New WRs coach pleased with emerging depth
USF junior Jake Sims smiles when asked about the question of chemistry on the offensive line this fall. The fourth-year player, a former walk-on expected to start at either center or right tackle said the current projected starters haven't played together extensively, but they know each other very well.
"We've got a really good chemistry," said Sims, one of USF's most experienced returning linemen. "I know Jeremiah (Warren) is a year behind me and (Zach) Hermann, but he's been with us since our first two-a-days. He was actually out mowing the lawns that fall (before enrolling in January 2007). I know him and Kevin (McCaskill) really well."
Even newcomer Jamar Bass, a junior college transfer who could step in as a starter at left tackle, is familiar to Sims. He played against Bass in high school when he was at Winter Park and Bass at Apopka.
"We beat him in the playoffs in the first round, and since the day he got here, he's clicked. He's been one of us," Sims said. "And Sampson (Genus) never really left the o-line, even though he was on defense last year. He was an o-line at heart. That's why he came back."