Cincinnati Football: Bearcats preview regular season opener in recent press conference

Cincinnati Bearcats running back Corey Kiner during game against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Cincinnati Bearcats running back Corey Kiner during game against the Arkansas Razorbacks. /
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Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Scott Satterfield, and captains Jowon Briggs and Emory Jones previewed the season opener in a recent press conference!

Jones explained his expectations for his highly-anticipated debut and the journey to Cincinnati in an episode of the Bearcats new digital series Camp Tapes.

Make sure to read our preview for the season opener against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels including players to watch, series history and more.

Other players to watch along with Briggs and Jones include Cincinnati junior running back Corey Kiner and senior hybrid defensive back Deshawn Pace.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats preview regular season opener in recent press conference

  • Date: Saturday, September 2 at 3:30 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Bearcats lead 2-0
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

Briggs and Jones were recently named team captains alongside sophomore defensive tackle Dontay Corleone and junior center Gavin Gerhardt.

Cincinnati is hoping to stay undefeated against the Colonels as the programs continue to get ready for their first meeting in more than a decade.

The pregame odds still haven’t been announced quite yet but the Bearcats are projected to be double-digit favorites over Eastern Kentucky.

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

Check out a break down of the series history as Cincinnati prepares to face Eastern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at Nippert Stadium.

During a recent press conference, Satterfield discussed his level of excitement for the regular season opener per Bearcats Athletics.

"“We’re very excited to finally open up the season. It’s been a long time since first getting here back in December, putting together a staff and this team. The guys have worked extremely hard this summer, getting ready in camp and now to finally play. We’re tired of hitting each other and we’re ready to hit someone else. I’m excited about playing in Nippert and know we have another sellout again. It’s going to be a great atmosphere. One of the best atmospheres in the country.”"

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