Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield reacts to the Bearcats 49-16 loss to Kansas

Cincinnati Bearcats take on Kansas Jayhawks at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats take on Kansas Jayhawks at Nippert Stadium. /

Cincinnati Bearcats coach Scott Satterfield reacted to a 49-16 season-ending loss against the Kansas Jayhawks in a postgame press conference last night.

Kansas took a double digit lead into halftime before outscoring Cincinnati 21-6 in the fourth quarter to create separation and eventually pick up a victory.

In addition to struggling offensively, the Bearcats failed to slow down Kansas’ offensive attack that finished with 562 total yards and 312 rush yards.

Satterfield’s team will have a chance to improve the coaching staff and roster in the coming months but there are a lot of questions entering the offseason.

Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield reacts to the Bearcats 49-16 loss to Kansas

Bearcats running back Corey Kiner was a bright spot this season, becoming just the 13th player in school history to surpass the 1,000-yard milestone.

Even though it was a disappointing inaugural Big 12 campaign, Kiner was one of the bright spots and that momentum should continue into his senior year.

It was a fitting way to end one of the worst seasons in decades as the Bearcats wrapped up Satterfield’s first year with a disappointing 3-9 overall record.

There is a long way to go until the program is back to competing for championships and that became clear throughout the losing skid to start conference play.

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Cincinnati linebacker Jonathan Thompson compiled a team-high with eight total tackles including a pair of tackles for loss in the blowout loss against Kansas.

During the postgame press conference, Satterfield reacted to the season-ending loss to Kansas and looked ahead to next year via Cincinnati Athletics.

"“The reason we lost a lot of games this season was from undisciplined play and not doing the things we need to give ourselves a chance and that happened again tonight. Those are things we are going to clean up. It’s unacceptable to play the way we played at times this year and it cost us a lot of games. Those are the things I’m looking forward to fixing this offseason. One thing I told our team was I apologized to our seniors. We didn’t have the year that they deserved and I feel for them from the bottom of my heart. We’re going to help those guys in any way we can in the future as far as jobs or hoping they keep playing. I told the freshmen and underclassmen that we’ll get to work this winter as soon as they get back and it’s going to be hard. It’s going to be hard on us coaches as well as the players. But they want that so this winter is going to be extremely difficult.”"

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