Contwition: WR Mitchell sorry for distractions
Can't tell if the headline works, or if it just seems like Elmer Fudd is filling in on the blog.
Anyway, receiver Carlton Mitchell spoke with the media on Tuesday and apologized for the distractions caused in USF's season opener when he sent two posts to Twitter.com within an hour of the Bulls' kickoff against Wofford. Mitchell has since deleted his account to avoid any future distractions.
"It gave off a bad vibe. I shouldn't have been using my Twitter the day of the game," Mitchell said. "I saw where Coach Leavitt and everyone was coming from. I didn't mean any harm. I deleted my account for (avoiding) future problems. I saw Coach Leavitt (stopped using) his. ... I can do without it."
Mitchell said he's motivated this season to show more consistency after what he said was a disappointing 2008 season. Saturday's 130-yard effort was his first 100-yard game in 22 months, and he leads the team with 10 catches and 167 yards. Last season, after six games, he had 11 catches for 131 yards.
"Last year, I know I hurt the team a lot. I made a promise to myself and my teammates I would be more committed," Mitchell said. "Just outside distractions, little stuff I kept messing up, but I know it made a big impact, probably cost a few games. I think about it almost every day. That's why I go so hard."