Lighthall: Montgomery the Latest to Transfer from USF
The D’vario Montgomery Era is officially over at USF (http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bulls/ex-bulls-wr-montgomery-headed-to-iowa-state/2137591). Then again, so is the Terrence Mitchell Era and the Sterling Griffin Era. The Bulls saw yet another wide receiver depart this week with the announcement that former four-star recruit D’vario Montgomery was transferring.
The Bulls have been hit hard lately by the rash of receivers that have decided to finish their college careers elsewhere. And for a team that is struggling to find returning impact players at the skill positions, the Montgomery news is especially shocking.
Willie Taggart’s offense is predicated on a power run game and utilizing the tight ends … of the 213 pass receptions caught by wide receivers at his last stop, Western Kentucky in 2012, only about 1 in 3 went to the wideouts. But they were typically big gains and/or touchdowns. So maybe the recent departure of receivers at USF means those guys are more concerned with quantity than quality.
Montgomery is headed to Iowa State, Griffin to re-join former coach Skip Holtz at Louisiana Tech and Mitchell has a slew of legal issues to sort out before he can ever return to any college campus. So guys like Andre Davis, Deonte Welch and Derrick Hopkins will be asked to shoulder the load – however big or small that actually turns out to be for USF in 2013.