Inside Look: USF Offense

USF Nation Publisher Larry Weisbaum stops by to give us a look at a position-by-position look at the USF Offense, as well as a few of the key reserves.

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 1,685 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions while, rushing 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 through 4 games has thrown for 1,071 yards, with 8 TDs with only one INT, while rushing for 215 yards with two rushing scores as well.

RB: Darrell Scott/Demetris Murray - The Bulls have a solid running back corps featuring starting RB Darrell Scott and Demetris Murray. Darrell Scott, a former National recruit that after sitting out his transfer year has just started to show what he can do. At 6'1, 235 pounds, he's a physical downfield runner, with cutback moves and enough speed to make big plays. Scott really showed off what he is capable of against Florida A&M as he racked up a career-high 146 rushing yards and three rushing TDs, to go along with an 84-yard TD reception. Scott now has 348 yards on 53 carries (6.4 avg.) with 5 TDs, while catching 3 passes for 98 yards and a score. Murray, a 5-10, 210-pound junior was last year's second- leading rusher and is a tough, between-the-tackles runner that runs with good vision, balance and does a lot of things well. So far this season Murray has 188 yards on 42 attempts (4.5 avg.) with two scores, while catching 5 passes for 62 yards. 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, the sixth year senior is a big receiver with the ability to get downfield and Caught a 43- yard pass for a TD against FAMU for his first TD since his injury.

WR: Sterling Griffin A 6-1, 194-pound sophomore, who sat out last season with an ankle injury. The versatile receiver used the year to come back bigger, stronger, and more polished and looks ready to have a breakout season as he leads the team with 22 receptions for 248 yards with 1 score.

WR: Victor Marc After only catching one pass in 2010, the 5'11, 220 pound WR is coming into his own. So far he has 7 catches for 16 yards (15.1) and recorded a career-long 67-yard rushing TD on his first career rush attempt against UTEP for his second TD of the season.

WR: Lindsey Lamar - A junior that switched to wide receiver from running back prior to the 2010 season. Posted first career receiving TDs with two against UTEP, also set a career high with 85 receiving yards including a career-high 54-yard TD reception. Also recorded 215 all-purpose yards (36 rush, 85 receiving, 94 KR) vs. UTEP.

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 line up at tight end and is adapting well to the position. He's a reliable target with good hands that makes big plays, and has 9 catches for 70 yards with a TD.

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. Has started all four games this season.

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. He has started all 4 games at guard.

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, and has started all four games at center.

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. He has started all 4 games at guard.

T: Quinterrius Eatmon Starting at right tackle is 6-6, 290-pound redshirt freshman Quinterrius Eatmon, who was one of the huge surprises this past offseason. After coming in at over 350 pounds, he lost 60 pounds during the offseason, 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. He's started all 4 games at tackle.

Key Reserves: Wide receivers Deonte Welch, Andre Davis, tight end Andreas Shields offensive guard/ center Kevin McCaskill, offensive guard John McGhin, offensive tackle/guard Damien Edwards, tight end Isaac Virgin.


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