Bearcats Breakfast 11.24.10

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This will be the last Breakfast of the week since tomorrow is all about dinner and Friday I will be in the air headed for lovely East Hartford, Conn., with the football team.

There will still be a story from tonight's basketball game and some other fodder, but no Breakfast.

Remember, I will be on here with the live chat from UConn beginning at 11:30 a.m. on gameday to field all your pregame questions and give you some of the latest insights to what's happening at the stadium.

And, as always, I'll continue quoting Seinfeld to fill dead space. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I hope all of you have a happy Thanksgiving. Turkey for me, turkey for you, let's eat the turkey in my big brown shoe.

I wanted to let you know, that when you are considering overstuffing yourself to the point it makes your family sick, just tell them you are exploring your future in showbusiness.

Casting Call: Fatties wanted!

Let's eat...

--- The secondary has been an issue all season. Not just the amount of yards given up, but the huge missed assignements that leave people running wide open are killing the Cats.

I'm sure UC fans are pretty tired of seeing the wheel route end up in a guy running all alone down the right side for a touchdown. It's now happened four times  this year, by my count. (Fresno, NC State, WVU, Rutgers) Maybe more that weren't so obvious.

Bill Koch wrote about the problems and Kerry Coombs' task of correcting those.

--- The bubble is up at the Jeff Ave Sports Complex. I can almost hear Marvin Lewis bristling from here.

--- I talked a little bit about Vidal Hazelton's comeback attempt yesterday, but Scott Springer talked to Hazelton on Tuesday for a better idea of what he's thinking. He says he hasn't gone full speed yet, so I would have to think seeing him against UConn or Pitt would be out of the question -- or at least too much to risk.

But a bowl game would be a pretty likely scenario that he COULD play if he so chose.

--- UConn coach Randy Edsall gives his opinion of UC. In a shocking revelation, he thinks it will be a tough task and Bearcats have a lot of talent.

For once, I would just like a coach to come out and say, "the other team is garbage, I don't know how they won the games they did!" 

--- UConn's Jordan Todman is a beast. You could argue he should have been among the three finalists for the Doak Walker Award. Dr. Saturday did.

--- Brian Bennett picks against UC. Though, that may be the best news the Bearcats have heard considering his recent record.

--- The AP's Joe Kay and I were talking about this recently, would it be possible for a MAC team to play on every day of the week during their season? It seems like that's what they are going for.

Sadly, the only one they would probably miss is Saturday night.

My point being, Miami played last night and won again. They now have the best turnaround in college football, going from 1-11 to 8-4. That's the fifth best turnaround in the history of D-I. Th 45-3 win looks even more impressive for the Cats.

--- UC-Savannah State tonight at 7 p.m. at FIfth Third. There is some confusion on the TV situation, but here are the listings of what channels you can find the game. UC will be on the SD FoxSportsOhio. 

--- You can promote UConn basektball to the list of elite Big East teams this year. Kemba Walker has gone all sorts of crazy this season. He was talented but raw last year as a freshman. He struggled at times. This year, he has turned into the frontrunner for Big East POY.

He dropped 30 in their upset of No. 2 Michigan State last night.  

Please try to refrain from making the Lance Stephenson comparison. It will only end up with you crying in the fetal position. And that's no way to go through life.

--- The Big O turns 72 today. He's the greatest player in UC history and on the short list for greatest players in NBA history. 

Here are some Oscar highlights over the top of some funky hip hop styles. 


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