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‘They’re going to very soon find out about BJ Daniels the coach’

The former Bulls star quarterback is turning heads as an offensive analyst this spring.
BJ Daniels was one of the best players in USF history before becoming an analyst with the Bulls.
BJ Daniels was one of the best players in USF history before becoming an analyst with the Bulls. [ Times (2012) ]
Published Mar. 4
Updated Mar. 4

BJ Daniels’ time as a record-breaking quarterback was only the first act of his USF football career. And, according to Bulls offensive coordinator Charlie Weis Jr., it might not even be his most successful one.

“People know about BJ as the player,” Weis said Thursday. “They’re going to very soon find out about BJ the coach and the things that he can do.”

BJ the player was one of the most successful in Bulls history. He finished second in Big East history with 10,501 total yards and still ranks third all-time at USF in passing yards (8,433), completions (649) and touchdowns (52).

BJ Daniels was one of the most prolific players in Big East history.
BJ Daniels was one of the most prolific players in Big East history. [ Tampa Bay Times ]

He led the Bulls to 21 wins from 2009-12, then spent five seasons in the NFL (where he was a part of the Seahawks’ Super Bowl 48 championship team). Weis called him a program “legend.”

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BJ the coach started working in high schools in 2018 and led his alma mater, Tallahassee’s Lincoln High, to a 6-2 record as the head coach last season. USF hired him in January as an offensive analyst focused on the quarterbacks.

He has become an extra set of eyes for Weis during practice. When Weis asks Daniels what he’s seeing, Daniels will look to his notepad to point out a handful of things to correct, from fundamentals to eye manipulation. Daniels has already become a valuable voice in the quarterback room.

“Everyone obviously knows him for his quarterback play, but what people don’t realize is, he is a super sharp football mind,” Weis said. “He’s going to be an exceptional coach.”