The USF Bulls held their typical Thursday morning walkthrough today at the Frank Morsani Football Complex.
Head coach Willie Taggart said the team was locked in on what the team has to do during the one-hour practice session. Having two weeks to prepare for one opponent can get boring and tedious at times, but it appears the team has maintained focus and energy throughout.
“I really liked the communication we had at practice and that’s always big for us,” Taggart said. “Especially on days like this (walk-through days) we try to allow our guys to talk and communicate and coaches say less. It lets us hear and see what they know.”
Taggart said this week was the best week of practice offensively.
“I thought our guys were really locked in to the game plan and the execution was sharp,” Taggart said. “I thought (quarterback) Quinton (Flowers) threw the ball really well this week in practice.
The Gulf Coast Offense is the ninth ranked scoring team in the nation (43.4) and they just had their best week of practice on offense. Saturday could be fun.
Kicker Emilio Nadelman (quad) is "Prob-doubtful" for Saturday's game at Memphis according to @CoachTaggart— Nathan Bond (@BullsNathanSBN) November 10, 2016
I really think Nadelman will not play this week and the injury is more than the team is letting on.— Nathan Bond (@BullsNathanSBN) November 10, 2016
Brandon Behr time.
Welcome aboard Brandon Behr. Here’s what Jamie found out about Behr during the during the preseason:
LB Nico Sawtelle sprained his ankle this week and is "doubtful" for Saturday's game at Memphis according to @CoachTaggart— Nathan Bond (@BullsNathanSBN) November 10, 2016
Sawtelle has appeared in all nine games, recording 16 tackles and recovering a fumble.
Safety Devin Abraham made his return to practice during the bye week and is in line to start on Saturday. Abraham suffered a thumb injury, which required surgery and screws to fix, against Cincinnati. Taggart said Abraham and Nate Godwin will rotate between the strong safety position and striker depending on what is needed during the game.