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A surreal paradigm shift

(1:16 p.m.): When Craig Carey first arrived at UC in 2005, he watched during his redshirt year as the Bearcats struggled to win games in their first Big East season.

Penn State gave them a beating. Miami University decimated them by four touchdowns. And West Virginia, South Florida and Rutgers slapped them around in the final three weeks of the season by a combined score of 113-25.

The season was over by Nov. 27, and to a team not used to having a major postseason presence, that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing for the Bearcats.

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Carey continues to adjust

(11:18 a.m.): Sometimes, UC senior linebacker Craig Carey misses playing quarterback. He’ll look over to the other side of the field where the Bearcats signal-callers are working on their five-step drops and their throwing techniques, and he’ll wistfully remember his days lining up under center.

Those days, though, seem long ago.

To refresh: after playing as a tight end his junior year at Elder High, he was pretty good as quarterback his senior season, completing 55.6 percent of his passes, gaining 2,382 yards of total offense, setting the school record with 396 passing yards in a game, and tossing seven touchdowns.

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