USF notes: See Green's catch from CFL opener
It's only July, but people are talking about former USF receiver S.J. Green's ridiculous one-handed catch for a game-tying two-point conversion in overtime of Thursday night's CFL opener a potential "catch of the year" type of play.
You can check out the catch on this video from the CFL's official site -- go to the 12:30 mark of the overtime replay. There's also this great photo from the CFL. Green finished with five catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns -- that's as many scores as he had in all of last season with the Alouettes.
-- ESPN.com's Andy Katz writes that transfers Roburt Sallie and Eniel Polynice, who both considered USF before choosing other Big East schools, won't be missed that much by their former schools.
-- USF grad Joi Williams, now head coach at Central Florida, worked as an assistant with the U.S. under-18 team, which won a gold medal in the FIBA America U-18 Championship in Colorado Springs.
-- USF coach Stan Heath talks about his incoming players and their strengths during a summer edition of "The Stan Heath Show" on USF's site. Heath continues to rave about power forward Ron Anderson, who has gone from playing at 310 pounds at Kansas State to a trim 250 this summer at USF.
-- In case you missed it, Brooksville Nature Coast receiver JaJuan Story, a top target of USF's at a key position in this year's recruiting efforts, committed to Florida this week.
-- Former USF running back Chad Simpson is trying to earn a roster spot with the Buffalo Bills.
-- We'll preface this link by pointing out that in the last five years, Florida Atlantic is 0-15 on the road against BCS opponents, losing by an average of 36 points. The Sun-Sentinel's FAU writer, looking over the Owls' 2010 schedule, writes that "I think the USF game is going to be closer than expected." The trip to USF should be "not nearly as tough" as a game against Michigan State in Detroit.
-- USF coach Stan Heath has given his three returning assistants raises for the upcoming season -- Jeremy Cox goes from $100,000 to $125,000, and Reggie Hanson and Eric Skeeters go from $101,500 to $115,000, according to figures released by USF on Friday. Some of the money for the raises came from the departure of video and conditioning assistant Terrelle Woody, who will be replaced by a graduate assistant, allowing his $30,000 salary to be split among the other assistants. New men's golf coach Chris Malloy will earn a $60,000 salary, while new hitting coach Chris Heintz will make $38,000 on the baseball staff.
-- Here's South Carolina's announcement on the hiring of former USF standout and assistant coach Michelle Collier to their staff.