Reminder: Live USF football chat today at 1
Bunch of links to post this morning, but first, a reminder that I'll be doing a live chat right here at 1 p.m. today -- we usually do an hour, but if there are enough questions, we can certainly keep answering them for longer than that. You can sign up here for an e-mail reminder (I'll forget about it myself by the end of the paragraph) or post questions in advance if you can't make it this afternoon. We'll archive the chat so you can read it after the fact ...
-- Good story from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Alan Dell about running back Mike Ford and how he spent the summer training at USF and how that might help him rebound after being limited by injuries last season.
-- The Gainesville Sun has a Q&A with Lake City Columbia's head football coach, who talks about USF commitment Tiger Powell, their star running back.
-- Rivals.com has its Big East preview up, with USF picked to finish second behind West Virginia. Again, here's the parity of the league -- Pitt, picked to win the league in the conference's preseason media poll, sits fifth in this projection. The same preview has a preseason all-conference team -- guard Zach Hermann, defensive end George Selvie and safety Nate Allen get first-team honors; quarterback Matt Grothe and kickoff returner Dontavia Bogan make the second team.
-- Soccer! College Soccer News tabs USF's incoming recruiting class as the No. 11 class in the country, with freshman Hasani Sinclair and Boston College transfer Shawn Chin getting rave reviews.