As the Bearcats prepare for the
The first topic was another blocked punt by Marty Gilyard early in the Miami of Ohio game. Elston commented, "Yeah. We had a great scheme, and the guys executed it well. You see a lot of guys get through on a great scheme, but they don't make the play. Marty Gilyard has a knack for making the play and blocked the ball for the second week in a row."
Marty Gilyard Blocks Miami Punt
The one negative was the fact that UC again missed multiple kicks. Coach Elston spoke to that concern. "The inconsistency of Jake Rogers as a redshirt freshman is a concern, but we have a lot of redshirt freshman that are inconsistent. His mistakes are just more glaring because he's out there trying to put a ball through the uprights, but he'll be improved. We've got to get him more consistent."
Although the placekicking is a concern, Elston is pleased with the kickoffs. "Absolutely. We're 31-st in the country in kickoff coverage defense so I'm very happy. From where we were the first week until now, the kickoffs are outstanding."
Last week when we spoke with Coach Elston, who also serves as Brian Kelly's recruiting coordinator, he indicated that the Bearcats had only four more scholarships to award for the 2008 class. Yesterday he left himself a little more wiggle room. "We have four or five left."
In Saturday's game against
Kickoff Saturday is 7:30 and a big crowd of 30,000 or more is anticipated.