Cincinnati Football: Offensive line must play at a high level as the Bearcats enter Big 12

Cincinnati Bearcats offensive lineman Garrett Campbell during practice session at Cole Field. Cincinnati Athletics.
Cincinnati Bearcats offensive lineman Garrett Campbell during practice session at Cole Field. Cincinnati Athletics. /
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Despite only having one returning starter, the Bearcats new-look offensive line should be able to find success in the Big 12 behind a handful of incoming transfers.

First-year offensive line coach Nic Cardwell helped bring in several transfers including Louisville guard Luke Kandra, Kentucky tackle Deondre Buford and more.

Other offensive linemen that will likely compete for snaps include Gavin Gerhardt, Mao Glynn II, Cam Jones, Trevor Radosevich, Dartanyan Tinsley and John Williams.

There will be challenges throughout the inaugural Big 12 campaign but Cincinnati should compete on a consistent basis if the offensive line plays at a high level.

Cincinnati Football: Offensive line must play at a high level as the Bearcats enter Big 12

After losing multiple offensive line starters, Cardwell is hoping to develop a quality rotation with the season opener against Eastern Kentucky quickly approaching.

Cardwell played under Scott Satterfield at Appalachian State and coached his alma mater before joining Louisville as an offensive quality control coach in 2019.

Make sure to stay tuned for the most recent recruiting and transfer portal rumors as the Bearcats continue to retool the roster with the offseason in full swing.

Cincinnati Football: Kentucky transfer offensive lineman Deondre Buford commits to the Bearcats

Detroit native and former Kentucky offensive tackle Deondre Buford announced his decision to transfer to Cincinnati in a social media post this month!

Following his sophomore campaign at Kentucky, Buford elected to enter the transfer portal and eventually revealed his commitment to the Bearcats.

The Martin Luther King High School product was a 4-star prospect according to 247 Sports, with offers from LSU, Miami, Penn State, Tennessee and more.

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