Experienced defensive players at the University of South Florida stepped up this week to help Bulls defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan develop a game plan to limit talented Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Having been away from the college game for nearly two decades, Bresnahan has not had the opportunity to coach against Bridgewater. Bulls players that have played against Bridgewater for the last couple of years helped dissect Bridgewater’s play.
“Louisville is a little bit more of a play-action team, and the guys that are experienced know that,” junior LB Reshard Cliett said. “We’ve tried to give Coach Bresnahan some plays to stop that. … I want to be able to blitz all the time. Hopefully, we can get opportunities to get pressure on (Bridgewater.)”
SHAW MISSING: RB Marcus Shaw (hamstring) was not seen at Bulls practice Wednesday, a day after he jogged around at practice with his teammates. Coaches had expressed optimism he would be able to play against Louisville on Saturday, and no official change to his status was made.
QB Steven Bench (knee) was at practice and appeared to be jogging without any limp.