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Bulls notes: Rain cancels night practice

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 03:12 PM
TAMPA -

The Bulls canceled practice Sunday night because of the rain, but that didn't stop USF from a preparing for Saturday's season opener against Stony Brook.

After players lifted weights and got some running in, the coaches opted to remain inside and work on correcting mistakes from Friday's scrimmage and studying film of Stony Brook.

"We're into game week," first-year coach Skip Holtz said. "This is the week you polish the edges. I know it's exciting for the players, a little different bounce in everybody's step. I'm really excited to get started. It's been eight months waiting."

Holtz said the Bulls accomplished probably as much inside Sunday as they would have on the field in a one-hour practice in shorts, which will be the normal Sunday night routine during the season.

"We're done with all the talking and practicing," QB B.J. Daniels said Sunday. "We're just trying to get ready for game week."

GIMME SHELTER: You hear it coming out of Tallahassee and Gainesville nearly every time rain or lightning cancels practice: We need an indoor practice facility.

Asked if he would like to see one at USF, Holtz said: "Would we use it? Yes. I would love to see it, but right now we've got a bigger fish to fry."

USF is building a new football practice facility that includes three new fields, including one with artificial turf.

INJURY UPDATE: Holtz said WRs A.J. Love and Sterling Griffin and OL Mark Popek remain the only players expected to miss Saturday's game due to injuries.

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