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Munchie Legaux | Quarterback

Team: Cincinnati Bearcats
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 203

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Cincinnati HC Tommy Tuberville said the team will go with senior QB Munchie Legaux as the school's starter "for a while."
Tuberville said the team needs consistency at the QB position, referring to the same passer working the No. 1s during practice. The head coach added Gunner Kiel will not receive those reps until he is 100 percent healthy. Legaux has a good amount of starting experience, and entered Friday's game in relief to throw three touchdowns. Sat, Nov 1, 2014 01:03:00 PM

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Cincinnati senior QB Munchie Legaux (knee) has received an extra year of eligibility from the NCAA.

Legaux, who was forced to the sideline due to a horrific knee injury for most of last season, will have one season of eligibility remaining. The Bearcat signal-caller is still rehabbing and hopes to be ready for fall practices. He's thrown for 2,847 yards and 20 touchdowns in 31 games at Cincinnati. Legaux will have to fight off Notre Dame transfer Gunner Kiel and junior college transfer Jarred Evans for the starting gig.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Cincinnati announced that senior QB Munchie Legaux will miss the remainder of the season because of a serious left knee injury.

Legaux's season ended on Saturday when he was simultaneously drilled by a pair of Illini defenders. He was carted off the field. Brendon Kay, who threw for 1,298 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions and in 2012, will return to the starting lineup. Bennie Coney will ascend to backup QB duties, and coach Tommy Tuberville said the redshirt freshman would also see the field. "If you remember last spring, Bennie Coney probably had the most improvement of anybody in spring practice," Tuberville said. "He just didn't have the experience. We'll take his talents and put them to use. He knows the offense."
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 01:10:00 PM

Cincinnati senior QB Munchie Legaux suffered a gruesome left leg injury against Illinois.

It looked really bad and could involve knee and bone issues. The cart was immediately waved on to the field. Legaux has had an up and down career with the Bearcats and will likely have to change positions in the NFL. He completed 17 of 31 attempts for 237 yards, one touchdown, and one interception before the injury.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 03:08:00 PM

Cincinnati junior Munchie Legaux might be forced to switch positions with Brendon Kay likely holding onto the starting QB job in 2013.

After applying for an extra season of eligibility, Legaux has two years remaining. He may be forced to transfer if he is determined to play quarterback, but Legaux flashed the mobility and athleticism to potentially move to receiver or tight end.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:04:00 AM

Cincinnati junior Munchie Legaux will face competition this week for the starting QB spot from senior Brendon Kay.

Head coach Butch Jones said that he was impressed with Kay when the senior took over for Legaux last weekend. "He has great knowledge, a great grasp of our offense. I thought he had tremendous poise. He took control." Legaux was expected to focus more on ball carrying duties while under center, but he is still making too many mistakes.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 11:29:00 AM

Cincinnati junior QB Munchie Legaux is expected to carry the ball more, according to head coach Butch Jones.

"We’re going to make a commitment to run him more," Jones said. "For our offense to really be effective, our quarterback has to be more of a running threat at times." This new offensive philosophy could be attributed to Legaux's struggles as a passer, but Jones won't admit that. The junior has run for 296 yards and four touchdowns this season.
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 03:41:00 PM

Cincinnati junior Munchie Legaux will remain the Bearcats starting QB despite another questionable performance against Louisville.

"We’re going to stay with him and continue to coach him," head coach Butch Jones said. "I’m not a believer in playing musical chairs at the quarterback position. Right now he needs people to show him confidence." After only throwing three interceptions compared to 11 touchdowns in the first five games of 2012, Legaux has thrown five interceptions over the last two games.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 12:09:00 PM

Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones acknowledged that junior QB Munchie Legaux took a step back in his progression against Toledo.

"It’s a combination of a lot of little things," Jones said. "Sometimes it’s him over-striding. Sometimes it’s under-striding and setting his feet. This past Saturday he didn't improve like we’d like him to." Legaux has showed promise all season, but regressed this past weekend and it resulted in the team's first loss. He faces possibly the best sophomore quarterback prospect in Teddy Bridgewater and the Louisville Cardinals this weekend.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 12:24:00 PM

Cincinnati junior Munchie Legaux will remain the Bearcats starting QB job despite turning the ball over four times against Delaware State.

Legaux did complete 20-of-27 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns, but added two interceptions and two fumbles. "You can’t take the turnovers away but I thought he improved his accuracy," head coach Butch Jones said. "I thought he was in command of the offense. He hit some big-time throws." Legaux also added 46 yards on the ground.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 10:49:00 AM

Cincinnati junior Munchie Legaux has won the Bearcats starting QB job over senior Brendon Kay.

Legaux played a major role in four of Cincinnati's final five games in 2011, completing only 47 percent of his passes, including five touchdowns and four interceptions. The junior also rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Kay only saw time in last year's opener, so the favorite all summer as been Legaux.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 09:08:00 AM

Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux threw for 217 yards with 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in a win over UConn Saturday.

Legaux and the Bearcats survived a furious comeback by UConn after leading 28-6 at halftime. Legaux's 31-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter kept the Huskies just enough at bay to get the victory and the share of the Big East title, their third in the last four years. Unfortunately for Bearcats fans, West Virginia holds the head-to-head tiebreaker and will most likely be the team invited to the Orange Bowl Jan. 4.
Sat, Dec 3, 2011 03:46:00 PM

Putting aside last week's rough outing at Rutgers imperative for Munchie Legaux with share of Big East title still possible.

Legaux's first-career start was a rough one, but he and his teammates need to put that well behind them and focus on Syracuse this week and what is still attainable with two games remaining.
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 10:49:00 AM

With Zach Collaros out for the remainder of the regular season, Cincinnati turns to Munchie Legaux at quarterback.

Collaros (ankle) could be back for the Bearcats’ bowl, but Legaux will be under center for the final three games of the regular season. On Saturday against West Virginia, Legaux saw his first action since mop-up duty against Akron on Sept. 19. The sophomore threw for 144 yards and had 77 rushing in the first extended action of his career.
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 10:08:00 AM