PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Butch Jones of the Cincinnati Bearcats embraces his coaches following their win against the Pittsburgh Panthers on November 5, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Lets not stand on ceremony here.
Pitt will get a boost from the reinstatement of six players suspended
in the season opening loss to Youngstown State
Redshirt junior DL Tyrone Ezell, redshirt senior DL Shayne Hale, sophomore WR Ronald Jones and freshman RB Rushel Shell are in Cincinnati with the team and will be eligible to play against the Bearcats tomorrow. Redshirt sophomore DB Anthony Gonzalez and freshman WR Chris Davis have had their suspensions lifted, but were not on the travel roster for this week.
Bearcats Nation runs down
five keys to tonight's game, all of which will be important. Yet the most important factor of the game to me is omitted. Tonight is the third season in Clifton for Butch Jones and Mike Bajakian but we have yet to see them run the offense the way they want to. UC simply hasn't had the depth up front or at receiver to really put the hammer down and push the pace of the game. That is not the case this year. UC legitimately goes two deep at all three receiver spots, and that hasn't been the case before. If I am Bajakian or Jones I make it a stated goal to run more than 80 plays tonight. Pitts defense is neither good nor loaded with depth. The Bearcats have to capitalize on that.
Bill Koch with the Paddle Wheel Trophy origin story in short, thanks Bob Goin...the bare facts for tonights game...three keys for the Panthers, all of them defensive hmmm....get ready for roughly 25 mentions tonight that Greg Blair is DeJuan Blair's brother and Cam Saddler is his uncle...Speaking of DeJuan he will be wearing proper colors for the first time in his life tonight...Tino Sunseri played well against Youngstown State but the Bearcats are a big step up from the Penguins...Pitt Blather has a run down of relevant topics for Pitt fans...as does Cardiac Hill ....Its gameday people get live.