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Coach Jim Leavitt isn’t taking the University of South Florida’s season-opening opponent, Division I-AA Wofford, lightly. “You have to have great discipline against their offense,” he said. “They run the option and they do it very well.”
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Redshirt freshman Mark Popek returned to practice Wednesday after missing two days with the flu, but USF coach Jim Leavitt said junior Jake Sims, second among the returning linemen with 10 career starts, will "probably" get the start at right.
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K-State coach Bill Snyder named Carson Coffman the starter over Gregory, who transferred to Kansas State this summer after getting a sixth-year of eligibility.
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USF's first three games -- against I-AA opponents Wofford and Charleston Southern and I-A newcomer Western Kentucky -- may allow the Bulls to play reserves and test their depth, but senior middle linebacker Kion Wilson says he doesn't want to.
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USF senior defensive end George Selvie is among 30 NCAA football student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and were tabbed as candidates today for the 2009 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
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Head coach Jim Leavitt requested that the his first radio show of the 2009 season be at the Beef O'Brady's on campus becuase he wanted to see and be among the students on gameweek.
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Greg Auman takes a look at I-AA teams and how likely they are to upset a BCS conference team in a season opener.
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Brent McMurphy discusses the plans the Bulls have in place to prevent another mid season collapse. The full article will appear on the front page of the Tampa Trib.
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ESPNU's "Coaches Spotlight" show had the ambitious goal this week of interviewing all 120 Division I-A coaches during two six-hour shows, and USF coach Jim Leavitt was part of the parade, doing a four-minute phone interview with ESPNU on Tuesday...
SOCCER (M)
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In a game that had two red cards, USF (0-1) took down in-state rival UCF with a 2-1 victory Tuesday night at the USF Soccer Stadium.
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Another new name to introduce from USF's basketball recruiting efforts -- one possibility for the combo guard Stan Heath is looking for is Shedrick "Showtyme" Haynes, a 6-foot, 185-pound guard from Bradenton who will play this season at Lackawanna College.
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As USF marks the end of preseason camp and the start of the regular season Monday in preparation for the opener against Wofford, the hard-working video folks at USF have cobbled together an outstanding six-minute collection of the best random nuggets of wisdom culled from Jim Leavitt's post-practice interviews.
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The season debut of the Jim Leavitt Show is right around the corner. For the second consecutive season it will air on Bright House Sports Network (channel 47) each and every week with the debut coming .
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The University of South Florida will honor the memory of former RB Keeley Dorsey, who died after a conditioning workout in January 2007, throughout the upcoming season. Each game, a different senior player will wear a No. 10 jersey.

CROSS COUNTRY
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If one phrase can sum up the 2009 season for the University of South Florida cross country teams, it is that the youth movement continues for the Bulls, who officially start their campaign Friday night in the University of Tampa Invitational in Brandon, Fla.