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By TOM ZEBOLD

USF Senior Writer

TAMPA - The Bulls are just days away from re-heating their in-state rivalry with Miami but their quarterback situation is still in wait-and-see mode.

Head coach Skip Holtz addressed the media during his weekly press conference on Tuesday and said he's still waiting for Matt Floyd and Bobby Eveld to step up as the guy to replace injured B.J. Daniels as the starter. Both players got equal reps during the bye last week and the trend is continuing this week to see who stands out.

"We've talked about letting them roll, which we did last week, and we're doing it again this week until really the clear-cut starter is defined and right now that really hasn't been the case," Holtz said. "I think both of them are doing an excellent job. They're both completing about 63 percent of their passes and you're waiting statistically for one of them to take it."

Daniels crutched his way to a meeting with the media on Tuesday and was upbeat despite dealing with an injury that ended his season in USF's last game, a 13-6 win over UConn on Nov. 3. USF's senior finished second in all-purpose yards in the program's history and has confidence in the next QB taking snaps as the starter no matter which name emerges.

"Bobby and Matt both are always in the film room and are always doing good things in practice," he said. "When I was the starter, you only got to see glimpses of it because I was mostly working with the first team. Now that they're getting more and more reps you're starting to see more of what they can do."

Holtz Wants to See More of Miami and Florida's Other Big Names

Saturday will mark USF's last trip to Miami on the current contract between the programs and Holtz would like to see the Bulls make more visits to Sun Life Stadium in the future.

"I'm grateful we've had an opportunity to put this rivalry together," Holtz said. "I know it's starting to wind down here from a contract standpoint, but it's something that I'd love to see renewed for a long period of time just because it does create so much excitement and energy amongst the players, the fan base and everyone involved in the program."

Holtz didn't stop at Miami and carried the same thought over to the state of Florida's other big names when talking about future meetings.

"I think it's a great opportunity for us as a young program to play Miami, Florida State or Florida. I think those are all great opportunities," he said. "You look at all three of those programs have won not only conference championships, but national championships and so I think it's a great opportunity for us."

Cincinnati Game Time Set

The time for USF's game at Cincinnati on Friday, Nov. 23 has been set for 7 p.m. The contest will be televised nationally on ESPN.

 

 

 

 


  • Offensive lineman Danous Estenor and Mark Popek returned to practice on Tuesday and wound up going the whole way through after recovering from various injuries that kept them out of game action.
  • Freshman wide receiver D'Vario Montgomery also returned to practice along with running back Willie Davis.
  • Receiver Andre Davis (ankle) was limited in Tuesday's practice, but Holtz expects the sophomore to be a full go by Thursday.
  • Daniels had surgery on a broken bone in his left leg last week and should be healthy for USF's pro day in February. For more on Daniels' recovery process, his career at USF and his future, check back to GoUSFBulls.com on Wednesday.


 



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