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Rutgers Week

Here We Go Again // Dan Hoard

Let's see if any of this sounds familiar. It's late in the season. The UC football team loses its starting quarterback to injury and has to turn to an inexperienced backup before a key game with major bowl implications. Sure enough, the second-stringer not only comes through in that game, but in the weeks to come. You know who I'm talking about right? // Scott Springer

Bearcats Breakfast 11.17.11 // Paul Dehner

That's right, 25 percent have been from more than 50 yards out! Half of the touchdowns scored against them have been from at least 18 yards out. Also, notice the teams at the top of that list. West Virginia and UNC both took advantage of big-play opportunities to win the game. Only Louisville has been able to beat Rutgers in a slugfest this year. Chicks dig the longball and Saturday is the time for it.

Devastating injuries leave a mark on UC //
How shitty is Bill Koch's life to be compelled to remind us all about the Bearcats well known injury issues? Very is my guess

Rutgers Week Notes // Bearcats Blog

What’s the Situation on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights? // Bearcats Nation

The Scarlet Knights have been flip-flopping between Chas Dodd and Gary Nova at quarterback. This seems to be a recurring theme at Rutgers where they haven’t been able to find a solid starter at that position since Mike Teel graduated. First it was the true freshman sensation Tom Savage in 2009, who was replaced in his sophomore campaign with freshman Chas Dodd, who has been replaced this season with true freshman Gary Nova. At this point in the season it’s been quarterback by committee at Rutgers, which is never good for an offense. Most recently, Nova was benched in the Scarlet Knights’ win against South Florida for Dodd, who led them to victory.

Rutgers' Greene expected to be in spotlight in Saturday game against Cincinnati //

"They make you defend the whole field, so the faster your players are the more they can defend that field," coach Greg Schiano said. "It’s a big field out there. Khaseem is one of the faster linebackers, probably, in the country, so he is going to help a lot." Greene’s combination of speed and bulk — he listed his playing weight at 223 pounds — is the reason that he was moved from free safety during spring practice as part of a widespread reshuffling.

Rutgers' Francis thriving at defensive tackle //

Rutgers vs. Cincinnati: Isaiah Pead expected to carry a bigger load for Bearcats with Zach Collaros out //

"He’s (Munchie) had a great week of practice. I haven’t see the coaches yell at him once for making the wrong decisions and I don’t see him getting frustrated. To me, it’s as if No. 12 (Collaros) is still lining up back there."

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano may need big day from kicker San San Te vs. Bearcats //

The ugly: He was wide left on a 26-yarder and missed an extra point, snapping a streak of 95 straight, in a victory over Army. He had a 34-yarder blocked in a one-point victory over Navy in the final seconds.


Rutgers facing a well-prepared backup quarterback in Bearcats' Munchie Legaux //

Munchie Legaux, who'll make his first collegiate start in place of injured starter Zach Collaros, hasn't exactly been a couch potato in practice this season. Coach Butch Jones, in his second season, divides practice reps with the first team equally between his first- and second-team quarterbacks. Thus, Legaux may be a bit more prepared on Saturday than your normal backup.

Rutgers will soon know the name: Munchie Legaux //


Yancy Gates Media Availability //

Mick Cronin Media Avilability // gobearcats

Other Bearcat News

Women's Basketball Concludes Homestand, Host Evansville //

Bearcats Swimming Ready For Pitt Invitational //

Game Balls & Player Ratings: Dayton //

UC women improve to 2-0 //
Cincinnati improved to 2-0 for the third consecutive year when it defeated Dayton, 75-64, on Wednesday. The Bearcats were led by senior Bjonee Reaves, who set a career-high with 25 points and paced four double-digit scorers for the Bearcats.

Reading This Will Make You Smarter

Why doesn't Britain make things any more? // The Guardian
This is ostensibly about Britain. But the refrain is certainly familiar to anyone who has spent prolonged periods of time in the rust belt.