Suit up or sit out, Eveld trusting Holtz's QB decision
TAMPA -- When redshirt freshman Matt Floyd won USF's backup QB job in August, junior Bobby Eveld agreed with Skip Holtz's plan to redshirt him, giving him another season of eligibility after starter B.J. Daniels graduated.
But Daniels' season-ending ankle injury has potentially changed those plans, with Eveld now competing with Floyd after not playing in the first nine games. The Jesuit grad, a former walk-on now on scholarship, said he'll be OK whether he wins the job next week or keeps his redshirt on.
"It would be fun to get back on the field. (But) It'd be nice to have an extra year," Eveld said. "Either way, whatever Coach (Skip) Holtz decides, I know he's trying to make the best decision, not only for me but for the team."
Eveld has played in each of the last two games against Miami, coming off the bench to play the second half of USF's 23-20 overtime win in 2010. Eveld engineered an 81-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, throwing for 63 yards and rushing 1 yard for the tying score with two minutes. He played most of the second half in last year's 6-3 loss to the Hurricanes in Tampa.
Holtz said both passers fared well in three days of non-pad practice this week, and the Bulls are off until Sunday night, when they'll being regular game-week preparations for a game at Miami on Nov. 17.
"I feel like I had a really good three days, and I feel like Matt had a good three days, too," he said. "It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out."