Young out for Saturday, LT Bass questionable
USF's official injury report was released Thursday night, with starting free safety Jerrell Young out with his ankle injury and starting left tackle Jamar Bass listed as "questionable" after turning his ankle in Wednesday's practice.
With Young out, the Bulls are expected to slide starting cornerback Mistral Raymond back to safety, which he played last season, with sophomore Kayvon Webster moving into the starting cornerback slot. Left tackle is also a position with a solid backup -- sophomore Mark Popek started ahead of Bass last week against Florida Atlantic, but had been working with the second unit after being flagged for two costly penalties that negated a touchdown against the Owls.
What's encouraging for the Bulls is that receiver Sterling Griffin, who hasn't played since dislocating his ankle in a voluntary workout this summer, isn't listed on the injury report, reinforcing comments from USF coaches that he'll be able to play against Syracuse. Running back Demetris Murray, who sat out last week's game with his own ankle injury, is also not on the injury report and expected to play.