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USF Bulls see plenty of pluses in spring scrimmage

TAMPA — USF football coach Skip Holtz took a big step toward creating his first depth chart of the spring Friday as his players went about 140 plays in their first full-contact scrimmage since last season.

"We're trying to evaluate personnel — what can we do, and who can we do it with?" Holtz said. "That's what today was all about. I thought the effort was excellent. There was a lot of hard hitting. They got after it today. It was a very physical day."

Starting quarterback B.J. Daniels looked sharp, completing seven of his first nine passes and converting three third downs on the first two drives, later adding a 52-yard touchdown pass to receiver Andre Davis.

Safety JaQuez Jenkins intercepted a Bobby Eveld pass on the first play for the No. 1 defense, and Mark Joyce and walk-on Zach Fisher added interceptions as the defense set the tone early.

The offense fared well in goal-line work with four running backs scoring in short-yardage situations. Eveld added a touchdown pass to Florida transfer Chris Dunkley, albeit against the No. 3 defense.

Running back Lindsey Lamar, who shifted back to his original position this spring after two seasons at receiver, had several solid runs, including gains of 29, 8 and 13 yards, the best showing among the running backs.

The Bulls, who have six practices remaining, will hold a Green and Gold Bowl at Corbett Soccer Stadium on April 14 then their annual spring game at Raymond James Stadium on April 21.

USF Bulls see plenty of pluses in spring scrimmage 04/06/12 [Last modified: Friday, April 6, 2012 11:02pm]

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