Spring Report: Leavitt Runs 5.72, Spring Game Rosters Unveiled

April 09, 2009
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Leavitt Runs a 5.72
Coach Leavitt guaranteed he would run the 40-yard dash in under six seconds.

He predicted he would run a 5.9 second 40-yard dash.

Then he came out on Thursday afternoon and blew the doors off with a 5.72 on a digital timing system at the USF practice fields.  The sprint was all in good fun and a little competition with Bulls students.

Leavitt's time is the standard for students that tried out for the USF Student Combine. All students that beat Coach Leavitt will receive a free t-shirt emblazoned with "I'm Faster Than Leavitt." 

Four finalists will compete in the 40-yard dash, shuttle run, 3-cone drill and broad jump on the field at Raymond James Stadium Saturday night during the Spring Game. 

Coach Leavitt's Television Schedule
Head coach Jim Leavitt will be on television plenty over the next three days.  On Friday he will be on ESPN2's First Take at approximatly 11:30 a.m. Eastern with former Tampa TV man Jay Crawford.  The show reairs from Noon-2 p.m. Eastern in case you miss it live.

On Saturday he'll be working the sidelines during the Spring Game, although he won't be coaching as actively as usual.  The assistants run the show during the Spring Game.  At halftime, Bright House Sports Network will interview him.

Sunday night, CJL will be in studio with local sportscaster Al Keck on ABC-WFTS.  Leavitt is scheduled to go live at 11:30 p.m.

Green & White Rosters Announced
After a grueling hour long draft with honorary coaches Vin Hoover and Jeff Reynolds, the rosters for the annual Spring Game are ready for the public:

Green Roster   White Roster
Honorary Coach - Vin Hoover   Honorary Coach - Jeff Reynolds
Coach Scott   Coach Simmonds
Coach Franks   Coach Canales
Coach Bird   Coach McGeoghan
Coach Tresey   Coach Blackwell
Coach Hendrick   Coach Patrick
QB - Daniels   QB - Grothe/Landi
DE - Marshall/Harris/Selvie   DE - Bedford/Hampton
OT - Estenor/Sims   OT - Popek/Jackson
C - McCaskill   C - McGowan
DT - Grissom/Hill/Fonua   DT - McClain/McCaskill
OG - Hine/Edwards/Hermann/Genus   OG - Garvin/Powe/Warren
TE - Kelly/Hawkins   TE - Busbee/Ketchel/Luberice/Shields
LB - Robinson/Spires/Delisca/Wilson/Geaney   LB - Joseph/Sanchez/Lanaris/ Breen

WR - Bogan/Richardson/J. Wilson/Sherman


WR - Wilkins/Samuels/Love/Mitchell/

S - Young/Sinclair   S - Allen/Lejiste
CB - Murphy/Butler/Baker/Baldwin   CB - Washington/Perkins/Lane
RB - Plancher/Miller/Taylor   RB - Ford/Murray
P - Alvarado   P - Petrov/Brockhaus-Kann
K - Schwartz   K - Bonani

Select-A- Seat Prior to Saturday's Spring Game
to the start of the annual Spring Game, the USF Athletics Ticket Office will offer fans interested in purchasing season tickets the opportunity to enter the stadium between 5 and 6 p.m. to view available seats.

The Select-A-Seat program allows prospective ticket holders a chance to plop down in the available seats and get a first-hand view of where they could be located throughout the USF football season.

All available ticked seats will be marked and available for sale on-site.

Fans that are interested should arrive at Raymond James at 5 p.m. and come to Gate C or they call 1-800-GoBulls (during standard business hours) to arrange an appointment with the Ticket Sales staff.

Season Tickets start at $88, which is the lowest price point among BCS schools in the state of Florida and one of the lowest in all of BCS football.

As an added bonus, all new season ticket holders that purchase a ticket at the spring game will be invited down to the field during the game where they can watch the action for a portion of the contest.  They will also get a complimentary photo taken on the field at Ray Jay.

The six-game home schedule features West Virginia (Friday, Oct. 30) and Miami (Saturday, Nov. 28).  Also coming to Raymond James Stadium are defending BIG EAST Champion Cincinnati, Louisville, Charleston Southern and Wofford.

















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