SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF BULLS FALL PRACTICE : AUGUST 25
By Leo Haggerty
Game week, baby. Seven days until the beginning of the 2018 campaign for South Florida.
Because of that, photo access is extremely limited but I did get a chance to interview a bunch of players and coaches.
Today I got a chance to talk with Defensive End Kirk Livingstone. The 6’4′ Fort Lauderdale native is one of the anchors in the Green & Gold defensive scheme.
As you’ll be able to tell by the tone of the conversations I had this week, everyone associated with the USF football program is raring to go.
A plethora of new action shots from Photo Journalist Trace Crisp on the last day of access. Nice job, TC. Enjoy
LH : How important is winning that elusive first conference championship?
KL : It’s very, very, very important to us. We haven’t won one here yet. It’s a major goal of everyone on the team.
LH : When you play the option that Georgia Tech runs, is it tackle the fullback and hit the quarterback and run to the football once it’s pitched?
KL : Kind of. We all have different jobs. You have to remember what your job is because, if you don’t do your assignment, they end up scoring. It’s a type of offense that we don’t usually see. It’s an offense that we have to focus on.
LH : Do you like it when you drop into coverage every now and then?
KL : I hope I get a chance to do that. I really hope so.
LH : No offense goes as fast as your’s does in practice every day. How important is that for conditioning and getting you ready to play a game?
KL : Really helps with conditioning because our offense will tire you out. It’s very tiring playing against them especially at the pace they are starting to go. You can sometimes get a breather but, in the end, it helps us.
LH : A different dynamic at quarterback this year. A lot different than having to chase #9 around every day at practice, right?
KL : We have guys that can run now too. Blake and Chris are good athletes. They’re a lot faster than you think.