Holtz: Roster decisions could be done Monday
USF coach Skip Holtz has nearly finished a busy summer on the local speaking circuit -- I listened to him speak Wednesday to the Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce on USF's campus, and he still has a Kiwanis Club meeting Friday in Lakeland. There's a consistent theme to what he's said this summer, in optimism and positivity toward his first season and the potential he sees in his new team.
One thing Holtz mentioned after his lunch was that ideally, he'd have his roster settled as soon as Monday, a full week before he heads up to Newport, R.I., for the Big East's preseason football media gathering, and nine days before the Bulls report. That means answers on potential transfers like Colorado running back Darrell Scott, N.C. State receiver Donald Bowens and others, as well as which players won't be back with the Bulls to open up spots for the late arrivals.
Linebacker/defensive end Glen Stanley, who is hoping to be released from his letter of intent to Southern Cal, said Wednesday that his request was denied by the Trojans, but he has appealed that decision to the NCAA and is waiting to hear back. He can't talk to schools until he's granted his release, but he said he's narrowed his list of schools he's interested in to two: USF and Florida State.
We don't know for a fact that USF wants Stanley, and of course, there could be other potential additions we have no idea about -- we likely wouldn't know about Scott if he hadn't posted his interest in USF on Facebook.com.