Genus, Bogan play in All-Star Game, apparently
USF center Sampson Genus and receiver Dontavia Bogan participated in Sunday's Eastham Energy College All-Star Game in Tempe, Ariz., though it hasn't been easy getting details on how they fared in the first-year senior showcase game.
The game's official site still hasn't been updated to show that the game was played -- prominent links still advertise tickets and even how to nominate players for the game. Reached by phone on Monday, game organizers said they did not have stats for the game and would be checking with Arizona State, which hosted the game at Sun Devil Stadium; an Arizona State official said there were no stats because no stat crew was hired.
Genus and Bogan played on the "Stripes" team, which won 40-34 according to the Arizona Republic, which seems to be the only print media outlet to cover the event. Fox Sports Arizona, which broadcast the game, has some video highlights on their site, though I couldn't spot Genus or Bogan. We were, however, able to track down the Stripes' head coach, former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme, who is now at Division III McMurray State.
Mumme had high praise for Genus, saying that he chose him as one of his team captains and started him at center. "He did a great job," Mumme said, noting that despite more than 60 pass attempts, the line gave up only one sack.
"I think Bogan is a guy who has some possibilities," Mumme said. "He has good size, good body control." Mumme said Bogan caught a few passes but on other throws "didn't hold onto them too good."
The Republic posted a slideshow of pictures from the game -- this one has two players with USF logos on their helmets, but neither is actually from USF. Oddly, the offensive MVP of the game was a player from the host Sun Devils, Brandon Smith, who had just one catch for 9 yards this season for Arizona State.