One area the Bearcats football program and Coach Mark Dantonio stress is being part of the Cincinnati community. If there is a cause Coach Dantonio feels important his team will have representives on hand. Saturday saw another chance for Bearcats football players to reach out and be part of a community cause.
As the team practiced Saturday morning several youngsters sat and watched the Bearcats football team work through drills as they prepared for Thursday nights opener against Eastern Michigan. The youngsters on hand were part of Angel Tree a mentoring group working with children who have one or more parents in prison.
When practice finished the youngsters made the trip up to the baseball stadium and waited a few minutes as several members of the Bearcats football program came up and ran a small clinic that showed the kids the same drills they've learned during their Bearcats career.
After the clinic the youngsters heard from a special speaker about his life story. Brad Cousion shared his story about coming for a humble family and no college scholarship to earning his way to pay for his first few months of college until he earned a full scholarship at Miami of Ohio. After Miami Brad saw the Bengals give him a chance and he made the best of it.
Former Bengal Brad Cousion
Now while Bearcats and Redhawks don't always see eye to eye, the Bearcats made sure Mr. Cousion knew the Victory Bell sits in the Bearcats Football office. But while some laughter was exchanged both groups knew they were there for the kids.
Bearcat Insider was on hand to cover this event and is happy to share these photos and also a short audio interview with the groups director.
To listen to the audio interview please click the following link.