Patrick makes it official
USF head coach Jim Leavitt officially announced the hiring of Kevin Patrick to the position of defensive ends coach.
"Kevin was with us before and did a great job as a coach and player," said Leavitt. "We are excited to have him back. He has a great amount of passion for the game and USF. He is a tremendous teacher and will do great things with the defensive ends. He will be tremendous asset to the defensive staff that Defensive Coordinator Wally Burnham oversees."
Kevin Patrick was one of Leavitt's original assistants when joined the staff in 1996 as a defensive end coach and was on the Bulls inaugural team in 1997 through the 98 season.
"I am honored to be back with USF," said Patrick. "I have nothing but fond memories of my first three years on staff and can't thank Coach Leavitt and his staff enough for this second opportunity to be a part of the Bulls family."
Before Joining the Bulls Patrick was an All-American defensive end, and a Big East defensive player of the year while at
Although Patrick never coached under Wally Burnham, he is very familiar with the Bulls defensive coordinator, who was the linebacker coach at
"It will be an honor to work with Coach Burnham," said Patrick. "I remember him very well from my playing days when we battled against
Coach Leavitt has praised Patrick and how he will help in recruiting.
"Kevin is a tremendous coach, a tremendous recruiter, and the people in the state of
"I am already looking at a whole new slate,' said Patrick "Last season was last season, we need to build on that success and do bigger and better things in 2008."
The Bulls announced that two walk-ons had been added to the '08 spring roster
Rony Delisca (Wharton HS) – Delisca played for Wharton as a 6-2 210 linebacker and graduated in 2006.
Jeffrey Wilson (Everglades HS)
Two number changes:
Dylan Douglas who was accidentally omitted from the first spring roster has changed from #2 to #24
Mike McGowan who was just named Lifter of the week has changed from #56 to #70, a number much more suited for the O-line.
Big Time Talent to be on Campus
New Level Athletics will be hosting three elite passing camps; a skill showcase for the best athletes and biggest names in high school football. This National 7 on 7 Tournament will be covered exclusively by Scout.com
They have 3 locations for this year's event and one is in
The 350 to 400 student athletes attending these camps are high-level, extremely competitive college recruits representing the upper echelon of talent from the East, South, West, and
There will be teams from all over the nation. The plan is to have 3 Teams from talent rich Florida. Each team consists of 20 players -- 2 QB, 3 RB, 5 WR/TE, 4 LB, 3 CB, and 3 S (10 on each side)
We're already getting great feedback from the best of the best in
Check back with USFNation.com, as we'll have a full list of the Florida attendees as the date gets closer.