Marc cameo at QB? Bulls looking at all options
Open weeks in college football are an opportunity to experiment, and as Matt Floyd and Bobby Eveld compete to be USF's starting quarterback next week at Miami, the Bulls are getting another player a look there as well.
Senior receiver Victor Marc, who played quarterback in high school and for part of his freshman year at USF, took snaps during Wednesday's practice in a Wildcat look. While he looked comfortable back in his old position, though he said it's been a while since he got any significant reps as a quarterback.
"Learning experience," Marc said after the morning practice. "Just trying to do everything the coaches want me to do, just trying to provide help that we need right now. It's going back and focusing on the little things."
The Bulls need a new passer because senior B.J. Daniels was lost to a broken bone at the base of his left leg -- Daniels' running ability made it less necessary for USF to utilize any kind of Wildcat look, since that running threat was always there with Daniels. Last year, when Daniels missed a game due to a shoulder injury and Eveld started against Louisville, Marc made a cameo, converting on a fourth-and-short play out of a direct snap.
"We have to go back to the drawing board, learn everything I can during the off-week," said Marc, who has practiced exclusively at slot receiver this season, catching 12 passes for 125 yards.
INJURY UPDATE: USF is practicing without pads this week to minimize the potential for any additional injuries -- several key players continue to be held out as they recover from losses in the UConn game and before. Receiver D'Vario Montgomery returned to practice Tuesday, while senior guard Mark Popek started jogging as he recovers from an ankle injury. Tight end Evan Landi remains on crutches, and guard Danous Estenor (ankle), receiver Derrick Hopkins (knee) and safety Jon Lejiste (ankle) were among those held out Wednesday.