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Skip Holtz Deciding Between Matt Floyd And Bobby Eveld As Starting Quarterback Against Miami

With B.J. Daniels out with a broken ankle, the USF coach is trying to decide between a look at the future and... I don't know, really.

Al Messerschmidt

You'd think that with USF's bowl hopes basically nil and younger players beginning to dot the lineups on both sides of the ball, Skip Holtz would take the opportunity to see if redshirt freshman Matt Floyd was ready to contribute by giving him a start against Miami and its hideous pass defense on November 17,

Well... maybe not.

"We have not ruled out the possibility of Bobby Eveld playing this year," Holtz said Monday. "Those are our two scholarship quarterbacks we have remaining. ... Bobby has gotten an awful lot of reps during the course of the season. Him and Matt have kind of shared some of the duties, because if something were to happen to B.J., we're going to have to play the quarterback that gives us the best chance to win. If that's Bobby Eveld, then we're going to talk about Bobby playing in the Miami game."

Seriously, what is the point of taking Eveld's redshirt off in the 10th game of the season? Unless you win all three remaining games, which is incredibly unlikely, you're not going to a bowl, so "the best chance to win" isn't really that important, is it? Nothing against Eveld, but what is the motivation to start him when you already have a pretty good idea of what he can give you?

The only logical explanation is Skip putting his own self-interests (not getting fired) over what might be the best thing for the program (seeing if Floyd has anything). Unless Floyd really isn't ready (which is also Skip's problem since Floyd enrolled early and has been here since Spring 2011), I can't think of any other reason for this sudden change of heart.