five years later and 58 pounds heavier, he is the senior leader of a defensive tackles unit looking to replace the production of one of the top players in Bulls' history, Terrell McClain. But for McCaskill, overcoming challenges is nothing new. He's been doing it his whole career. From a position change to anything else he's encountered, McCaskill just keeps on moving.

"His desire to play the game has always been there," said defensive tackles coach Kevin Patrick. "What Keith has had to do over time and where he's earned a lot of respect from the coaches and players is he's continuously worked on doing the little things right, on and off the field."

Even as McCaskill was adjusting to the position change, he had an unquestioned work ethic. He believes that regardless of what you encounter, continuous hard work will eventually lead you to success in whatever you're doing. It's something he learned from his father, Nathaniel.

"My father is one of the hardest working men I know," McCaskill said. "He'll do anything he can to provide for his children, so I think I get it from him. I guess you can apply it to football because there are so many ups and downs, you just have to stay focused and keep grinding through hard times. It will come eventually."

Now, McCaskill is a senior on the defensive line, taking on the leadership role of that position group and passing on his experiences to the younger players. His persistence has put him in a position to succeed and be a major factor in what the 2011 team will accomplish. So, he can share those experiences to help the younger players see that the hard work does eventually pay off.

"He's made mistakes in his life, not major ones, but little things, and that experience of being able to say if you don't do it this way, this is what the reaction is going to be," Patrick added. "He's able to tell the younger guys and show them the way. He was like them and he can tell them what he did. The other guys can relate to him, so he can provide some leadership qualities to these guys."

McCaskill knows he can share his experiences and because of that, he's made himself available to the other members of the group.

"I always want the other guys on the defensive line to see me as a person they can come to," McCaskill noted. "I always try to lend a helping hand. If they need any help in anything, I can show them good examples and bad examples, but I think that helps me get the point across."

His mates on the defensive line agree. Both Anthony Hill, who has dealt with moving from defensive tackle to defensive end this fall, and Cory Grissom spoke glowingly about what McCaskill brings to the table.

"He's always there to help," Hill noted. "We can count on him. He's been down this road and knows what it takes. He's a fighter. He never stops and I think that is a great example for the rest of us."

 

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When the Carolina Panthers took Terrell McClain in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft, he became the third Bulls' defensive lineman to be drafted in the last two years, which is the most of any FBS school in the state of Florida. Last season, Jason Pierre-Paul was taken in the first round with the 15th pick overall by the New York Giants and George Selvie was a seventh-round selection by the St. Louis Rams.

 

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Today's question from Jim Sandoval on Facebook:
How is B.J. (Daniels) feeling? 

Answer: 
I'm feeling much better. I'm still a little tight so we're doing a lot of stretching to try and loosen things up, but I got a lot of mental reps the last couple of days. I was back out there today and things are going good. I feel much more comfortable in the system this year and hopefully that will translate to a good season. The team is working hard and we're getting some good work done here in Vero Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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