After a bye week, Tommy Tuberville and his Bearcats are finally able to get back on the practice field and prepare for an upcoming opponent. This time around, it’s the South Florida Bulls. Here at Cincy on the Prowl, we’ll begin this week of game prep like we do the others, hearing updates on the football team from the big man himself.
The notes for Tuberville’s presser as follows. He kept it shorter this time around:
- Provided some updates on Mark Barr, who is still in the hospital after the fatal car crash that claimed the life of freshman lineman Ben Flick.
- Claims South Florida has finally settled on a single quarterback (Steven Bench), although I’m not sure the Bulls will stick with him if things to south.
- Gives his typical pre-game respect for the upcoming opponent.
- More urgency on the offensive side of the ball after the Miami game, top to bottom, from the coaches to the players.
- There will be more changes on both sides of the ball heading into the USF game versus what Cincinnati rolled out against non-conference opponents.
- Those changes will be both with personnel and schematically. Some will be more noticeable than others.
- Bearcats have undergone 9 surgeries since starting Two-a-Days. Tuberville claims that’s about twice as many as you normally see in a given year.
- Gets asked perhaps the most softball question ever by someone in the media, “How much have you paid attention to the rest of the conference?”
- Logically and wisely, Tuberville will stick with Brendon Kay but he’d like Bennie Coney to get some reps down the stretch as well. There is no quarterback controversy, y’all.
You can watch the press conference in its entirety here.