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For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti (via kellerdavis)

Spring Football

CoachButchJones.Com BLOG: Coaches Clipboard: In The Trenches with Coach Stripling
I am a couple of days late with this but I found it to be a pretty cool video. enjoy.

University of Cincinnati Official Athletic Site
Battle is going to have to be someone UC leans on in the secondary. He isn't the most talented corner on the roster, not by a long shot. But he needs to be there making a contribution from the get go.

Impact Cats - Scott Springer
Kenbrell Thompkins and Walter Stewart are two guys that have to play big this season to get this team back to a bowl game and into the upper half of the Big East.

Bearcat News

2011-12 College Basketball Top 25 |
Is it too early for a 2011-12 Basketball top 25. But it is still nice to be recognized.

Jensen Named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week - University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site
University of Cincinnati student-athlete Dan Jensen (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville) was named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Tennis Snags 5-2 Win Over Crosstown Rival Xavier - University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site
The University of Cincinnati women's tennis team claimed bragging rigths in the city of Cincinnati with a 5-2 victory over cross-town rival Xavier University on Sunday.

University of Cincinnati Official Athletic Site
So now word is other schools may be looking at Mick Cronin and some of his staff because of the 5 year job he has done with a program that was lower than a basement to start. They are thinking what could he do in 5 years with a program that has some stability and better facilities and/or the commitment to build them? I hope it's a question that never gets answered because UC might be wise, contrary to some public opinion, to secure his services at the going rate; or something close to it.

Around The Big East

Title says it all. Kemba is the player of the year, but Jeremy Lamb won that game last night with his defense on Shelvin Mack. He completely erased him, it was a sight to see in a game by and large devoid of them.

Ashton Gibbs Declares For NBA Draft: Was Declaring Jamie Dixon's Idea? - Cardiac Hill
Did Jamie Dixon push Ashton Gibbs in the direction of the NBA draft?

USF Spring Game: Offense Sputters, Defense Dominates At Raymond James Stadium - SB Nation Tampa Bay
Review of the USF Spring Game, for real for real this time.

Why every team should install its offense in three days (and other political theories on coaching offense) | Smart Football
This is a more in depth follow up to a link I had a couple of days about WVU putting in the entirety of the Air Raid in three days

Nationally Recognized

This is a hell of a set up for a really simple joke. I won't spoil it for you though.

Cripes! Get back to fundamentals...: Altering Post Snap Tempo
A very in depth look into the importance of altering tempo for Football offenses. A lack of depth stopped UC from running the Jones offense at pace.

Is the NCAA a coercive cartel? | Smart Football
An interesting little read right here

Reading This Will Make You Smarter/Depressed

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs | World news | The Observer
I know that it's now called the Wells Fargo Center now. But can't we call it the Palace of Shattered Dreams? It's nearer to the truth.