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Luke Fickell Sings SMU’s Praises

“They Create Havoc on Defense”

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In his wide-ranging weekly press conference, Cincinnati Bearcats head football coach Luke Fickell sang the praises of the SMU Mustangs, UC’s opponent this Saturday night.

As Fickell and the Cincinnati coaching staff have prepared the club for their trip to Dallas, the Bearcats have had a lot to keep in mind as they learn about the Mustangs’ attack.

“They create a lot of havoc on defense,” Fickell said, citing their conference leading numbers in tackles for loss. He began his remarks on SMU by complementing their high-powered offense, which breaks off chunks of yardage on a regular basis.

“In the three phases of the game, they play well together, they understand what they have to do to be successful, and they’ve found a way to continue to do it,” Fickell said of the Sonny Dykes-coached club.

Check out the entirety of Coach Fickell’s Wednesday press conference in the video below: