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USF’s Jeff Scott reaffirms he’ll use multiple QBs Saturday, including Fortin

The hyped North Carolina transfer still is set to make his Bulls debut at Cincinnati
USF quarterbacks Jordan McCloud (front) and Cade Fortin (6) both are expected to take snaps Saturday at No. 15 Cincinnati. Senior Noah Johnson and freshman Katravis Marsh also could log action.
USF quarterbacks Jordan McCloud (front) and Cade Fortin (6) both are expected to take snaps Saturday at No. 15 Cincinnati. Senior Noah Johnson and freshman Katravis Marsh also could log action. [ TRAVIS PENDERGRASS | USF Athletics ]
Published Oct. 1, 2020
Updated Oct. 1, 2020

Roughly 48 hours before USF’s scheduled kickoff at No. 15 Cincinnati, transfer quarterback Cade Fortin still is on track to make his Bulls debut against the Bearcats, Coach Jeff Scott said Thursday.

But he won’t be the only Bull behind center against the Bearcats.

“I plan to play multiple quarterbacks,” Scott told reporters Thursday, “and hopefully feel more confident coming out of this game than maybe where we are right now on having one quarterback we feel like can go lead us on offense to be as explosive as I feel like we have the potential to be.”

Fortin, a North Carolina transfer who signed with USF in December, was listed as “unavailable” for the Bulls' first two contests. A specific reason hasn’t been given, but COVID-19 (positive test, contact tracing, etc.) is the presumed culprit.

But Scott indicated earlier this week he expected Fortin to be available, adding Thursday the 6-foot-3 sophomore “has gotten a lot of reps this week in practice.”

“We have one more (COVID-19) test and all that (Friday); he should be fine because he’s already been through a lot of that stuff,” Scott said. “So we expect him to be available, and he’s done a good job.”

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