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Bearcats head coach Tommy Tuberville speaks after practice #14

After practice #14 head coach Tommy Tuberville addressed a few questions at Camp Higher Ground. Bearcat Insider was able to be on the scene. Check out a few of Tuberville's quotes.

On Tuesday the Bearcats practiced at Camp Higher Ground just three days after their first scrimmage last Saturday at Nippert Stadium. The boys from Clifton were flying around and the intensity was elevated with the season opener being a little over two weeks away. Tomorrow coach Tuberville plans to have a situational scrimmage during practice. “We are going to have a scrimmage tomorrow like a situational scrimmage,” said Tuberville. “And try to learn something from that I think now we need to put them in certain parts of the field and get the coaches out the way so they have to think on their own.”

Ross Trail got some snaps with the second team offense and looked good in practice. In the scrimmage he threw 1 interception, but other than that he looked poised and efficient. Tuberville plans to give Trail some first team reps tomorrow during the scrimmage. “Trail has been working with the ones a little bit more to give him a look at the scrimmage tomorrow,” said Tuberville. “The quarterbacks in general have all been rotating.”

One of the interesting things Tuberville talked about was about how different the offense will look this season. The receivers are much younger compared to last season. “Offensively it will be somewhat different because we don’t have six or seven you know fourth or fifth year receivers,” said Tuberville. “And so we have to take advantage of the experienced ones we have moving them around and try to bring the young guys along as the season progresses.” They will be young at the receiver spot with the only senior being Nate Cole and he will be expected to elevate his game to help the young group.

Overall Tuberville seemed pleased about the direction his team is heading. He talked about about getting better and preparing for a long season.”We are getting better, the intensity is great and I like the effort,” said Tuberville. “We have to take advantage of every rep the next two weeks to get ready for a long season.”

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