@AsToldByArin on Twitter is where you'll find new Bearcat Insider intern Arin Gentry. A Cincinnati native, Gentry currently attends the University of Cincinnati and is excited to be learning about covering the Bearcats.
Bearcat Insider is excited by what Gentry can bring to the site and it starts with her first edition of "As Told By Arin" as she discusses covering her first Bearcats practice.
My First UC Pracitce
I was able to watch my first Cincinnati Bearcats Football practice, which was practice #3 for the Bearcats on Friday. Despite the heat with temperatures on the field turf as high as 115 degrees and high humidity it was the team's first day wearing pads and their first day really getting out there and getting used to things and getting after it. Honestly, I never knew what all went down during a collegiate football practice, I was just so used to coming to game days and watching them play their hearts out on the field.
But of course to be the best, they have to work for it. Which means long hours of practicing in the heat, doing the same drills and sets over and over, getting yelled at by coaches, motivating each other, and even having heated moments (fights) during practice. From watching practice I was able to tell that the guys take this game serious. The competitiveness on the field allows the players to push one another to be the best they can be.
Although it was their first real practice, a lot of the guys looked pretty good starting off. I am very interested to see who is going to be the starting quarterback when the seasons starts in a few weeks. Both Hayden Moore and Gunner Kiel look good. Even Ross Trail is looking good considering he's a redshirt freshman.
There are a lot of seniors this season, which means there will be a good amount of guys who can be leaders and who have experience and know what is going on. I look forward to attending practices and watching the guys grow and get better.
Until next time.... Go Bearcats!!!