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Bulls returning to roots for first practice

USF football coach Willie Taggart (center) is honoring the 20th season of Bulls football by holding his first workout of 2016 on the program's original practice field.

OCTAVIO JONES | Times

USF football coach Willie Taggart (center) is honoring the 20th season of Bulls football by holding his first workout of 2016 on the program's original practice field.

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In recognition of the upcoming 20th season of USF football, the Bulls are going old-school -- and old-sod -- for their inaugural practice of 2016.

The Bulls announced their first preseason workout, Thursday at 10 a.m., will be held on the program's original practice fields just north of the Morsani Practice Complex. The public is invited.

“We thought it would be a nice nod to the history of our program and how far it has come to begin practice for our 20th season on the fields where the program began,” Coach Willie Taggart said in a school news release.

Taggart, who has operated one of the most liberal open-practice policies in Division I in recent years, is going slightly more conservative this time. Only the first three practices -- Thursday, Friday and Saturday -- will be open to the public. Seven August workouts were open in 2015.

The first two practices will feature veterans only (freshmen will practice at a different time), with the first full-squad workout set for Saturday. All are scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

The Friday and Saturday workouts will be held at the Morsani Complex. Fans are encouraged to park in the Sycamore lot on the east end of campus near 50th street.

[Last modified: Friday, July 29, 2016 4:44pm]

    

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