The Bearcat Football Family came together on Friday to start a fun filled weekend of friendship and support for the Bearcat football program. With many former lettermen returning for Friday's golf outing, those who attended left with a feeling of warmth and enjoyment for the program they love so much.
The day started with a round of golf for many. Carts full of former Bearcat greats rode around the Pebble Creek Golf Course. Groups as large as eleven golfers and as small as four tried their luck on a course that left some scratching their head.
Several current Bearcat coaches played alongside of former players, while Head Coach Mark Dantonio sat at the sixteenth hole ready to hit golf balls in, around and past the water hazard in a Beat the Coach hole. While the water won many balls during the day, a few found spots close to the hole and earned the themselves a prize.
After the golf former Bearcats gathered around the clubhouse waiting for dinner and the sight of other former teammates who were coming for the dinner. The names of former Bearcats was impressive to say the least.
Headlining the player list was former running back Reggie Taylor who came in from California with his son Reggie Jr. While the youngest Taylor is a high school junior defensive back/running back, his father still looks in great shape.
But the night belonged to former running back Don Goodman. Goodman who is now better known for being the father of Bearcat recruit Dominick Goodman, was team MVP in 1983. He was joined by former offensive linemen Doug Rosfeld who captained the 1999 and 2000 Bearcat teams. Both former players were honored by friends and former teammates.
While everyone enjoyed both Don and Doug's speech, special guest Mike Scarry stole the show. The former NFL assistant coach started his coaching career at the University of Cincinnati. Now 85, Scarry had the former Bearcats laughing and wanting more.
Others who spoke were Bearcat athletic director Mr. Bob Goin and Head Coach Mark Dantonio. Bearcat Insider was on hand and taped these speeches so fans of the Bearcats can go behind the scenes and feel like they are "Inside" the Bearcat family.
Look for "Premium" links for these speeches starting Monday morning only at Bearcat Insider.