TAMPA, Florida -- Willie Taggart told us before spring practice began that his quarterback was going to have to be smart, and he wasn't lying. The signal callers are cramming for more than just exams these days.
"There's a few times where I just feel like I'm getting it and we're rolling, and there's other times where I feel like everything's going wrong," said senior Bobby Eveld.
To win the starting job, it will take some extra homework. Taggart considers his playbook to be extremely tough to master, especially for quarterbacks. The signal caller who grasps the offense fastest may have a leg up when we get to the first game this fall.
"It's like musical chairs," Taggart said of his depth chart. "If you take a day off, then someone's going to move ahead of you."
Eveld and Matt Flynn seem to have the best resumes coming into the spring, but Taggart doesn't care about resumes. This is a brand new team for him. What was done in the past at South Florida is somewhat irrelevant when it comes to naming starters at any position. So, for quarterbacks, now is the time to prove that you're worthy of running Taggart's team come fall.
"Every time they come out here they're being evaluated and they understand that," said Taggart.
You can't stay the same. You stay the same, you're getting worse because everybody's getting better," said Flynn. "We're just all competing, competing, competing and trying to get better every single day."
USF's annual spring football game is set for Saturday, April 13 at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.