Day 2: Holtz splits practice between old, young
Blazing hot this morning as USF's veterans had their second practice of the fall -- Skip Holtz has the freshmen (and some younger players) going this afternoon because students who took Summer B classes have their last classes this morning.
-- Not as much to glean from today's morning workout -- again, every time I'm seeing Chaz Hine, he's working at center, as he was this morning, flanked by guards Jeremiah Warren and Danous Estenor in drills. So the only real battle on the starting line is whether the Bulls use that middle three, or put Kevin McCaskill at center and keep Hine at guard, with Estenor as first off the bench.
-- Few new special-teams roles: As Maikon Bonani was attempting field goals at practice, punter Chris Veron was working as holder and did a good job. And when the Bulls went to their punt unit, it was defensive tackle Luke Sager who was barking out protection orders as the "up back" in front of Veron, with defensive ends Anthony Hill and Patrick Hampton on each side as blockers on either side of the snap.
-- Looks like fumbles might have been an issue in Thursday's opening practice, as several players were carrying footballs as they went through the warmup runs at the start of practice. Quarterbacks B.J. Daniels and Bobby Eveld were, as were running backs Demetris Murray, Darrell Scott and Marcus Shaw, as well as receivers Joel Miller and Victor Marc. Speaking of Eveld, I barely recognized him, as he had a buzz cut as a true freshman back when he rallied USF to victory at Miami, but eight months later, his hair is Evan Landi long.