"Big Cat Wants To Eat"

Those were the words of Connor Barwin about his move to defense this spring after being a tight end the past three years.

Much has been posted about Connor Barwin’s move from tight end to defensive end since word came down he was moving.  Was Connor upset about the move?  Why move him going into his senior seasons?  Those were just a few of the questions being posted across the web. 


Barwin Splits Linemen


But one thing nobody knew was how Connor really felt about it.  Now after two days of practice the Michigan native gave a glimpse into his thoughts about the move.


“At tight end you can be on the field but many things must happen.  The O-line must block, running backs must hit their holes, quarterbacks must make reads and as a tight end you have to wait your turn to get the ball.  On defense your there every play with a chance to make a difference in a game, “Big Cat Want’s To Eat” and that is what I hope to be doing on defense.”


Barwin Goes Inside


While the move is all of two practices old, Barwin is showing why he was such a great athlete in high school and capable of being a two-sport athlete in college for a couple of seasons.


On day one Barwin would struggle on technique and footwork but on day two he was creating havoc for Bearcat offensive linemen during one-on-one drills using his great burst off the edge to win battles.  This is not to say Barwin is ready to go out and battle but he’s showing early signs along with Craig Carey that the two former offensive players have what it takes to play on the Bearcats highly regarded defense.


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