Today is the day before the USF Spring Game, which makes this Spring Game Eve. This is the last football fix for fans until fall camps begin. The game will be played at Corbett Stadium, beginning at 2 PM on Saturday, April 14.
Former USF linebacker, Mike Love, is reported to have met with the New York Giants as a possible replacement for former Bull, Jason Pierre-Paul, who is now with the Buccaneers. Love was one of the Giants’ 30 pre-draft player meetings allowed by the NFL.
Rodney Adams has retired from football. The former USF and Toledo speedster was drafted by the Vikings in 2017 and spent his one NFL season on the practice squad. If he decides to return to football, he has a futures contract signed with the Colts, where former USF running back, Marlon Mack, is looking for a bigger role.
Next week is NCAA spring signing week for all sports except football. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are expecting to improve their talent level.
The son of former USF defensive coordinator, Wally Burnham, is now coaching at UCF. Shane Burnham will coach the Knights’ defensive line. Not surprisingly, he and his dad were rooting for USF in the last matchup between the schools, which many in media called the “game of the year.” Also not surprisingly, they’ll be rooting for UCF, next time.
Seattle’s K5 News thinks that former USF quarterback, Quinton Flowers, might be an option at quarterback for the Seahawks. While many see Flowers as a running back prospect, the Sports Xchange calls him a quarterback “diamond in the rough.”
It’s old news, or perhaps un-news that USF is exploring ways to build an on-campus football stadium. One of the proposed funding mechanisms that has drawn some opposition is to charge students a fee, whether they support athletics or not. The Oracle’s Sam Newton says the time is not right for a stadium.
The Tampa Bay Times’ Joey Knight and Matt Baker have a “what to expect” article for the Bulls, Gators, and Seminoles.