USF spring game: 5 things we learned

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TAMPA ‘ While spring games aren’t generally known for indelible moments, Kerwin Bell created one out of the gate Saturday.

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On the opening play of USF’s intrasquad contest, the Bulls’ new offensive coordinator put tight end Mitchell Wilcox on the left side of a two-tight formation and sent him over the middle, where quarterback Blake Barnett found him quarantined near midfield for a 75-yard touchdown.

‘We didn’t do that too much last year,’ said receiver Randall St. Felix, noting the painfully obvious. ‘So it felt good to get it out there on the first play.’

The play’s message ‘ unstated yet undeniable ‘ was that Bell intends to exploit the middle of the field, a widely perceived shortcoming of the system employed by predecessor Sterlin Gilbert.

  • Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
  • Date: 2019-04-13T18:06:00Z-04
  • Author: Joey Knight
  • Twitter: @TB_Times
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