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Reed glad to be back as Bulls open camp



Thursday's Times sports section has a front-page story -- two days in a row -- on USF football and the return of Bulls safety J.R. Reed, who promises to be "hands on" in his new job as a graduate assistant coaching USF's defensive backs.

"Every time they lift, I'm going to lift. Every time they run, I'm going to run," promises the Bulls' career interceptions leader, who is still hoping to get a call from the NFL and has Jim Leavitt's OK to leave the staff if that happens this fall.

Here's the full story -- lots more coming today as the Bulls have their first preseason practice at 4 p.m. this afternoon ...

-- Get ready for the new hot sport at USF: robot LEGO soccer! I'm already checking on commitments ...

-- Was Jim Leavitt part of the biggest win in Missouri football history? You can vote at for the 1975 win against Alabama, where Leavitt had a key fumble recovery.

-- Another West Virginia writer is taking shots at USF -- that night-before-Halloween game is already seeming like a pivotal showdown -- as Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail has this note:

"Wally Burnham is no longer the great and grizzled defensive coordinator at South Florida. I’m told that’s a sign of the camaraderie of the USF coaching staff — it’s musical headsets there — and that that state of coexistence perhaps explains how a team with that much talent is picked to finish fourth in the Big East."

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:54pm]


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