The USF Spring Game will once again return to Corbett Stadium on the USF campus on Saturday, April 13 with a 1 p.m. kickoff.
The spring game, which has drawn capacity crowds the past four seasons to Corbett Stadium, is free to the public and will cap off a day of entertainment on campus that begins with a street festival starting at 11 a.m. outside the stadium. Normal pregame tailgating activities will be allowed in campus lots. Fans are also encouraged to bring blankets and utilize seating areas on the grass berms surrounding the playing surface as a large crowd is expected.
Fans will get their first look at a 2019 Bulls team that returns 16 starters (9 offense, 5 defense, 2 specialists) from a 2018 squad that reached the program’s fourth straight bowl game. USF’s third season under head coach Charlie Strong will feature a new offensive coordinator in Kerwin Bell, who led Valdosta State to an NCAA Division II national championship with the nation’s top scoring offense (52.0 ppg) last year.
Bell will take the reins of an offense that returns starting quarterback Blake Barnett (2,710 passing yards), first team all-conference tight end Mitchell Wilcox (540 receiving yards), tailbacks Jordan Cronkrite (1,121 rushing yards) and Johnny Ford (787 rushing yards), leading receiver Randall St. Felix (679 receiving yards) and all five starters along the offensive line from bowl game.
The defensive returners are led by second-leading tackler Greg Reaves (89 tackles), who is expected to return to his defensive end position after starting the final seven games of 2018 at linebacker. Honorable mention all-conference cornerback Mike Hampton returns after posting the second-most pass defenses (18) in program history, as do safety Nick Roberts, who led the team with three interceptions and was fourth with 72 tackles, and defensive end Kirk Livingstone, who tied for the team lead with 10 tackles for loss and was fifth with 56 tackles.
The Bulls will take the field for the first of 15 spring practices on March 19 and will practice for four weeks leading up to the spring game.
USF will play seven games in Raymond James Stadium during the 2019 season, highlighted by visits from preseason top 25-ranked Wisconsin to open the season (Aug. 30) and BYU (Oct. 12) in the non-conference slate and three straight November home games vs. conference contenders Temple (Nov. 7), Cincinnati (Nov. 16) and Memphis (Nov. 23).
USF football season ticket member priority renewal period has ended, but members can still renew their tickets for the 2019 season by visiting USFBullsTix.com by calling 1-800-Go-Bulls. New season ticket sales for all stadium locations will begin on March 25. In-person sales will also take place at USF Spring Game on April 13.
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📅 USF Football Spring Practice Dates
Practices will be held in the afternoon. Details on media availability times will follow. All practices at the Morsani Football Practice Complex.
Tues., March 19
Wed., March 20
Thurs., March 21
Sat., March 23
Tues., March 26
Wed., March 27
Fri., March 29
Sat., March 30
Tues., April 2
Thurs., April 4
Sat., April 6
Tues., April 9
Thurs., April 11
Fri., April 12
Sat., April 13 – USF Spring Game