USF bulks up for new football season
It has invested coin in a new slogan ("Live Green and Gold") and sleek new helmets. Its coach has spent the summer barnstorming from Atlanta to Miami to help generate hope and booster support. Even its website's getting a facelift.
But arguably nothing has helped foster offseason zeal for USF football quite like the impromptu video offensive lineman Thor Jozwiak shot last week. As 320-pound teammate Todd Chandler prepared to squat 700 pounds during a team workout, Jozwiak had the presence of mind to chronicle the moment on his iPhone.
Chandler pulled it off, with excruciation to spare. "Just a normal day in the weight room," he said.
More than 70,000 hits later, the video has served as a 55-second testimonial to USF's collective offseason pursuit of brawn. It's anyone guess as to whether the Bulls, sixth in the American Athletic Conference's preseason media poll, will have the record of a bowl qualifier in 2014.
But at least they'll have the look of one.
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