Best of the Bull-ogosphere: April 9

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 1: Coach Skip Holtz of the South Florida Bulls directs play against the West Virginia Mountaineers December 1, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

We burned a lot of our own material for the Bull-ogosphere with all the softball posts and the Dan Otero FanShot, but there are some other things happening on Fowler Avenue, so let's get caught up.

1. Our interest in spring practice is incredibly low and I haven't figured out why. Maybe the jaded feeling we got last fall watching the football team break down on the backstretch again is carrying over, and we're not going to snap out of it until things really change. Maybe we're too interested in basketball and softball and baseball and everything else. In spite of our indifference, there was a scrimmage last Friday, and as you would expect during the spring, the defense performed well and the offense did not. Especially down around the goal line, according to Josh Newberg ($). Sounds like more of the same.

Another scrimmage-related link: video from Skip Holtz, along with B.J. Daniels, Mark Popek, and JaQuez Jenkins, who was profiled in a separate story by Greg Auman.

2. What we suspected would happen with DeMarcus Holland has happened -- he committed to Texas last night. Best of luck to you in Austin, DeMarcus, and remember... I see about a dozen Texas games a year, and I won't be laughing at you, I'll be laughing at your baffled, overmatched coach.

This means USF still has two scholarships for 2012-13. Stan Heath has several candidates to fill those spots (including Sam Cassell Jr., who Ken wrote about last week). So while Holland would have been a nice addition, I'm not sweating it that much.

3. I'm admitting semi-defeat on the baseball team. 23-10 and 8-1 in Big East play after a sweep of Cincinnati means I can't call you bad. Although their miserable record against other in-state teams would suggest that they aren't exactly good, either. We'll see how this all plays out in the last month and a half. Joey Johnston had an in-depth story about USF baseball before their weekend series began.

4. The USF Collegiate Invitational was held last Friday on campus, giving the track and field teams the chance to empty their bench and let some athletes try out unfamiliar events. Among the highlights was Kayvon Webster running the 100 meters in 10.50 seconds, and David Aristil finishing the 100-meter hurdles in 14.32.

I would be remiss if I didn't notice that some of USF's cross country runners did participate and excel in some of these events, like Allie Prendergast, Rachael James, and Yasmin Smith.

5. Maikon Bonani plans to never miss a kick again. God, I hope not.

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