With day 2 of Spring practice in the books, junior Silverberry Mouhon reflects on this upcoming season for the Cincinnati Bearcats. Coming into this season they have two new coordinators on defense in Hank Hughes and Robert Prunty.
"It's the same as last year," Mouhon explained. "We're still assignment sound, get to the ball, every man for himself first; he basically does his job and as a team we get the job done."
Mouhon in two seasons has been a force for the Bearcats' with 43.5 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles. But with the departure of Greg Blair, Mouhon looks to help fill the leadership role left by him.
"It's a big role to fill," Mouhon said. "I try my best to do the best I can everyday. Even if I can't get my voice up, my teammates are there with me. So the whole d-line we help lead each other, making it all work hand in hand."
Not only is leadership a big role but continuing to improve is something Mouhon looks to do. How can you build off last season?
"I try to get better, work on my technique, work on my teammates, learn how to be persistent and consistent in everything I do," he said about improving from last season. "Be more of a leader but at the same time I have my teammates to rely on to and they rely on me too."
What makes this season special for Mouhon is having his little brother Kevin Mouhon joining him as a Bearcat.
"It feels great. He's a hard worker," he said. "I would say honestly he's a harder worker than I am. He's a tough, has a high motor and I can't wait to get the chance to play with him this year."