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REPORT: USF Football Redshirt Sophomore Quarterback Jordan McCloud Wins Starting Job

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It’s still expected all three quarterbacks will get an opportunity.

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According to Bulls247’s (and TDS alum) Will Turner, South Florida Bulls head coach Jeff Scott has picked redshirt sophomore quarterback Jordan McCloud to start the 2020 season versus The Citadel on Saturday.

McCloud took over last year after incumbent quarterback Blake Barnett was largely ineffective in two games. The Tampa native showed promise early in the season before he battled through the rest of the year with a bad wrist and shoulder. His performance, as well as the team’s suffered significantly as the Bulls limped to a 4-8 record.

McCloud finished with 1,429 yards passing, 12 TDs, 8 INTs, to go along with completing 55.4% of his passes. He also added another 283 yards, and tied for the team lead with four rushing TDs.

Scott told the media Tuesday that the quarterbacks were informed on Sunday, while the rest of the team was told on Monday who would get the first snap on offense.

This by no means indicates transfers Cade Fortin, and Noah Johnson won’t see the field this year, or even this week, but it does reward McCloud for the success he’s had since the new staff came in.

The Bulls are scheduled to release the official depth chart on Thursday. USF will face The Citadel at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and the game will be streamed on ESPN+. Use this link to sign up for ESPN+.

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