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USF: NO PLANS TO ALTER OFFENSE FOR DANIELS

USF offensive coordinator Mike Canales said he won't scale back the offense Saturday against Florida State despite losing senior quarterback Matt Grothe to injury.

Redshirt freshman B.J. Daniels will make his first start, but Canales said the Tallahassee native, who has 20 passing attempts in five career games, can handle the entire offense.

"We expect no dropoff. We won't accept any of that," Canales said Monday. "We expect him to play at a high level, at the level Matt plays at. The only difference is Matt has three years of experience, which is invaluable and we can't get that, but he's going to have to learn fast and play fast."

Coach Jim Leavitt said he has confidence in Daniels.

WASHINGTON PRACTICES: Leavitt said sophomore cornerback Quenton Washington, who missed Saturday's game with an ankle injury, practiced and did okay.

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