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Cincinnati wide receiver Johnny Holton feels ready for a big second half of the season.

Bearcat Insider spent some time with Cincinnati wide receiver Johnny Holton as the Bearcats get ready to take on BYU on Friday night. Holton talks about the Cougars and how the Bearcats feel about their health going into the game.

So far wide receiver Johnny Holton has continued to improve his game despite a few setbacks with injuries.  Bearcat Insider spoke with the Miami, Florida native about his on field performance so far this season, what the team must do to keep playing the type of football that helped them beat the Miami Hurricanes and his own game.

BEARCAT INSIDER: Your offense put up 446 yards against Miami so what kind of things do you feel the offense needs to improve on heading into the second half of the season?

JOHNNY HOLTON: I believe we have to come out of halftime better.  We have to have the same energy after the half that we had in the beginning of the game, so I think it’s just focusing more going into the second half on our assignments and playing good football while cutting back on the turnovers.

BEARCAT INSIDER: Going up against BYU this week they are 4-2 playing in a hostile environment heading out West what kind expectations you have for the team this week?

JOHNNY HOLTON: I’m pretty sure our team gained a lot of confidence after beating Miami.  So this week, I believe we’re moving forward with our program and trying to get better each and everyday to meet those expectations.

BEARCAT INSIDER: So you guys had the bye week last week. How do you feel it will help you for the rest of the season? Do you feel refreshed? Do you feel more healthy going into this game against BYU?

JOHNNY HOLTON: Yeah we feel more healthy.  I know we will be playing a lot faster since we had the bye week so we will be prepared for the speed of the game.  Coach always talks about playing fast so we should be ready to go in that aspect of things.

BEARCAT INSIDER: For you personally Johnny, what kind of things do you want to improve on as far as taking your game to the next level and helping this Bearcats football team win games the rest of the season?

JOHNNY HOLTON: I believe I need to improve on catching the ball more, especially contested catches and cleaning up my routes, finishing up blocks and helping this team win football games.  I have a lot more to improve on and I’m practicing on my game each and everyday.


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