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Cincinnati senior RB Ralph David Abernathy's "versatility as an offensive weapon makes him a player worth keeping an eye on," writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The Bearcats star's diverse skill set should help new QB Gunnar Kiel's acclimation into the starting lineup. "With a smallish frame that won't be able to take a consistent beating at the NFL level, Abernathy won't receive much attention as a prospect, but his versatility as an offensive weapon makes him a player worth keeping an eye on," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-7, 161-pound Abernathy runs a 4.45 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 18 - 9:55 PM

Although Cincinnati redshirt sophomore QB Gunner Kiel is on the NFL radar, he "has yet to prove he can be a productive college quarterback," writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Everybody expects Kiel to beat out senior Munchie Legaux for starting duties. Assuming he does, the 6-foot-4, 208-pound quarterback will display intriguing NFL tools. The former five-star recruit, who spent one season behind Everett Golson and Tommy Rees at Notre Dame before transferring, will helm an offense that returns seven starters.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 18 - 9:38 PM

Cincinnati redshirt senior OT Eric Lefeld must "improve his functional strength and aggressive nature to maximize his potential as a draft pick and player at the next level," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The 6-foot-5, 309-pounder earned First Team All-AAC honors as the Bearcats' starting left tackle last season. "Lefeld has the size to play the position at the next level with a quick, effortless kickslide off the snap," Brugler wrote. "He shows the vision of a veteran on tape, seeing the field well with proper awareness and the effort to finish each block. While those are the positives, Lefeld also has his share of negatives and areas needing improvement. He bends well at the knees, but is often caught lunging and lacks an overpowering demeanor with suspect anchor and upper body strength. Lefeld's hand technique is often sloppy, passive and late and his punch can be frustrating to watch when matched up against fierce pass rushers (see Lefeld vs. North Carolina DE Kareem Martin last season)." Lefeld begins the 2014 season with 32 career starts; he began his career at right tackle.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 18 - 8:00 PM

Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville wants Alabama to agree to a home-and-home series.

"It’s just hard to get a team to say we’ll have a home-and-home with Cincinnati … it’s a little bit risky," Tuberville said. "We’re just not going to be one of those teams that’s going to just go somewhere and play and not get a return game." The former Auburn coach wants another crack at the Crimson Tide, but doesn't sound confident that it will happen. "I’m in charge of our schedule right now, so, I’m out there trying to find teams to play," Tuberville said. "Now would I be really fired up about (playing Alabama)? Probably not because it’d be a one-game match."
Source: Al.com
Jul 8 - 10:05 PM

NFL.com predicts that Cincinnati sophomore QB Gunner Kiel will beat out senior Munchie Legaux for starting duties.

The site also doesn't believe JUCO transfer Jarred Evans should be discounted. Kiel is certainly the most highly touted candidate in the competition. The former top Notre Dame recruit spent one season behind Everett Golson and Tommy Rees before enrolling with the Bearcats in April. "Kiel has a great grasp of the offense -- he had to sit out a year after transferring and looked very sharp during the Bearcats' spring game," wrote staff writer Bryan Fischer. "Legaux is still recovering from a horrific knee injury he suffered last year and is a bit of an unknown despite being a starter last year. Don't be surprised if Tommy Tuberville has Kiel start the opener and allows Legaux to rotate in at times if he's healthy and can run at full speed in the fall."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 21 - 5:26 PM

Cincinnati QB Brendon Kay signed with the Steelers after the draft.

NFL.com's Gil Brandt ranked Kay as the eighth-best undrafted QB, and CBS Sports ranked him the 456th-best prospect in the draft, perhaps numbers he'll use on his resume when searching for employment when this whole football thing comes to an end. Kay (6-foot-3, 226 pounds, 4.64 forty) looks the part, and he also possesses a strong arm, but he isn't natural on the field. The clumsy execution manifests in erratic play, and it would take a superb coach to unlock his tools.
May 13 - 9:21 PM

Cincinnati TE Blake Annen had a pre-draft visit with the Texans, reports Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

Annen is also known to have worked out for Eagles assistant TE coach Justin Peelle. The 6-foot-4, 247-pounder could intrigue clubs due his athleticism in a sturdy frame. Annen ran a 4.41 second forty, benched 25 reps, and had a 34-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot broad jump at his pro day workout. He's likely to hear his name called on Day 3.
May 3 - 7:54 PM

Cincinnati TE Blake Annen worked out for Eagles assistant TE coach Justin Peelle, according to Aaron Wilson.

Annen is a ridiculous athlete, running a 4.41 at the school's pro day, also posting 25 bench press reps, a 34 inch vertical and 10 foot broad jump. those numbers alone could get the 6'5/250 lbs tight end drafted.
Apr 17 - 11:55 AM

Cincinnati junior WR Shaq Washington received an addition year of eligibility from the NCAA in the form of a hardship waiver.

Washington is a big part of Cincy's offense and snatched 78 catches for 784 yards and a touchdown in 2013. The wide out missed most of the 2011 campaign with an injury. He'll be considered a junior in 2014 with two seasons of eligibility remaining. The diminutive Washington will have to put up huge numbers over the next few years to garner NFL attention.
Feb 13 - 4:17 PM

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.
Feb 13 - 4:05 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

Former Arkansas sophomore WR Mekale McKay will transfer to Cincinnati.

McKay was recently released from his scholarship by Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema and quickly chose his next destination. We expect the former Razorback to sit out the season to satisfy NCAA regulations. McKay was second on the team in receiving yards in 2012, with 312 yards on 21 receptions.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 08:35:00 AM

Draft insider Tony Pauline designated Cincinnati senior LB Greg Blair with a second-round preseason tag.

Blair is a "dynamite three down defender skilled in all areas of the linebacker position," Pauline writes. "Actual size/speed numbers will determine if he’s top 32 or 40-75 talent." Even mentioning that the first-round is a possibility is impressive, since Blair's emergence didn't take place until last season. He likely projects inside or as a strong side backer behind a four man front.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 01:55:00 PM

Arkansas sophomore WR Mekale McKay is considering transferring to another program.

"He's exploring some options," Bielema said. "He and I had a conversation a week ago where he wanted to look at different options that could be available to him." The sophomore started 10 games last year and registered 317 yards and two touchdowns on 21 catches. "I think during transition there's going to be certain guys that really kind of just jump in and go full speed ahead, and there's going to be others that maybe, it just isn't the same," Bielema added.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 10:08:00 AM


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