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Holtz: Bogan, even Griffin may play vs. FAU

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Encouraging news on the injured USF receiver front, as Bulls coach Skip Holtz, speaking on the Big East's weekly teleconference, said he's "encouraged" by the progress of Dontavia Bogan, who missed Saturday's game with a right ankle injury but could return this week against Florida Atlantic.

"I think he's making tremendous strides. He's really doing a great job with his treatment," Holtz said. "I thought he came out there and ran around (Sunday) much better than I expected. Having today off as an academic day, I would expect for him to come out there Tuesday even that much more ready to go. I'm very encouraged with him, and really even very encouraged with what I saw out of Sterling (Griffin) last night."

Griffin, who has missed USF's first three games recovering from a dislocated ankle he suffered this summer, had been targeted to return for next week's home game against Syracuse, but Holtz said returning against the Owls is possible.

"There's a possibility of this week, seeing the way he ran around," Holtz said. "I know the trainer is still very cautious, and we'll have to see how that goes this week. The way he was running around last night, he went through everything and did a nice job with it."

The return of two projected starters entering the season would be a huge boost for USF's passing game, which has struggled without proven receivers for quarterback B.J. Daniels. USF set a record low with 57 passing yards in Saturday's win against Western Kentucky, attempting only 11 passes, one more than the low in the Bulls' 14-year history.

[Last modified: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:29pm]

    

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