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Bulls ready for (sort of) spring game

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.