November 16, 2007
Capogna's Corner: Is it really senior night?
|Note: Nick Capogna is a senior offensive lineman for the Bulls and he shares his thoughts on the 2007 season in our annual online diary at USFBullsEYE.com:|
Well, Saturday is it - my last home game. It seems like yesterday I was just packing up all my stuff in Clearwater to report to my first camp. Has it really been five years already? Amazing how the time goes. Monday was my 23rd birthday. I am getting old!
Senior night, I just hope I don't trip coming out of the tunnel when they announce my name. I've been known to do that. I'm not really sure what I'll be feeling. I guess you don't really know until it's all over. I'll have my Mom and Dad there, my grandma (Dad's mom) and my aunt (Mom's sister). She lives in Bradenton, but she's been to every home game I've played, so she definitely deserves to be out there.
It's been a rough year for me. I had such high expectations - got invited to go to Rhode Island for the preseason Big East bash, was All-Big East in a lot of publications, so it's been really hard not to be out there playing.
I got my most playing time of the year last week against Syracuse. Coach Leavitt told me earlier in the week that I was going to be rotating in a lot more because I'd been looking good in practice, but when Jake (Griffin) tweaked his ankle, I was in sooner and longer than I expected. Taking 80 snaps is a whole different animal. You can do as much running and conditioning as you want in practice, but it's not the same.
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