Tag Archives: Tony Pike

Short week isn’t a problem

(5:10 p.m.): If you remember last year’s UConn-UC game, you remember what a disaster that game was for the Bearcats.

A 40-16 pounding that had people questioning what kind of team the Bearcats ultimately would be. Quarterback Tony Pike having to leave the game at halftime because he had lost feeling in his arm. The inability to stop Huskies running back Donald Brown. The 0-for-25 stat on third downs.

It was brutal. And you know what the Bearcats did the next day? They practiced. They had to practice, in fact, because South Florida was coming to town five days after UConn pasted UC. That Sunday workout, though, was a huge event. You could make the argument that it turned around the entire season.

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NEWS CONFERENCE!

(1:32 p.m.): Ah, the first weekly presser of the year, complete with upper administration in attendance (most likely to score free food), a bad BK joke and plenty of reporters.

One of the oft-discussed questions of the preseason was brought up again, but BK, proving once again that he’s a friend to the media, gave us a new, juicy quote. The discussion had to do with how he felt about having to open the season at Rutgers and whether he looked forward to it.

He talked about how if it was his decision he wouldn’t play the game, but that the decision was made above his pay grade (well, not his pay grade per say, but a little higher on the decision-making food chain, I suppose) and there wasn’t much he could do about it expect go play. Standard fare from BK.

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Silly answers to silly questions

(9:03 a.m.): WEST HARRISON, Ind. – At times during the UC football training camp at Higher Ground this year, I’ve been in kind of a silly/stupid mood – I always seem to get that like when I’m done eating my body weight in the cafeteria – and I decided to ask some silly/stupid questions to some members of the team.

I did the same thing last year during Media Day when I asked some Bearcats who their favorite teammate was and why. Here were the results of that poll (scroll to the bottom of the post).

Here were my questions this year: 1) Who is the funniest player on the team? 2) Who is the scariest player on the squad, the guy you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley? 3) What’s the one question/concern you have about this year’s team?

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