South Florida will hold its spring game this Saturday. At least officially.
It won't be your typical spring game. Most of the time, teams put on a show for fans by splitting up the teams, and the spring game signifies the end of practice until August.
But while the Bulls will play inside Raymond James Stadium at 2 p.m. Saturday, it won't be the end. They will keep practicing, and then hold the first-ever Green & Gold Bowl on campus on April 9. Head coach Skip Holtz said the April 9 scrimmage will be staged more like a traditional spring game, while he called Saturday's event at RayJay "a real test."
"It probably won't be the spring game, so to speak, but it will be a great football scrimmage," he said. "Typically this is our No. 2 scrimmage, and in No. 2 scrimmages, you're trying to roll out the ball and compete so you can formulate that depth chart. It's going to be a big-time scrimmage."
Holtz noted that there is still a lot of competition for jobs on USF. He released a mid-spring depth chart on Thursday, which included redshirt freshman Quinterrius Eatmon starting at left tackle, walk-on transfer Ernie Tabuteau at second-string cornerback and Chris Veron ahead of Justin Brockhaus-Kann at punter.