Lighthall: Finally, USF Chooses Matt Floyd as Starting Quarterback

By: Jim Lighthall

Matt Floyd will be the starting quarterback for USF when they take the field Saturday night against McNeese State. Bulls head coach Willie Taggart named the redshirt sophomore his starter, ending weeks of speculation as to who would lead the USF offense in 2013.

Floyd beat out senior Bobby Eveld, transfer Steven Bench and true freshman Mike White for the job. How long he keeps it is up to him.

Taggart had voiced his disappointment in recent days about the inability of any of his quarterbacks to distance themselves from the field in the quest to become the starter. Although Floyd has made some big plays during training camp, Taggart has been concerned with Floyd’s big mistakes too.

Floyd played in a total of seven games last season, throwing five interceptions and no touchdowns, while completing just over 51-percent of his passes. The former Milton High School product had his best game in his only start of 2012 – 176 yards passing on the road at Cincinnati.

The Bulls play their season opener at Raymond James Stadium at 7:30 pm. Pregame on 98.7 The Fan begins at 5:30 pm.

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