Catching up: On Woulard, Woolard and others
Back at football practice this morning for the first time in more than a week -- lots of catching up to do, both with spring football and everything around it. We'll get to more things later in the day -- no access to Skip Holtz today, but we do get assistants and players after practice.
-- Asiantii Woulard, the talented Winter Park quarterback who had committed to USF for 2013, has backed off on that commitment, making it clear via Twitter that USF is "still one of my top favorites." Woulard was barely on the recruiting radar when he committed to USF in February, but with more schools noticing him in 7-on-7 competition at IMG Academy, the Bulls will have a much strong list of suitors to compete with. He talked with the Orlando Sentinel, calling his decision to commit "premature." The sound you hear is my editor rolling his eyes, as he does anytime we report a commit this far in advance of signing day. ...
-- USF athletic director Doug Woolard will get some national TV airtime tonight as he's a guest with a good friend from his St. Louis days, Bob Costas, on "Costas Tonight" at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Network (nee Versus). He's part of a panel on NCAA issues, along with ESPN's Jay Bilas, NBC's Doug Flutie and agent Drew Rosenhaus. Costas was co-chair of the Saint Louis search committee when Woolard got his first AD job with the Billikens in 1994. It's a solid appearance, the kind we would have mentioned if we have been alerted to it earlier than ... this morning.