Jim Leavitt shakes up his coaching staff
USF football coach Jim Leavitt announced Monday that his coaching staff is undergoing some changes this offseason.
Rich Rachel, who coached the defensive backs for the Bulls this season, and Pat Burnham, director of High School Relations for the Bulls since 2000, will each fill new roles in the 2008 season.
Rachel – an assistant who has been on the Bulls’ coaching staff since 2000 – will no longer focus on the defensive backs. Instead, he will move into the position of director of High School Relations. He will be spending more time scouting high school players from around the country.
Rachel has been coaching various forms of football since 1969, and coached a secondary that was touted to have the best cornerback tandem in the nation in Mike Jenkins and Trae Williams.
With Rachel taking over his former position, Burnham will become assistant director of Football Operations. Burnham – son of USF defensive coordinator Wally Burnham – has been working in football since 1998 with the University of South Carolina.
Come early for parking
Night classes could make parking a problem for Wednesday night’s nationally televised men’s basketball game against No. 20 Pittsburgh.
Despite a 7:30 p.m. tipoff – about a half an hour later than usual – the USF Athletic Department is encouraging fans to arrive early to avoid parking in an overflow lot.
Once the Sun Dome lots reach their capacity, fans will not be able to turn onto 50th Avenue from Elm Street.
USF gives it away in Memphis 34-33
At the half, a 14-point lead meant USF was on track to win its first conference game in over a calendar year. That energy was kept up even with under five minutes to go when the Bulls were up 33-20. Then USF watched as its lead went from comfortable, to slim, to nonexistent in the […]
Club teams missing competition, friendship due to COVID-19
Under normal circumstances, Grant Nolder, president of the USF flag football team would be preparing for the club’s biggest competition of the year, the Swamp Bowl. The annual tournament, hosted at UF, typically takes place during the fall semester and features some of the best club flag football teams in the country. Winners of the […]
Bulls battle with ECU in OT win
Coach Brian Gregory said Tuesday the Bulls didn’t play complete, 40-minute games in their two losses last week. It’s debatable if they did Wednesday night against East Carolina (11-18, 5-11) at the Yuengling Center, but it was more than enough to put up a 73-68 overtime win. “It’s funny. There were stretches where we played […]
First SG scholarship rewards student leaders
Student Government (SG) launched the first-of-its-kind, merit-based scholarship to students Nov. 5 on USF’s Tampa campus. As a part of Student Body President Britney Deas and Student Body Vice President Travis McCloskey’s platform, Bull S.H.I.F.T., — Success, Health, Innovation, Finance and Tradition — the SG’s Student Leadership Scholarship consists of two merit-based scholarships which will […]
On-campus Jabil institute sparks anticipation from students
A plan drafted on a bar napkin two years ago has now become the USF Jabil Innovation Institute, a multi-million dollar institute combining the College of Engineering and the Muma College of Business. Senior Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the USF Foundation Joel Momberg and Jabil CEO Mark Mondello jotted the idea down […]