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Cincinnati HC Tommy Tuberville said that redshirt junior QB Gunner Kiel has "got a lot of growing up to do."

Said Tuberville, "[Kiel]’s got some weapons that he can use, but he’s got to use them better than he did last year." The Bearcats HC added that his quarterback "played pretty well in terms of stats." Last season, the 6-foot-4, 208-pound gunslinger went 233-of-390 on passing attempts (59.7% completion rate) while compiling 3,254 yards and a 31/13 TD/INT ratio. The 31 passing touchdowns tied a school record. Kiel's in complete agreement with the coaching staff, noting that "I need to do a better job of controlling the ball. At the same time I need to do a better job of keeping myself safe, not getting those late hits, not getting injured." He missed three games last season due to rib and back ailments. If he stays on the field in 2015 and makes slight improvements with his decision-making, he has all the talent to be one of the most productive quarterbacks in college this season.
Sep 3 - 7:30 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter is a big fan of Cincinnati receivers Mekale McKay and Chris Moore.

"[McKay] has a 6-6, 195-pound frame that is easy to notice, and has averaged more than 20 yards a catch in his two years with the Bearcats after starting 10 games as a freshman in the SEC," Reuter wrote. But McKay isn't the only dangerous target Gunner Kiel has to throw to this fall. "He doesn't have McKay's size (6-1, 190), but his explosiveness after the catch (18.1 yards per reception, 19 TDs in career) will put him on teams' radars," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 3 - 12:03 AM

Former LSU redshirt sophomore WR Avery Peterson transferred to Cincinnati.

After receiving a pledge from fellow transfer Alvin Kamara yesterday, Cincy has struck again thanks to OC Eddie Gran, who has a strong relationship with Peterson. Patrick Peterson's younger brother was a four-star recruit out of high school who only played one game at LSU across two years. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Avery will sit out this coming season. When he returns in 2016, he very well could be a starter along with Kamara following the graduation of several Cincy senior receivers.
Jul 22 - 8:04 PM

Former Virginia sophomore WR Jamil Kamara transferred to Cincinnati.

Kamara must sit out the 2015 season. He'll have three years of eligibility remaining after that. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Kamara, a four-star recruit ranked No. 123 overall in 2014 by Rivals, had had only one catch as a true freshman last season.
Jul 21 - 7:54 PM

Cincinnati redshirt junior QB Gunner Kiel "showed a big-time arm befitting his size (6-4, 208) as a sophomore in 2014," writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"He has an excellent group of receivers, led by seniors Mekale McKay, Max Morrison, and Chris Moore," Reuter wrote. "They should help Kiel put up huge numbers again this fall and lead the Bearcats to a conference title and top bowl game." Kiel completed 233-of-390 passes for 3,254 yards, 31 TDs and 13 interceptions in 13 starts last season. The gifted Cincinnati prospect is Mel Kiper's No. 4 underclassmen quarterback in the nation.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 14 - 10:02 PM

Cincinnati redshirt junior QB Gunner Kiel "has the chance to grow into a coveted pro quarterback for what will be a prolific Cincinnati offense," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The former Indiana and LSU commit and Notre Dame transfer completed 233-of-390 passes (59.7 percent) for 3,254 yards (8.3 yards per attempt), 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 13 starts last season. "He had his ups and downs, but even though it seems like he's been around forever, he was a first-year starter," Brown wrote of last season. The draft expert ranks Kiel as the No. 12 signal-caller in the land.
Jul 7 - 3:56 PM

LSU redshirt sophomore WR Avery Peterson will transfer to another program.

The pass catcher is Patrick Peterson's younger brother and used to use the last name Johnson. Avery's time at LSU has had its bumps, as he missed the 2013 season due to injury and only played in one contest in 2014. He was considered a four-star recruit out of high school.
Jul 6 - 10:11 AM

NFL Media ranked Cincinnati redshirt junior QB Gunner Kiel as their No.1 "best players outside the Power 5 conferences."

