Bulls relieved to have QB Daniels back at practice
Two days after he went down with an injury to his left hamstring, USF quarterback B.J. Daniels was back at practice, easing back into drills with the hopes of being back at full strength by early next week.
"You always worry about hamstring issues that can be prolonged, but he came back today and did some work, feels good," offensive coordinator Todd Fitch said by phone from Vero Beach. "We'll be smart through the weekend with him. I don't know how much we'll do this weekend with him. What I hope is that Monday, Tuesday, he's 100 percent as we try to pare down our depth chart. ... He said he felt good and I was pleased."
Daniels went down awkwardly as he scrambled toward the sidelines in Tuesday's morning workout, but his quick return has been encouraging for USF at a position with limited depth. Daniels' top backups, sophomore Bobby Eveld and true freshman Matt Floyd, both got more reps over the last three practices while Daniels has been limited, and Fitch has been pleased by their progress.
"It's a good experience for them," Fitch said. "Bobby, about four days ago, had what we'd consider a subpar day. Since then, he's gotten better every day. He's really comfortable. He's come out of his shell and his personality started to come out. Matt has been up and down as any freshman will be, but he's still shown us a lot of flashes where he's going to be a really good quarterback. He has some intangibles we really like a lot."