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Ep. 11: Scouting SEC Tourney, USF AD Mike Kelly on Super Bowl experience/Playoff expansion and Shelton Quarles on Super Bowl XXXVII memories

March 5, 2020

10News anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss Rob's scouting trip to the SEC Tournament in Nashville next week. The guys also welcome in USF Director of Athletics Mike Kelly, who also served as the COO of the College Football Playoff, to discuss his climb to the AD spot at USF (9:50), being a part of three Super Bowl Host Committees (13:00), South Florida's rise under new football coach Jeff Scott (17:20), the importance of the UCF-USF rivalry (21:45) and his thoughts on if the College Football Playoff needs to expand (25:00). Also joining the pod is Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII champion and current Director of Football Ops Shelton Quarles, who spoke on what makes a successful Super Bowl (33:00), his memories from 2003 in San Diego winning the Lombardi Trophy (35:15), a cool story on Jon Gruden (36:30), his memories of playing alongside Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks (39:20) and his perspective from last week's NFL Combine (41:15). Rob also gives an update on Yacht Village and its importance to Super Bowl week next year (49:20).

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