Holtz reiterates desire to return to Vero Beach
Lots more notes from USF coach Skip Holtz wrapping up his thoughts on spring drills with reporters Tuesday afternoon -- first, he did address the possibility of the Bulls returning to Vero Beach, where they trained at the former Dodgertown for two-a-day workouts last August.
Holtz said no decision has been made about returning to Vero Beach in August, but the coach is certainly hopeful of doing so after seeing the benefits the Bulls' time there had on the team chemistry in his first season.
"I want to go to Vero," Holtz said. "I want a camp atmosphere. It's just impossible to do here, dorm space wise, to get all our players into a dorm and make it work here. ... I want it to where we have a two-week period where we can really build this team with zero distractions, without the cars and girlfriends and social life and everything that goes on outside of football. I want a camp mentality. I think the players really enjoyed going to Vero Beach. The first two weeks of camp are going to be critical to where this football team is going to be."
USF held all of its preseasons under Jim Leavitt on campus, but Leavitt allowed players who lived in off-campus apartments to do so during two-a-days, something Holtz is not in favor of doing.