USF's Asiantii Woulard fractures foot
Bulls QB Asiantii Woulard, edged out by redshirt freshman QB Brett Kean for the No. 2 job, is out indefinitely with a foot injury, the school confirmed Wednesday.
USF football spokesman Brian Siegrist said in a text message to the Tampa Bay Times the team is hopeful the injury is not long term.
Woulard, a UCLA transfer who sat out last season, exited spring drills third on the depth chart and watched Kean retain the backup spot during preseason camp. He posted on his personal Twitter account Wednesday afternoon that he has a fracture.
"Fractured foot... Smh I gotta be being (sic) tested," Woulard tweeted. "Something is always going on."
PLAYING ON EDGE: USF sophomore CB Ronnie Hoggins is used to being the guy that flies under the radar.
At 5-foot-8, the Coconut Creek native has been told he's undersized for the position. He has heard the doubts about his ability to play at the top level.
But he mostly quelled that talk with a breakout freshman campaign in 2015. Hoggins appeared in all 13 games (10 starts), totaling 26 tackles with two interceptions and a team-high six pass deflections.
"It's about always having a chip on your shoulder — never losing that edge that I grew up with," Hoggins said Wednesday. "That's the chip that I feel like I have and I feel like every person on this defense has."
Bulls cornerbacks coach Alonzo Hampton said he noticed a a difference in the way Hoggins carried himself from the beginning.
"From the very first day here came in here ... he made a play every day -- literally," Hampton said. "We just kept saying, 'Man, this kid, he keeps making plays.'
"All the things he doesn't have as far as height and all that, he makes up with his hands, his smarts and he's just a very instinctive young fella."