A busy day today and we have the only basketball media availability of the week, so hopefully some fodder will come from that. So, let's get right to it.
Zach Collaros and Armon Binns were first team.
No argument here. Collaros probably didn't have the season he would have liked, specifically from a turnover point of view where he finished with 14 interceptions, but was still far and away the best QB in the league.
Binns led the BE in every major receiving category.
The five on the second team were TE Ben Guidugli, RB Isaiah Pead, LB J.K. Schaffer and WR DJ Woods.
--- Brian Bennett disagreed with the pick of Collaros for QB.
--- Bearcats Blog listed the top performances at QB, WR, K and RB for the season. The top QB showings illustrate why coaches gave Collaros the nod over Geno Smith.
--- Dave Wannstedt went out with the fastest resignation press conference in history.
--- The only person looking to get out the door faster than Wannstedt was Jon Baldwin. And Baldwin was just as happy about. He said it seemed like the Panthers were purposely trying to drop his draft stock.
Regardless, it will be fantastic not to see him on the opposing sideline next year.
--- Bill Koch touched on the fact Mick Cronin is now at .500 for his tenure at UC. Cronin wasn't much concerned with that number.
None of his fans will care about that number either if it doesn't amount to Big East success. This season has been set up to be 100 percent determined by BE play, which Cronin has mentioned numerous times. With the weak OOC schedule looking weaker by the day with Dayton, Oklahoma and Xavier all struggling, none of these convincing early season wins will mean much without a winning record in conference.
--- Saturday's game is at 8 p.m. and here is the TV information. TW Cinci-43/309, DirecTV-661, Dish-427, Insight-49/520, CinciBell-37, AT&T-732 (H/t to Tommy G for the info)
--- This has nothing to do with UC, but college basketball took a serious hit on Wednesday when it was revealed Duke's Kyrie Irving might miss the entire season with a toe injury. Wow. Irving was the real deal according to what we saw early in the season. Duke suddenly goes from a unanimous favorite to repeat back into the middle of a short list of contenders.
--- Much like the Germans love David Hasselhoff, Glens Falls, NY, loves Jimmer Fredette.
--- For today's randomness, there may be a Jeep in my barber shop, but goshdarnit you wanted a high fade and I'm going to give you one.