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USF-Notre Dame game moved to Oct. 2011



For all of you who somehow booked travel to South Bend, Ind., for USF's football game at Notre Dame in 2011: Hopefully those reservations can be tweaked a little, with a few years' notice. The game's date has been moved from Nov. 19 to Oct. 1 to accommodate NBC's broadcast of the President's Cup golf tournament, USF said in a news release Wednesday.

The schedule change means the Bulls won't have to face Notre Dame and Miami on back-to-back weeks, though the Irish will now likely come right after USF's Big East opener, which is traditionally the final week in September.

-- An interesting potential addition to the football roster: Troy Kelly, a linebacker from Arcadia who enrolled at Central Florida last spring but left the program after one semester, plans on applying for enrollment at USF so he can join the Bulls as a walk-on this fall.

Kelly, 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, said he was offered a scholarship by USF out of high school and called linebackers coach Wally Burnham when he decided he wanted to return to football. He took classes last fall at South Florida Community College, where he's enrolled this spring, and said he was optimistic about his chances of getting into USF.

"I didn't like UCF like I thought I would," said Kelly, who would have played weakside linebacker for the Knights.

Kelly had 116 tackles and four forced fumbles as a senior at DeSoto County High, where coach Gary Morton said he showed signs of being a solid college player.

"He was a great player for us, the leader of our defense," Morton said. "He can run, can hit, can do everything out there."

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:08pm]


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