If this bowl game did in fact serve as a de facto NFL audition for some of USF's seniors, then nose tackle Deadrin Senat might've made himself some coin Saturday. The strongest player on the team (with a 675-pound squat), Senat continued his late-season rampage with three first-half sacks, equaling his season total entering the contest.
With Division I-A football staffs increasing from nine to 10 coaches, we wonder if Charlie Strong will fill that fresh vacancy with a special-teams consultant. The Bulls' deficiencies in that area were exposed again Saturday, when Texas Tech downed a punt at the 1, and Red Raiders speedster Keke Coutee returned a kickoff 41 yards.
Whomever wins the Bulls' quarterback derby next summer — and it appears it will feature four guys — will vie with the new Rays third baseman for most unenviable job in the bay area.