UConn-South Florida kickoff notes


TAMPA, Fla. -- No official word yet, but it sure looks like Bobby Eveld will make his first career start at quarterback for South Florida.

Eveld took all the snaps with the first-team offense during warm-ups, while B.J. Daniels worked with the second stringers. Unless Skip Holtz is trying to fake out Randy Edsall, that's a pretty solid sign of who's getting the call. But Daniels looks healthy enough to play.

One change for Connecticut: Left tackle Mike Ryan is not starting because of a leg injury. He'll be replaced by Kevin Friend. That would be huge for most teams, but the Huskies always seem to be able to plug-and-play their offensive linemen.

A bigger loss will be Twyon Martin, the defensive tackle who we found out on Thursday night would miss the game because of an injury. Shamar Stephen will start in his place.