Bearcats Breakfast 8.7.13

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Entering Day 3 of Camp Tubs as the team still practices on campus before moving to Higher Ground on Friday. The team has been moving between the Sheakley Athletics Complex and the newly turfed Nippert Stadium and will do so again today. 

Let's eat ... 

--- The football team was upstaged Tuesday by the performance of an alumnus. Josh Harrison hit a walk-off home run for the Pirates, going opposite field against the Marlins at PNC Park. 

Those are the moments why you put in the extra work, the long hours and spend every waking minute working on your game. You can't replicate that feeling, the moment anywhere else in sports. 

Harrison's career experienced highs and lows but he's rising along with the Jolly Roger right now. He's been playing mostly for Triple-A Indianapolis and some for the big-league club, but this was his signature moment. He's slugging better than he has any year in his career (.500) and hitting for better than his career average (.265 while a small sample size of 37 PA). 

He looks harder and harder to send back to Indy the more time he gets with the Pirates, who have the best record in baseball. 

--- On the football side, Tommy G and Video Shane are hard at work already offering unique looks at practice. Check out this helmet cam video of practice through the eyes of RDAIV

Next, I want to see a helmet cam on Video Shane as he cuts one of his masterpiece videos he's known for. That will be true behind-the-scenes magic. 

--- We also hear from LB Jeff Luc, who continues to be frighteningly strong

--- USA Today has been counting down it's top college football teams and has UC ranked No. 34. Here's the comprehensive preview, inclduing the all-important list of Division I coaches with the same letter in their first and last names. 

--- The Kenbrell Thompkins story continues to play out in Patriots camp as Brady searches for targets. 

--- Ralph Russo with the AP talks about how this will be a year of cherishing one last run at the BCS before the playoff change. 

Randomness ...

--- Yeah, I'm on board with the new Muppets movie. Is that going to be a problem? 

--- When the Mannings wear bronzer, I watch. These two are the gift that keeps on giving. 

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