TAMPA — After South Florida’s rushing game averaged just 3 yards per carry and scored only four touchdowns in 12 games last season, the offensive line was much-criticized. Instead of sulking, the linemen made a dedicated effort to get stronger and bigger via the weight room.
“That’s been an area of criticism for us throughout the spring and coming off last season,” USF senior lineman Thor Jozwiak said. “So, all of us in the O-line room, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to work really hard ...and get this offense rolling.”
Working with the first-team offense during the first three days of training camp were Jozwiak, Darrell Williams, Brynjar Gudmundsson, Austin Reiter and Quinterrius Eatmon, who is adjusting to a move from right tackle to right guard.
“After a couple days of getting my footing right, it just came kind of natural,” Eatmon said. “At tackle, you get a little space, so ... you have to have a lot more patience. But at guard, everything happens a little faster.”