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Cincinnati HC Luke Fickell indicated that redshirt sophomore QB Torrance Gibson may take another redshirt for the coming season.

"His status is undetermined, but he is in good academic standing here. it’s likely he will redshirt this year, but it’s a little bit of a gray area. It’s not black and white," Fickell said. Gibson, a five-star recruit coming out of the prep ranks, initially redshirted with Ohio State in 2015. A university-mandated suspension kept him on the sidelines for the past season. He subsequently announced a transfer to Cincinnati in January. He had been taking classes at Cincinnati State in the hopes of earning his degree and being eligible to play immediately during the coming season, but came up short in that quest. Should the Bearcats use a redshirt on him this season, he would have two seasons of eligibility remaining starting in 2018.
Source: 247Sports
May 19 - 2:57 PM

Cincinnati senior RB Mike Boone (foot) was fully healthy this spring.

One of our top RB fantasy breakout candidates last summer -- he exited 2015 as the Bearcats’ career leader with 6.8 yards per carry -- a toe injury conspired to end Boone's disappointing 2016 campaign after nine games (388 yards and 3.7 yards per carry). The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder, an explosive athlete and gifted receiver, is a breakout candidate once again in 2017.
May 10 - 3:03 PM

Seahawks selected Cincinnati S Michael Tyson with the No. 187 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Tyson (6'1/204) was a one-year starter at Cincinnati, leading the team with five interceptions while making 46 tackles, 4.5 TFLs and breaking up five passes this past season. A strong tackler with good instincts, he posted a 4.56 forty, 17 bench press reps, and a 33-inch vertical at the Combine. Tyson will push for a role on special teams before getting snaps on defense. The Ravens may move him to cornerback.
Apr 29 - 4:07 PM

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson passes along that Cincinnati LB Eric Wilson has private workouts scheduled with eight teams.

The eight teams in question here are the Texans, Patriots, Packers, Colts, Lions, Buccaneers, Jets and Vikings. Phew. Wilson performed well on pro day after failing to receive a Combine invitation, notching such athletic marks as a 4.48s 40-yard dash and a 39.5-inch vertical jump. It was reported in late March that he had official visits on the docket set with the Packers and Colts. Expect either a Day 3 selection or undrafted free agency to be the end draft result for the Bearcats 'backer.
Apr 7 - 5:11 PM

The Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts have scheduled official visits for Cincinnati LB Eric Wilson.

This per Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline. The Colts had already previously met with Wilson following his pro day workout. During that pro day showing, the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder made up for a lack of a Combine invitation via a 4.48-second 40-yard dash, a 39.5-inch vertical jump and 25 reps on the bench press. In addition to his official visits to the Packers and Colts, Wilson also is scheduled to be put through a private workout by the Patriots. These are all teams to monitor as potential late Day 3 landing spots for the Cincinnati linebacker.
Mar 28 - 7:24 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel "looked physically fit but was erratic with his passing" on pro day.

"He had several nice throws but also missed on a number of passes, and some people felt he was throwing the ball too hard for no reason," Pauline writes. All of this sounds about right for Gunner Kiel, who had moments in the sun with Cincinnati but fell out of favor with the coaching staff this past season. During East-West Shrine Game practices, Pauline argued that Kiel did not look like a real NFL prospect, noting that the Cincinnati gunslinger "was inconsistent-to-poor all three days [of practice]." While NFL teams occasionally reach for arm talent, we would agree with Pauline's assertion that undrafted free agency is the most likely outcome for the star-crossed quarterback.
Mar 23 - 5:54 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline called Cincinnati TE D.J. Dowdy "a bit of an enigma."

"Entering the season graded as a potential middle-round choice, Dowdy caught four passes this season which brought his career total at UC up to 19," Pauline writes. "He offers terrific physical skills but has never translated them into football production." The 6-foot-3, 248-pounder took part in the Cincy pro day this week and clocked a 40-yard dash in the 4.7's, per Pauline. The analyst passes along that Dowdy "looked good in position drills and made several nice deep catches."
Mar 23 - 5:29 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein writes that Cincinnati S Michael Tyson's "inconsistencies in deep coverage could cause teams to shy away from using him anywhere but near the line of scrimmage."

