There were a number of snow squalls during today's practice, but the action was fast and furious as the Bearcats ended activity for the weekend with a scrimmage. There were a number of recruits present along with February football signees.
-Mike Shaw (RB) from
-Elliot Mealer (6' 6"/280), a highly recruited tight end who will play on
the offensive line in college, watched today's practice with his parents. In addition to
-Zac Dysert. a 6' 3"/190 pound quarterback from
-Josh Canafax, a 6'/180 pound receiver from Newport Central Catholic,
watched practice with his father.
Zac played club football at Xavier last year but tried out last week for
the Bearcats and reports an offer as a preferred walk-on. Zac was getting the paper work done to
-Preferred walk-on long snapper Tom DeTemple attended his second practice of the spring with his father along with Moeller teammate Ross Oltorik (QB). Bearcat Insider did an article on DeTemple dated February 4 and on Oltorik on March 6.
-Apparently Dana Bible's daughter attends
-Mick Mickens picked up the only interception I saw in the one-on-one drill.
-I thought Dustin Grutza and Craig Carey both had maybe their best day in the 7-on-7 drill. Derrick Stewart and Jared Martin each had nice catches for 20+ yards from Grutza. Carig Carey had a nice completion to Mike Daniels for similar yardage.
The highlight of the practice was the scrimmage. I counted 42 plays. Possessions started at the 30 or 35 yard lines after a few goal line situations. Without describing plays, here's what happened:
-Grutza pass incomplete.
-Tackle for 2 yard loss by Manalac and Nakamura. Grutza complete to Martin for 4 yards. Interference by Mickens on Stewart. 1st down. Glatthaar runs for 6 yards. Grutza with keeper gets 1st down. Grutza overthrows Martin. Stewart carries for 2 yards. Glatthaar 3 yard catch from Grutza. End of possession.
-Carey gets bad snap in shotgun for -4 yards. Carey overthrows receiver. Porter holds Angelo Craig; pass incomplete;penalty accepted. Nelms tackles Glatthaar at line of scrimmage. Carey throws incomplete. End of possession.
-Revels sacks Carey -2 yards. Glatthaar +4 run. Carey throws high to Daniels incomplete. End of possession.
-Carey keeper +7 yards. Brad Jones intercepts Carey. Turnover.
-Carey complete to Marcus Barnett +7 yards. Carey complete to Charley Howard +6 yards. 1st down. Bad snap from Kelce results in turnover.
-Carey incomplete to Barnett. Carey to Ramsey +6. Carey to Barnett. 1st down. Pike enters scrimmage and fumbles handoff after low snap. Turnover and Pike exits.
-Carey underthrows open Barnett. Pike returns. Pike to Goebel broken up by Brad Jones. End of possession.
-Grutza ran against the #1 defense, and Carey ran against #2 defense.
Special Video Interview with Head Coach Brian Kelly after todays practice.
Action resumes on Monday and Bearcat Insider will be there.