November 30th Jump Off

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This is going to be an abbreviated jump off today, just the top 5 stories of the day concerning Bearcat Nation. Starting with last nights game against Miami which I was unable to watch or listen to, hooray for 10 hour internet connectivity issues.

6-10 Cheikh Mbodj leads Cincinnati over Miami // cincinnati.com

UC led by two points at 49-47 when Mbodj, playing in only his third game at UC because of a nagging ankle sprain, made a 15-foot jump shot with 2:37 left and a 3-point shot from the top of the key with 1:33 remaining to lift the Bearcats to a 56-47 victory over Miami on Tuesday night before 6,457 fans at Fifth Third Arena.

Mbodj was by all accounts a huge asset last night and helped UC overcome a sensational evening from Julian Mavunga who went for 26 and 12

University of Cincinnati working to keep Butch Jones // cincinnati.com

Babcock said he's confident that Jones will remain at UC. "I hate to put a time frame on it," he said. "Even when we were on a little two-game losing streak, there were already some things we were working on just to be proactive. I've talked to President Williams. It's got to be more than just a contract. One thing I've learned from head football coaches is that they always have a list. Butch is not making any demands. It's just what can we do to improve the program."

Needless to say retaining Butch Jones is imperative for UC. I would like to think that this stuff isn't a distraction for the players but it probably is.

UConn Football: Team Focuses On Cincinnati, Possible Bowl Berth - Courant.com

He is the nation's No. 2 leader in sacks in the Football Bowl Subdivision. He is from Bridgeport. "Bridgeport, Connecticut … on the map," said a laughing Trevardo Williams, the junior defensive end who is having an outstanding season with 12.5 sacks. "Nobody knew about that place but now they know. No, I'm ecstatic, but it's all God, you know? It's all in His hands. But I have faith and it's all working out. I've worked hard and been dedicated to getting better. "

Trevardo Williams has been a man possessed down the stretch and is going to provide a big test for UC's offensive tackles.

Louisville Coaches Telling Recruits They're Headed For The Big 12? // Big East Coast Bias
This is something that has obviously piqued the interest of UC fans, the belief being that UC and Louisville have been a package deal from the get go. For what its worth I have not heard a thing about UC and the Big 12 in two or three weeks.

Strength and Conditioning Feature (video) // gobearcats.com

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