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No. 23 USF Bulls getting ready for No. 8 Cincinnati Bearcats

TAMPA — USF held practice Saturday evening, as it prepares for a Thursday night showdown with No. 8 Cincinnati.

The No. 23 Bulls, who have a couple of players returning from injury, practiced for just more than an hour, coach Jim Leavitt said.

Junior running back Jamar Taylor, who sprained his knee in fall camp, "worked a little bit" Saturday, Leavitt said. He said Taylor's status remains day to day and that he wasn't sure if he would be ready by Thursday. Taylor hasn't played all season.

"I think he looked great after being gone for a little while," Leavitt said.

Leavitt said sophomore starting safety Jerrell Young, who broke his arm in the opener against Wofford, is back healthy and has been practicing for about a week.

The only Bull who remains significantly limited is freshman defensive end Ryne Giddins, an Armwood grad, who "could be out for quite awhile" with an ankle injury.

No. 23 USF Bulls getting ready for No. 8 Cincinnati Bearcats 10/10/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 10, 2009 8:22pm]
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