Cincinnati Football: Bearcats reveal representatives for upcoming Big 12 Conference media day

Cincinnati Bearcats defensive lineman Jowon Briggs during game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. USA Today.
Cincinnati Bearcats defensive lineman Jowon Briggs during game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. USA Today. /
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Bearcats veterans Jowon Briggs, Dontay Corleone, Emory Jones and Deshawn Pace will represent the program at Big 12 Media Day next month!

Corleone is expected to contend for the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as he hopes to build on a dominant redshirt freshman campaign.

Jones showed off his elite dual-threat ability during the spring scrimmage and should be named starting quarterback entering fall camp.

Pace is a key player to keep an eye on moving forward as the Cincinnati product is set to play a hybrid of linebacker and safety next season.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats reveal representatives for upcoming Big 12 Conference media day

Cincinnati defensive line duo Dontay Corleone and Daniel Grzesiak were named to the Sports Info Solutions Preseason All-Big 12 Defensive Team!

Grzesiak was one of the most sought after players in the portal after totaling 52 tackles and 8.5 sacks during his only season at Utah State.

Make sure to preview the Bearcats inaugural campaign in the Big 12 with a break down of the conference schedule and regular season opener.

With the season quickly approaching, Cincinnati should feel confident but can’t be complacent while preparing to face stiffer competition.

Cincinnati Football: Expectations for the Bearcats regular season opener against Eastern Kentucky

Check out our expectations for the Bearcats regular season opener against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, September 2 at Nippert Stadium.

Eastern Kentucky is coming off a 7-5 campaign that continued to show progress as the offense averaged 36.2 points and 452.5 yards per game.

Led by star quarterback Parker McKinney and running back Braedon Sloan, the Colonels dynamic offense could create issues for Cincinnati.

McKinney set school records with 3,956 passing yards and 33 touchdowns last season en route to earning Atlantic Sun Co-Offensive Player of the Year.

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