Asiantii Woulard no longer with USF
In what amounted to a surreal mic-drop moment, Bulls coach Willie Taggart ended his weekly press conference Tuesday by announcing third-string QB Asiantii Woulard no longer is with the team.
Taggart didn't elaborate, but school spokesman Brian Siegrist said Woulard, who transferred last summer from UCLA, will remain in classes for the time being.
Woulard's departure represents the latest chapter in a mostly futile collegiate odyssey for the Winter Park High alumnus, once deemed the nation's top dual-threat quarterback by ESPN. In three-plus seasons, including two at UCLA, Woulard has not taken a snap in a college game.
Originally a Bulls commitment before signing with UCLA, he left the Bruins program two summers ago and sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules.
Teeming with velocity and physical upside (6-foot-3, 215 pounds), he was projected to challenge 2015 starter Quinton Flowers for the first-team job this season, but ended spring drills third on the depth chart behind Flowers and redshirt freshman Brett Kean. A foot fracture earlier this summer further hindered him.
With Flowers absent from practice Tuesday to be with his girlfriend (who delivered a baby daughter Monday), Kean and freshman Chris Oladokun were the only quarterbacks at Tuesday's practice.
Flowers is expected back Wednesday, Taggart said.