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Steven Bench | Quarterback

Team: South Florida Bulls
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200

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USF sophomore QB Steven Bench is expected to start against Miami.
Bench took over for an ineffective Bobby Eveld last weekend, but USF has yet to win a game this season. "I’ve never been a part of something like this," head coach Willie Taggart said. "I know we all want to find a quarterback that can be consistent and help this team, and we will. That’s my job to find that guy." Bench transferred from Penn State this offseason. Wed, Sep 18, 2013 09:29:00 AM

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USF head coach Willie Taggart says sophomore QB Steven Bench is already comfortable with his new team.

"He's been walking around like he's been there the entire spring. It's been really cool. The kid has a great personality and he's fitting in really good with our team," Taggart said. Due to NCAA regulations, Bench will be eligible to play immediately and could compete for the starting spot.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 09:05:00 AM

Penn State sophomore QB Steven Bench will transfer to USF, according to Joe Schad of ESPN.

Bench chose USF over Mississippi State, and will reportedly have a chance to win the starting job this season. "I want to get my face in the play book and get ready to go," Bench said. "Coach Taggart is a real confident guy.... He (Taggart) will play anybody anywhere anytime." Due to NCAA sanctions, Bench will be eligible for the 2013 season.
Thu, May 23, 2013 10:42:00 AM

ESPN's Joe Schad reports former Penn State sophomore QB Steven Bench will decide between USF and Mississippi State.

Bench has already visited USF and will travel to Mississippi State on Tuesday and Wednesday. Due to NCAA punishments handed down to Penn State, Bench will be eligible to play for either school immediately.
Tue, May 21, 2013 11:24:00 AM

Former Penn State sophomore QB Steven Bench will visit NC State from May 17-19 and will then travel to Mississippi State on May 20-21.

Bench recently finished a visit with USF. "I’m going in with an open mind right now," Bench said. "I’m going to take my visits, I’m going to make the best decision for me." Temple and Florida International also showed interested in the sophomore quarterback who will be eligible to play immediately.
Wed, May 15, 2013 09:49:00 AM

There appears to be mutual interest between former Penn State sophomore QB Steven Bench and the Mississippi State football team.

"I want to feel comfortable at my new school and academics will play a part into it, atmosphere will play a part in the decision because obviously I got to live for the next three or four years," Bench said. "I want to feel at home and I want to have fun and I want to get a good education." Under NCAA regulations, Bench would be allowed to play immediately in 2013.
Sun, May 5, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Sophomore QB Steven Bench will transfer from Penn State.

Bench was in a contested battle with Tyler Ferguson for the starting quarterback job, but it appears that Ferguson will have a much easier time claiming that spot now. As part of the NCAA sanctions, Bench will be able to transfer to another program without having to sit out a year.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 01:23:00 PM

With Rob Bolden talking transfer, Steven Bench is aiming to be part of the mix at QB.

Bolden talked transfer before under Joe Paterno, but the way things are going it is not likely he will be around for Bill O’Brien’s first season in Happy Valley. That could open the door for Steven Bench on the depth chart. Shane McGregor is listed as the No. 3 quarterback behind Matt McGloin and Paul Jones, but Bench, a freshman who arrives on campus this summer, is intent on getting some meaningful reps in preseason practice.
Tue, May 22, 2012 05:19:00 PM