Skip Holtz is hitting the reset button, focusing strictly on the second half of the Bulls' season.
Without a game to prepare for last week, Holtz created some competition at practice with a 'spring camp.' Starting jobs weren't on the line, but more playing time was the prize up for grabs.
"Where you're going to see it is, not maybe necessarily depth chart changes as far as starters being demoted," said Holtz. "It's probably more of the development of the depth of the football team than it is an overhaul, to say he's getting benched or he's getting benched."
Holtz has his Bulls working on every detail in an effort to break them out of their losing streak. The Bulls spend part of practice learning how to run on and off the field with a purpose.
"I think when you let it drag physically, you let it drag mentally and emotionally," continued Holtz. "So we are conditioning for a purpose."
Out of the 120 teams in the FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision), USF stands alone. They are on a distinct list that they'd like to remove their name from: The Bulls are the only team without a defensive interception. It's the contributing factor for their losses.
Holtz believes it's causing his team to play tight, trying too hard to get the first one.
"I think it's like getting that (elusive) win," said Holtz. "You start to get, ugh, there it is. That interception that we've been fighting for all season. Haven't been able to get it and there it is. We have to relax and play football."
Creating their own opportunities is what it's going to take for this team to win.
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