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Ex-Bulls QB Blackwell joins USF coaching staff



Former USF quarterback Marquel Blackwell, who still holds most of the school's career passing records, will return to the Bulls this fall as a program assistant, working under offensive coordinator Mike Canales.

Blackwell, who played for USF from 1999-2002, holds the school marks for touchdowns (67) and passing yards (9,108), though senior Matt Grothe will challenge those records this fall. Blackwell, who played under Canales during his first coaching stint with the Bulls, most recently coached at Freedom High, where he was head coach in 2007-08. He resigned in January, one week after he was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.

Blackwell is the second former USF standout to join Jim Leavitt's coaching staff in recent weeks -- former Bulls safety J.R. Reed is back is a graduate assistant, working with the defensive backs.

-- Individual tickets for USF's September home games against I-AA's Wofford and Charleston Southern are now on sale. Tickets start at $10, and fans can visit USF's official site for more information.

-- Watch List Watch List! Might have posted this before, but USF defensive end George Selvie is one of 38 defensive players on the initial watch list for the Lott Trophy, which goes to college football's top defensive player, with equal weight given to personal character as to athletic performance. Selvie was a quarterfinalist for the honor in 2008.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:54pm]


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