How did the Bearcats possible game one starting quarterback feel about the day?
"I think as an offense we had a lot of explosive plays and started it out really hot," said Kay. "Overall we have to become more consistent and make the easy plays and continue to have longer drives and be able to complete them."
Some might wonder how things are going for Kay as he made the decision to return for an extra year under a new head coach and entirely new coaching staff.
"It's definitely been a good change," he said. We're still getting use to a few things, but we'll definitely be ready for week one. We're spending a lot of time in the film room and across the board meeting with the receivers and the offensive line just all trying to be on the same page and speak the same language."
While some may have already penciled Kay in as the Bearcats starting quarterback, he uses the fact Munchie Legaux is also pushing to earn the starting job.
"It really pushes me every day to go out there and try to get better every day," said Kay. "Regardless I would, but it gives you a little extra boost to go there and work a little bit harder."
Another positive experience Kay received from his extra year was the ability to spend time at the Manning Passing Academy this summer. How was it to rub elbows with some of the best signal callers in the game?
"It was incredible," Kay said with a smile. "Just the overall experience meeting all those guys and the stories and camaraderie and just the knowledge you can gain from those guys who have played so much ball rather it's at the NFL level or in college football."