The Munchie Legaux era has begun unceremoniously, effective immediately. After Zach Collaros went down with a fractured ankle, Legaux the sophomore quarterback was thrust into the spotlight and ask to perform a comeback win against Big East rival West Virginia. He did his part scoring and getting the team in position to tie the game and force overtime. While the outcome didn't go the way UC had hoped there was enough evidence to convince some that Munchie can help the Bearcats win the Big East title and a BCS berth.
I believe this in part because coach Butch Jones understands you don't dwell on the past or the negative, but you embrace the positive and the future. I can assure you Coach Jones feels as bad for Zach as anyone but he also has a responsibility to prepare those who are capable of playing to get ready for Rutgers who could care less about the 'Cats and their loss. They, as well as any football team, have suffered their share of losses going down the stretch and that's why teams recruit more than one superb player at one position; depth is key to success. When a Collaros goes down, there is a Legaux on standby and the beat goes on...
So while we celebrate the success and contributions of Collaros, we lament his loss. But there is still Isaiah Pead, J.K. Schaffer, and Bearcats en masse to take on the Scarlet Knights and the rest of the Big East. Add Munchie to the mix and you have a chance to win the same way you did prior to his ascension. You may recall there was Tony Pike with Collaros in the wings and its the natural order in football and any sport. Ask any coach and they'll tell you, we want to put ourselves in a position to win and we want to put the best players on the field to accomplish that. With Zach done, UC still has the Munchies for wins and we'll see if their appetite can be satisfied with Legaux in charge.
That's the way I see it, sitting in The Box Seat.