On the more positive side of the ledger, Zierlein notes that Tyson "[p]lays with pretty good football instincts and is competitive challenging the run." This past season, the 6-foot-1, 204-pounder registered 46 tackles (4.5 for loss), five interceptions and five passes defended. At the NFL Scouting Combine -- he was the only Cincinnati player to receive an invite -- Tyson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds, hoisted the bar 17 times on the bench press and logged leaps of 33 inches (vertical) and 118 inches (broad).
Source: NFL.com
Mar 23 - 5:03 PM

Cincinnati LB Eric Wilson met with the Jaguars, Jets and Colts after his pro day workout.

Wilson did not receive an invitation to the Combine, but put up respectable enough numbers on pro day, including a 40-yard dash that was clocked at as fast as 4.48 seconds (per Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline), a 39.5-inch vertical and 25 reps on the bench. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder is scheduled to have a private workout with the Patriots in the near future as he tries to gain traction toward Day 3. Pauline currently stamps him as a likely undrafted free agent.
Mar 23 - 4:37 PM

The Patriots have a private workout scheduled with Cincinnati LB Eric Wilson.

Wilson runs a sub-4.5s 40-yard dash and boasts a 39.5-inch vertical. This past season, Wilson led the American Athletic Conference with 10.8 tackles per game.
Mar 22 - 3:49 PM

Cincinnati hired Central Michigan OC Gino Guidugli to serve as RB coach.

Guidugli took something of an odd path to get here. Central Michigan promoted him from running backs coach to offensive coordinator just before Christmas. Now back to coaching up backs with the Bearcats. He played quarterback at Cincinnati from 2001-2004 and has been with Central Michigan since 2009.
Mar 4 - 4:00 PM

In an interview on WSNP 105.5 FM, former Cincinnati HC Tommy Tuberville indicated that he has no plans to coach in the near future.

Tuberville, 62, stepped down as Cincinnati's head coach in December. He is seriously considering a run at the Alabama governor-ship. "I’ve been there done that for many many years in college football. I don’t know what I’m going to do. Talking about this governor thing, I’m kind of testing the wind," Tuberville said, adding that he "want[s] to do a little something different." He didn't rule out possibly coaching again down the road, but that a return to the collegiate ranks doesn't appear to be on his radar right now.
Source: WNSP.com
Feb 24 - 8:16 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Cincinnati C Deyshawn Bond to Patrick Lewis.

"Smaller than desired with below average length and that could hurt his draft stock, but he's a plus in pass protection and decent in run blocking and could become an eventual starter with time," Zierlein wrote. Bond is a four-year starter who blends strength and quickness but lacks size and extension.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 24 - 12:32 PM

East Carolina has decided not to hire former Cincinnati RB coach Gerad Parker.

Parker had reportedly stepped down as Bearcats running back coach on Friday, in anticipation of taking a job as wide receiver coach with the Pirates. That won't be happening, now, as Parker was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Prior to his brief stint with Cincinnati -- he was hired just last month -- he worked as interim head coach at Purdue following the Boilermakers' firing of HC Darrell Hazell this past autumn.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 23 - 2:13 PM

CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reports that former Cincinnati HC Tommy Tuberville is considering running for the Alabama governorship in 2018.

"Everybody wants non-politicians now. Eighty-percent of it is name recognition," a member of Tuberville's camp told Dodd. The 62-year-old stepped down as Cincinnati's head coach at the beginning of December following a 4-8 campaign. While his most recent coaching stop was with the Bearcats, he has the requisite Alabama roots, too, having posted an 85-40 record during his nine years at Auburn (1999-2008). Dodd relays that a statewide phone poll is currently being conducted to assess the feasibility of a political run. Tuberville's decision as to whether or not to run figures to be made within the next few weeks.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 21 - 4:12 PM


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