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Scott still sidelined, could miss Syracuse game



Here are Tuesday's practice notes from Times correspondent Ian Lanphier:


TAMPA -- With RB Darrell Scott still day-to-day with a wrist injury and post-concussion symptoms, USF may look to get more production from its other backs if he can't play against Syracuse on Friday.

The Bulls may lean more heavily on junior Demetris Murray, who has split carries with Scott, along with sophomore Marcus Shaw, coach Skip Holtz said Tuesday. He said Scott's possible absence won't change the team's offensive approach against the Orange.

"(Murray is) smart. He's very intelligent. He understands pass protection very well. He's the best all-around back we have, being in the program now for (three) years and being in the system, and he's got a lot of football knowledge to him," Holtz said.

Murray is third on the team in rushing, behind Scott and QB B.J. Daniels, with 346 yards and five TDs on 82 carries.

THIS AND THAT: Holtz said there's "a strong possibility" that the Bulls take a punter-by-committee approach this week, with starter Justin Brockhaus-Kann and redshirt freshman backup Chris Veron both playing. Brockhaus-Kann struggled agaainst Rutgers, having an average of just 32.8 yards on nine punts.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 8:35pm]


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