Thought I'd do one more post of links before Skip's opening press conference on Sunday, just to make sure we didn't miss anything. I'll try and get to the commits we missed before then as well.
Twice in one year, a soldier's death rocks small school in Indian Rocks Beach - Tampa Bay Times
Staff Sgt. Matthew Steven Sitton (and brother of USF walk-on WR Jonny Sitton) dies in Afghanistan a year after his friend. They played on the same high school baseball team.
USF Pumped About Partnership With 98.7 The Fan - GoUSFBulls.com—Official Athletics Web Site of the University of South Florida
Tampa Bay's first FM sports-talk radio station will be the new flagship for USF football and men's basketball. It's a stronger signal, so more people will be able to hear Jim Louk than ever before. And in stereo, too!
Five USF football players to graduate Saturday | University of South Florida Bulls blog: USF Sports Bulletin | Tampa Bay Times
As Greg reports, the five players included in summer commencement at the Sun Dome are Thanasi "Saki" Mihalakos (health sciences) from the 2011 team, along with current players Justin Brockhaus-Kann (interdisciplinary social sciences, criminology and political science), Ernie Tabuteau (criminology), John McGhin (criminology), and defensive tackle Luke Sager (communications). McGhin and Sager are still juniors, so they'll have time to start on masters' degrees while still playing football. Other current and former USF athletes will also graduate today.
Bulls in the Pros: Mende Making Noise - GoUSFBulls.com—Official Athletics Web Site of the University of South Florida
Tom Zebold catches everyone up on former Bulls working their way through the minor leagues, and hopefully reaching The Show someday.
Coach teaches women about football | TBO.com
Last weekend USF coach Skip Holtz led a class for women who want to learn about college football, and Channel 8 has a short video segment on it. (I'm going to try and get my wife into college football this year, although I think I'm going to have her watch some of the berzerker Big XII games that are on every week where I live. Punting is not winning in this case.)
The skinny on Bucs' Freeman: Will less be more? | TBO.com
Only linked because of the name of Josh Freeman's personal trainer -- it's former USF quarterback Grant Gregory. Grant happened to replace Freeman as quarterback at Kansas State when Grant's dad Greg Gregory was let go as USF's offensive coordinator USF after the 2008 season. (A more than fair trade between him and Ron Anderson Jr.) The lasting memory of Grant for me will be him getting gashed across the nose while mopping up against Syracuse in 2007 and staying in the game to run a few more plays with blood dripping all over the place. He looked like Hannibal Lecter after that play.
Grant Gregory takes a lickin', keeps on tickin'! (via mattgrothedotcom)