The 15th and final practice of the spring for the South Florida Bulls takes place at 5:00pm this afternoon in the USF Soccer/Track & Field Stadium, in the form of the Green and Gold Bowl, an intrasquad scrimmage. While last week's spring game was an ugly, dispiriting 10-7 affair, the Green and Gold Bowl could be a different story.
Coach Skip Holtz told the media last week that the Green and Gold Bowl would be set up like last year's spring game, which was the final spring practice of 2010. The defenses were severely limited and both offenses opened it up, resulting in a highly entertaining but meaningless 49-31 game and a pile of passing yards. Which might be good for the quarterbacks' self-esteem heading into offseason workouts, considering how badly B.J. Daniels and backup Bobby Eveld played last Saturday.
Adam Adkins of the Tribune caught up with quarterbacks coach Peter Vaas after Wednesday's practice and talked about USF's top three signal-callers.
On B.J. Daniels:
"Coach (Todd) Fitch used the statistics; I think we were like 9 for 12 on first down throwing the football and on third down we were 0 for 9... So much of B.J., being as intense a young man as he is, he’s got to learn to contain that emotion and that hyperness... When he gets an intensity to him, that hurts him. As much as anything BJ is learning to control his body language, his tempo, his rhythm."
On Bobby Eveld:
"Bobby has always been a quick study, very sharp mentally, and I think he’s maintained that. I think Bobby has to recognize some of his limitations. He’s had some decisions this spring that probably weren’t the best, where he can protect the ball a little bit more."
And on incoming freshman Matt Floyd, who put up the best numbers by far in the spring game:
"Matt did a lot of things pretty well to the naked eye. As we look at it as coaches he knew what to do. Now he’s got to learn how to do it."
The Green and Gold Bowl starts at 5:00pm as part of USF Day on campus. The football scrimmage is free, one of several sporting events and festivals taking place at USF on Saturday.
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