Breaking Down the Perimeter Defense // Bearcats Blog
In short the perimeter defense is terrible. Or it was Monday. On the whole the defense this year has been about as I expected it. Teams are actually shooting at a slightly lower clip (eFG% allowed is identical 45.8, true shooting percentage defense is actually down this year to 48.3 from 49.9). But that isn't the issue. The issue was that on Monday UC had no answer for the combination of Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph. Joseph in particular was untouchable. I need to see more games like Monday's defensively for me to worry about this.
Buyout Here is what Jones has to pay should he leave: Before Feb. 1, 2012: $1.75 million, up from $1.08 million *Before Jan. 1, 2013: $1.4 million, up from $1.25 million *Before Jan. 1, 2014: $1.1 million, up from $850,000
The buyout is the first things that UC fans think about in terms of Football coaches contracts. With good reason. I think this approaches equal footing to the last deal Kelly signed before moving on.
"The history with the money that's involved in it and football and the immediate pressure to win, I don't know that all of those are good things necessarily, but it is the nature of the business," Babcock said. "I also think you have to compete on more than just money. I think money is important but if that is the sole driving factor -- it better be built on relationships and opportunity to win and all those other things."
Other Bearcat News
Nevarez wanted to qualify for the Mexico Olympic trials, but said he also really wanted to stay and train with the Bearcats for the Big East Championship instead. He ended up doing both when he qualified in three different events at the Miami Invitational by placing in the top eight. In those events, Nevarez is also ranked sixth in Mexico.