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Meineke Car Care Bowl preview: USF Bulls vs. Clemson Tigers

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With FB Richard Kelly wearing a large cast on his broken thumb and TE Kevin Gidrey missing time this week for a funeral, USF coach Skip Holtz said he might use more of athletic tight end/receiver hybrids Andreas Shields and Isaac Virgin. The two have combined for just seven catches this season. Watch, too, for WR Terrence Mitchell, right. The freshman has had another month to learn the offense after moving from cornerback in October.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer



USF vs. Clemson, noon, Charlotte, N.C., ESPN, 970-AM



Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker, left, is a two-sport star. The outfielder was taken 26th overall by the Rockies in June. And according to ESPN, the redshirt sophomore accepted a signing bonus about $800,000 below market value in order to play football this fall. But Parker's numbers have dropped off. He has 12 touchdown passes, after 20 last season, and 2,079 yards, after 2,526 last season. Like USF (7-5), Clemson (6-6) hasn't fared well throwing the ball, averaging 191.4 yards. But it has elite speedsters who can break big plays if the defense misses an assignment.

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