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Bulls give linebacker Griffiths a look at fullback



USF coach Skip Holtz continues to experiment with players in new positions this spring, as redshirt freshman linebacker Chase Griffiths moved to fullback during Wednesday's practice.


"It was just an exploratory move on Wednesday, just to see how he might respond and react," Holtz said Thursday. "We're just trying to find some depth, and he wasn't in the two deep at linebacker. He's a great young man with a great attitude. We'll move him there full-time on Monday."

Griffiths is listed at 6-foot-3, 224 pounds, but Holtz said he's closer to 240 now, and while he didn't play running back in high school at North Florida Christian in Tallahassee, he'll get a look there this spring. The Bulls expect to use more two-back sets than they have in recent seasons.

"We won't always have a fullback, but there are different situations in a game where we'll want to use one," Holtz said. "It's a position where we need to build a little more depth."

On Monday, USF announced that tight end Isaac Virgin would be working at fullback, though he'll split time between the two positions. Virgin and senior Richard Kelly are the players listed on USF's depth chart at fullback.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:25pm]


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