"He needs to increase his completion percentage (it was 59.7 last year) and lower his interceptions total (he tossed 13), but he has all the tools to be a big-timer, including a strong arm. Cincinnati has a deep group of receivers, and those receivers should be living large this fall with Kiel throwing the ball," College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin wrote. The former Notre Dame transfer completed 233-of-390 passes for 3,254 yards, 31 TDs and 13 interceptions in 13 starts last season. The Cincinnati prospect is ESPN's Mel Kiper's No. 4 underclassmen quarterback in the nation.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 29 - 3:39 PM

Cincinnati redshirt senior OL Parker Ehinger is capable of making the NFL as a G or T, according to NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Ehinger (pronounced EIN-ger) was a Freshman All-American in 2012 at right tackle. The 6-foot-7, 315-pounder shifted to RG for the bowl game that year and hasn't moved back. Which is too bad, because that frame screams tackle and it'd be nice to see him given a chance to prove he can handle outside duties. "If given the chance to play tackle again this year, he can show the footwork to move outside in the NFL ... otherwise, he'll likely earn a starting job inside," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 28 - 11:09 PM

Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, NFL scouts "have a high opinion" of Cincinnati redshirt senior OG Parker Ehinger.

"It's easy to see why," Pauline wrote. "He’s a nasty blocker with terrific power. I disagree with scouts who stamped him at offensive tackle as I feel he’s best at guard." The analyst gave Ehinger a Rd. 4 grade. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Ehinger is a former three-star recruit made good.
Jun 25 - 6:37 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Cincinnati senior WR Shaq Washington is "slightly underrated."

"The Bearcats have a number of receivers that intrigue scouts including Shaq Washington who I feel is slightly underrated. He’s a slot receiver that also helps out returning punts," Pauline wrote. The 5-foot-9, 174-pound Washington posted 66 receptions for 761 yards and four TDs last season, and currently sits fifth on the Bearcat's all-time list, with 150 career receptions.
Jun 25 - 2:41 PM

Cincinnati redshirt junior QB Gunner Kiel is "squarely in the mix as one of the better QB prospects in college football," writes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"In 2014, the well-traveled Kiel finally put together a season we suspected he was capable of as he showed off a strong, accurate arm," Kiper wrote. "He's also a bit more athletic than people (see: opponents) tend to realize, and he creates chances with his escapability." The analyst ranks Kiel as the No. 4 underclassmen quarterback in the nation. Kiel posted a nice 31/13 TD/INT ratio last year.
Jun 23 - 10:27 PM

Cincinnati offensive coordinator Eddie Gran's "varied and extensive background, and his recruiting acumen, should appeal to some ADs later this year," believes NFL Media.

The 49-year-old was a successful SEC RB coach from 1994-2009 at Mississippi, Auburn and Tennessee. He coached for three seasons at Florida State before agreeing to take over the Bearcats' offense. "He has experience in a variety of offensive sets and is known as one of the best recruiters of south Florida in the nation," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. NFL Media ranks Gran as the No. 9 hottest assistant coach in the country.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 7 - 5:58 PM

Virginia sophomore WR Jamil Kamara will transfer.

Kamara can now transfer to an FCS program and gain immediate eligibility or go to another FBS program and sit out the 2015 season. Kamara is going to garner plenty of interest. A former four-star recruit, he was ranked as the No. 123 prospect overall in 2014 by Rivals.com. He had only one catch last year in limited action, but the 6-2, 210-pound Kamara was listed as a No. 2 receiver on the most recent depth chart.
May 31 - 8:47 PM

Yahoo's Eric Edholm ranks Cincinnati redshirt junior QB Gunner Kiel as the No. 24 prospect.

"The career arc of the 'Gunman' hasn't gone according to script, but he showed last season — while playing hurt with a rib injury, we might add — that he still has the strong arm, quick release and quality athleticism that made him one of the most coveted high school recruits in the country," Edholm wrote. "Another strong season could vault him into the early-entry and first-round pools." The analyst is higher on Kiel than most. For instance, Walter Football graded Kiel as a Rds. 3-5 prospect. Kiel threw for 31 touchdowns against 13 interceptions last year.
May 26 - 11:42 PM


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