March 30, 2010
The University of Cincinnati football team held its third of 15 spring workouts Tuesday, under sunny cool skies at Nippert Stadium. It was UC's first practice since March 18.
Spring break scattered the Bearcats all over the country as the student-athletes and staff used the off week to recover from the first two spring practices and prepare for the final four weeks of the spring campaign.
The team returned to campus Sunday night for team meetings, and hit the weight room Monday morning ahead of workout No. 3 on Tuesday.
"We came back Monday and we had a great lift," head coach Butch Jones said. "I think we accomplished what we wanted to. They understood the expectations. We had two practices and then a week off."
While the Bearcats donned full gear for the first time, the hitting was controlled and confined to drills. That will change as the Bearcats move closer to the weekend.
"Thursday we are going to do a little more hitting," Jones said. "Then it will be Competition Saturday and we will compete in everything we do."
The Bearcats will hold three workouts a week leading up to Bearcat Bowl IV, set to take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday April 24, 2010 inside Nippert Stadium. The game will be televised by FS Ohio. Spring workouts, with the exception of Bearcat Bowl IV, are closed to the general public.