As I often labor on most Labor Days, I stopped by practice Monday afternoon to get the lowdown on the Bearcats as they prepare for Pitt Thursday.
My interview request was for Greg Blair, the senior linebacker from Pittsburgh. It's been documented before, but if you missed it, Greg is the younger brother of former Pitt basketball center Dejuan Blair, a "beast in the Big East" in his own right.
I've assured UC's Ryan Koslen that I wouldn't bait Greg Blair for any bulletin board material for Pitt, but I can tell you there are different factions of his family that will be on hand pulling for different teams. Dejuan is now a San Antonio Spur and Greg tells me his brother will be cheering for him Thursday night.
It's also interesting to know that Greg and Dejuan played on the same high school basketball team that won state titles. D.J. Kennedy of St. John's (son of former Bearcat David "Puffy" Kennedy) was also on that team. Blair is also related to Pitt's Cameron Saddler.
So, Richard Dawson has long passed, but there could be a little "Family Feud" action at "The Nipp" on Thursday. Here's Greg: