Florida Coach Jim Leavitt's start-up program (the Bulls are beginning just
their seventh season in Division I-A) has knocked off Louisville and West
Virginia in the past two seasons.
WILLIAMS, the once-infamous Miami recruit, is now enrolled at Louisville
following a brief juco stint at West Los Angeles College. He will have two
years of eligibility remaining and is expected to challenge for a starting job.
. . . West Virginia raided conference foe South Florida for two of its
assistants, offensive line coach GREG FREY and quarterbacks coach ROD SMITH.
Frey replaces the highly regarded Rick Trickett, who left for Florida State;
Smith played quarterback for Mountaineers coach RICH RODRIGUEZ at Glenville
State in the mid-'90s. . . . Cincinnati quarterback DUSTIN GRUTZA, a starter
for the past two seasons, will have to fight off Wake Forest transfer BEN MAUK
to keep his job. Mauk is believed to be a better fit in the no-huddle spread
offense of new coach BRIAN KELLY. . . . Pittsburgh coach DAVE WANNSTEDT is
counting on highly touted freshman LESEAN MCCOY of Harrisburg, Pa., to
contribute immediately. McCoy, a top�10 running back in the high school
class of 2006, originally committed to Miami before spending a year at prep
school. Another highly ranked Panthers recruit, quarterback PAT BOSTICK of
Lancaster, Pa., could also play as a freshman.