USF Offensive Personnel
QB: B.J. Daniels – The returning starter who exploded onto the scene in 2009 as a redshirt freshman, but struggled early in 2010 while learning the Bulls new offense and fighting through injuries, finishing with 143-of-245 for 1,685 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions while, running 112 times for 259 yards and five touchdowns. Daniels however got better as the season went on, en route to being named MVP of the win over Clemson in the Meineke Bowl, throwing two touchdown passes and running for another. In 2011 Daniels has the same coordinator in successive seasons for the first time in his career, and looks much more comfortable and confident at the helm. A great all-around athlete with speed, Daniels has the ability to do damage on the ground as well as though the air, and if Daniels's regains the freshman form that wowed everyone, the Bulls offense could be dangerous.
RB: Demetris Murray/Darrell Scott – The Bulls have a solid running back corps featuring starting RB Demetris Murray, and Darrell Scott. Murray, a 5-10, 210-pound junior was last year's second-leading rusher that finished with 542 yards on 120 carries with 4 scores, adding 11 catches for 153 yards and two more touchdowns through the air. Murray is a tough, between-the-tackles runner that runs with good vision, balance and does a lot of things well. Considered a co-starter is Darrell Scott, a former National recruit that transferred from Colorado. At 6'1, 235 pounds, he's a physical downfield runner, with cutback moves and enough speed to make big plays. Both Murray and Scott are physical runners that have feature back ability, and the rotation has the ability to wear down defenses with their downhill running styles.
WR: A.J. Love – A sixth-year senior who sat out 2010 with a knee injury, but is back healthy for 2011. At 6-2, 205 pounds, he showed the ability to get downfield two seasons ago while catching 26 balls in 2009 for 489 yards and 4 scores with an 18.81 avg. He brings experience, size, good hands, decent speed, and leadership to the unit.
WR: Sterling Griffin – A 6-1, 194-pound sophomore, who sat out last season with an ankle injury. As a freshman in 2009, he displayed the speed to get behind the secondary, making 14 receptions for 265 yards and two scores, while averaging an impressive 18.9 yards per catch. The versatile receiver used the year to come back bigger, stronger, and more polished and looks ready to have a breakout season.
WR: Joel Miller – A fifth year senior that switched to wide receiver from running back prior to the 2010 season. In 2010 the 5'11, 194 pound WR caught 11 passes for 121 yards and a TD out of the slot position. .
TE: Evan Landi – The 6-3, 225-pound junior started at split end in 2010 and was Daniels' go-to guy catching 28 grabs for 390 yards and two touchdowns. For 2011 he'll also line up at tight end and is adapting well to the position. He's a reliable target with good hands that could make a big plays after averaging 14 yards per catch and should produce bigger numbers this fall going against linebackers. Also in the mix is Andreas Shields, a 6-4, 245-pound junior who's a tall, rangy, athletic tight end that has good body control and can adjust in traffic. He's added muscle, and his blocking has improved, but is more of a threat in the passing game.
LT: Mark Popek – The 6-7, 283-pound junior is the veteran tackle for the Bulls after being a key reserve off the bench and nine-game starter over the last two seasons. A big body with he has long arms and quick feet, has added weight since battling a case of food poisoning this past winter. He played mostly on the right side before switching to the left this spring.
LG: Jeremiah Warren – Starting at left guard will be Jeremiah Warren, a 6-4, 327-pound senior who's been in the lineup for the last 26 games. He's powerful and is hands down the strongest player on the team and is versatile, being able to also play tackle when needed.
C: Chaz Hine – At center is 6-4, 296-pound senior Chaz Hine, a veteran of 33 games and 25 starts at guard. He began his career as a preferred walk-on and became one of the most reliable and smartest of the linemen as well as a team leader. This summer he switched to center to give the Bulls more senior leadership on the line.
RG: Danous Estenor – At right guard is Danous Estenor, 6-3, 296-pound junior who played as true freshman and as a sophomore, but was sidelined with injuries. In 2010 he played in five games at guard and on special teams. One of the strongest on the team, helped lift a car to free a man trapped under it this past year.
RT: Quinterrius Eatmon – Starting at right tackle is 6-6, 290-pound redshirt freshman Quinterrius Eatmon, who was one of the huge surprises this past off-season. After coming in at over 350 pounds, he lost 60 pounds during the off-season, and is finally looking the part of a true tackle. Has a huge frame, with long arms, and has been adding muscle while earning the starting spot.
Key Reserves: Wide receivers Deonte Welch, Terrence Mitchell, & Victor Marc, offensive guard/center Kevin McCaskill, offensive guard John McGhin, offensive tackle Damien Edwards, tight end Isaac Virgin