Football Finishes Final Two-A-Day Session Thursday
Aug. 21, 2014

Venue: Higher Ground Conference & Retreat Center
Gear: Full Pads (1)/Shells (2)

WEST HARRISON, IND. - The University of Cincinnati football team held its final two-a-day session Thursday at the Higher Ground Conference & Retreat Center in West Harrison, Ind.

Thursday brought cooler wet conditions in the morning but sunshine and humidity for the evening session.

"Practice was good," Head Coach Tommy Tuberville said this morning. "It was too cool. Makes me mad. We needed a hot day. Really not concerned as we are still a ways away from an actual game. We will go a little longer this afternoon and hopefully get some heat."

Tuberville went on to mention the morning rain was a benefit in some ways.

"It's good to practice in wet weather," Tuberville said. "We had some trouble with the snap. You've got to go in all kinds of elements and today was a little different. We got our practice in but will need to look at the film to see just how well we handled the wet ball."

He went on to say the Bearcats have worked heavily on fundamentals during their time at Higher Ground and more situational football and game planning awaited them when they return to campus next week.

"We haven't worked on much situational stuff, just basic offense, defense and special teams," Tuberville said. "We still have three weeks before we play a game. We have been trying to get more technique work done and we will do some more situational stuff middle of next week and game planning after that."



Quote of the Day: "He's the James Bond of athletic trainers." Former Bearcats QB Tony Pike on UC Associate AD/Sports Medicine Bob Mangine during Thursday's morning practice.

News & Notes: UC has moved its Dave & Buster's Preseason Kickoff Event to Sunday, Aug. 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. ... Brad Harrah (Marion, Ohio/Marion Pleasant) has moved from defensive end to defensive tackle ... the Bearcats moved up the start of Thursday's first practice to avoid any potential weather that was scheduled to move through the area.

Highlights: Zach Edwards (Middletown, Ohio/Middletown) and Howard Wilder (Sea Pleasant, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt/Pierce CC) both recorded interceptions during team periods and Grant Coleman (Columbus, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) had a PBU in the end zone ... Shaq Washington (Maple Hts., Ohio/Maple Hts.) had a pair of TD catches ... Chris Moore (Tampa, Fla./Thomas Jefferson) made an over the shoulder TD grab in back of the end zone.


Next Up: The Bearcats will hold their final workout at Higher Ground Friday morning before breaking camp Saturday morning ahead of a scrimmage at Paul Brown Stadium.