No matter what happens this fall Dustin Grutza has proven he’s a class act and should be remembered for the roles he’s played since coming to campus. The Maysville,
Work In Progress
Demetrius Jones has seen his short Bearcats career be one of up’s and down’s since coming to campus after his quick exit from Notre Dame in the fall. With an injury behind him and talk of his poor mechanics, Jones continued to work hard and saved his best for Saturday night’s spring game making sure everyone will have to keep his name on the possible list of starting quarterbacks if Ben Mauk doesn’t return.
Rumors, Many Rumors
The talk on Saturday night was that Ben Mauk will receive his approval from the NCAA on Tuesday this week. While Mauk and those at UC continued to say they’ve not heard from the NCAA, much talk was that things look good. Let’s hope this is more than rumors and becomes truth early this week.
Mauk Goes Old School
If you saw the red jersey Ben Mauk was wearing during Saturday night’s game and wondered where he got it, the quarterback explained the ownership. “They had some old jerseys out at the golf outing and I saw this one and bought it.” The jersey was Bearcats model C-USA and showed its wear.
One of the things many have asked me about is the progress of Chazz Anderson. On Saturday night Chazz had a night that could be expected.
After going up and down during the spring Collaros showed why he’s considered a gamer and a player to keep an eye on. As spring drills were coming to a close it looked as Collaros would be the guy left out of the quarterback race. But a strong showing on Saturday night must have the Bearcats staff looking hard at any possible move.
Pike may be the one on the hot seat after he looked lost on Saturday night. Most of the spring the talk was there was going to have to be a move at the quarterback spot and after Saturday night Pike might be the one looking up at the rest.
The Bearcats defense has got to be considered one of the nation’s top defenses. With speed and building depth, the Bearcats continue to show they’ve got the talent needed to take over a game. With the moves of Connor Barwin, Craig Carey and Brandon Underwood in the mix the Bearcats depth is growing.
Ryan “No Comment” Manalac
The one Bearcat who doesn’t talk a lot is the one who was making the most plays on Saturday night. Ryan Manalac is not one to talk about himself and instead of talking with anyone holding a recording device run to the nearest exit sign, but when you continue to make plays people want to know more about you.
Barwin & Carey
What was best described by me as an experiment, the Barwin / Carey move to defensive end from the offense has proven to be one of the best in college football. The duo brought an exciting attitude to the defense and much needed energy to a group that carries the lunch pail knowing what they can do.
Nut To Claws
Brandon Underwood continues to show he’s got the tools to play a major role on the Bearcats defense this fall. After showing signs of doing so good things while at
Guidugli Moving Up
Ben Guidugli may be in the shadow of his older brother, but the Bearcats tight end is making a name for himself and showed on Saturday he’s capable of getting open and make a play. While he’ll need to continue to work on the small things the Highlands High product is earning his scholarship.
Yingling Makes Most Of Chance
Another In The Mix
After having an “OK” spring, running back Scott Johnson showed he may be a player to watch when the team returns to the practice field in August. While he only rushed for 26 yards, he did get an average of 6.5 yards. But if Johnson can’t make the move up on the depth chart look for one of the freshmen to get a shot to be the third back in the Bearcats offense.
Fans & Prospects
With a count of over 10,000 for Bearcat Bowl II the
We’ll have more on Bearcat Bowl II today and during the early part of the week.