USF hoping for more mobile Daniels at Louisville
USF quarterback B.J. Daniels, limited by a sprained ankle, had no scripted running plays in the Bulls' 37-28 loss at Temple, but after a bye week, coach Skip Holtz is hopeful that a mobile Daniels can be part of his team's offense Saturday at No. 16 Louisville.
"I think he's moving around, better than he did last week, but I can't tell you he's 100 percent at this point. We're hopeful by the end of the week that he will be," Holtz said on the Big East's weekly coaches teleconference. "There's no doubt his mobility was hampered a little bit last week. Having a couple days off, going (Sunday) in shorts and having the opportunity to continue to treat it, I think it will continue to get better."
Daniels rushed nine times for 6 yards at Temple, his lowest rushing total against a I-A opponent since 2010. The dual threat of his running and passing is something opposing defenses have to account for, and the Bulls missed that facet of its offense against Temple.
"It's been huge," Holtz said of Daniels' running, as he's totaled 1,911 rushing yards in his time at USF. "It's been a big part of what we've done here over the last couple of years, because of not just his ability to move in the pocket and escape the sacks and pressures, but his ability to run the football."