Report: Bell headed to USF

This entry was posted in News on by .


TAMPA ‘ Kerwin Bell appears headed back to Florida. The former Lafayette High standout that starred at the University of Florida before coaching at Ocala’s Trinity Christian and Jacksonville Universit’

The complete details. Details given.

Mayo’s Kerwin Bell, who led Valdosta State to the Division II national championship this past season, has reportedly agreed to become South Florida’s offensive coordinator.

* * *

The former Lafayette High standout that starred at the University of Florida before coaching at Ocala’s Trinity Christian and Jacksonville University is set to become South Florida’s offensive coordinator, according to WTXL-TV in Tallahassee.

The move to USF comes after three years at the helm of Division II powerhouse Valdosta State. Bell led the Blazers to their fourth national championship in December. VSU held off Ferris State 49-47 in the championship game, completing a 14-0 season, the first unbeaten campaign in school history.

Latest tweet by publisher

Were you following this:

Report: Bell headed to USF | Ga Fl News

The Valdosta State national championship coach that starred at the University of Florida before coaching at Trinity Christian High School in Ocala, Fla., and Jacksonville University could become South Florida’s offensive coordinator, according to a report from WTXL-TV in Tallahassee.

The title came on the strength of a record-setting offense, which Bell will now try to replicate with the Bulls, who lost their final six games to finish 7-6 last season.

The Blazers, with Kade Bell calling the plays under his father’s guidance, averaged 52 points per game with 728 points for the season, setting new school and Gulf South Conference records for both. VSU also set new school records for rushing yards (3,676 yards total and 262.6 yards per game) and total offense (7,334 yards total and 523.9 yards per game), while closing. The total offense yardage also set a new GSC record.

Latest tweet by publisher

Nico Sawtelle joins USF injury list

The Bulls, who haven’t had their full complement of tailbacks all season, entered Saturday’s game down a tackler also.

* * *

He was joined on the sideline by two tailbacks ‘ Hillsborough High alumnus Duran Bell and third-year sophomore Elijah Mack ‘ who remain out with unspecified injuries. Bell, who redshirted last season, has missed five consecutive games. Mack has missed four.

That left the Bulls with Jordan Cronkrite (seeking his fifth consecutive 100-yard performance) as well as junior Trevon Sands, freshman Johnny Ford and Fivay High alumnus Davion Sutton available in the backfield Saturday.

  • logo
  • Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
  • Date: 2018-10-20T18:46:00Z-04
  • Author: Joey Knight
  • Twitter: @TB_Times
  • Citation: Web link (Learn more)

Latest tweet by publisher

African-American USF Students To Benefit From $2M Gift From Helios Foundation

Over the summer, Justice Powe was in her first semester at the University of South Florida when she went home to Riverview to celebrate her birthday and the Fourth of July holiday.

* * *

Earlier in the year, the 18-year-old applied for a scholarship from USF’s Black Leadership Network (BLN), a relatively new group on campus that offers education assistance and leadership opportunities to African-American students.

Listen Listening… / 3:42 WUSF’s University Beat looks at the $2.1 million grant the Helios Education Foundation has given to the USF Black Leadership Network.

Video