Greetings folks … it’s nearly midnight but there is some news we need to pass along. The USF football team has officially lost three members for the remainder of the season due to injury.

The most noteable is kickoff specialist Justin Teachey. Teachey has been struggling in recent weeks with a nagging quad injury, and the USF coaching staff confirmed he will be done for the season.

Now most of you out there might think ‘eh big deal.’ However, consider in the Bulls’ first loss to Pittsburgh that Delbert Alvarado (who most likely will take over now) was the one who kicked the ball out of bounds on a kickoff late in the fourth quarter.

Three plays later LeSean McCoy scored the winning touchdown.

My friends the fact is that this is a huge loss for USF. Coach Jim Leavitt puts a huge emphasis on special teams, and losing Teachey will only add insult to injury for this team.

Cory Grissam, a frosh D-Tackle, and walk-on special teams player Joe Herzhauser are the other two who will not see anymore action. In reality they are relatively small losses. Grissam has played minimally. Herzhauser has made a decent impact on special teams, and is a backup on the offensive line.

A note that Herzhauser’s career will end considering he is the oldest player on the team at 25.

Remember that we will be live on this blog from Raymond James Stadium on Saturday for the Rutgers game at noon.

I will open up a blurb story, and then post live up to the minute updates on what’s going on. Of course you will get plenty of ‘analysis!’

See you then. Be ready to comment and talk football.