Today we learned that Chris Dunkley's mother is Jamaican, that he is a father, that he had to earn his way back onto the team as a walk-on, and then earn his #1 back. Todd Chandler spoke highly of Dunkley, saying that he is a motivator and is much loved by the rest of the team. They are both very likable guys, with wise things to say about football.
Coach Taggart is excited to get the team back on the field and see what they can do. He seems pleased with the amount of talented players at his disposal and is eager to see them play. Taggart says he is not even thinking about redshirts. For now he just wants to see who can make things happen on the field.
These are the best tweets the press could come up with. You can watch most of the highlights here.
Really hard not to like Todd Chandler when he’s speaking to the media. Seems like a leader and a good kid.— Collin Sherwin (@USFCollin) August 26, 2014
Dunkley has been matched up on Andre Davis in practice throughout the pre-season. "He's fast & strong. Going to show Tampa that he's ready."— USF Athletics (@USFAthletics) August 26, 2014
Dunkley, on how his perspective has changed since signing with #Gators: "Without school, you really don't have anything." (graduates in Dec)— Joey Knight (@TBTimes_Bulls) August 26, 2014
Run game: Tice will lead, but it'll be RB by committee. We've got some good players back there, no sense trying to hide them. #USFPresser— USF Athletics (@USFAthletics) August 26, 2014
.@CoachTaggart on 2014: "Bring it on, Mr. Adversity." Emphasizing being ready for anything.— Collin Sherwin (@USFCollin) August 26, 2014