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Former USF safety will return to spring practices

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South Florida still has a few more weeks before they kick off spring practice, but when they do, the Bulls will have a little more depth in the secondary.

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports that former USF safety Spencer Boyd will be back with the team for spring practices. A bit of back story: Boyd, a Notre Dame transfer, was suspended for the final three games of last season for “in-house things” before it was announced in January that the sophomore would be transferring again.

Now, Boyd’s back… sort of. The safety is still on scholarship at USF and will use spring practices as a way to try to earn his spot back on the team and back in the good graces of coach Skip Holtz (pictured). Boyd will have to pay his way through summer classes and his scholarship status with the team will be revisited in the fall.

It’s another opportunity for Boyd, but his return also helps USF as spring practices are a transition period often associated with depth issues. Seniors have departed, some players are held out because of injuries and most of the incoming freshman class haven’t arrived yet. On top of it all, USF is breaking in a new defensive coordinator Chris Cosh. 

Boyd played sparingly last season, but did force a fumble on a kickoff return that was returned for a touchdown against Ball State.

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