Aug. 20, 2012
Special Teams Feature
WEST HARRISON, Ind. – The University of Cincinnati football team held its last two-a-day practice Monday at the Higher Ground Conference & Retreat Center in West Harrison, Ind.
The Bearcats held a special teams walk through in the morning followed by a full-pads practice in the evening. The evening practice featured several team periods and a strong dose of situational football.
One sure sign camp is well underway is the news that the first stripes have been removed from the helmets of UC newcomers. All newcomers have a white stripe on their helmet that is removed when each individual’s big brother on the team feels they have earned it.
Leviticus Payne (Southfield, Mich./Southfield) was the first first-year UC player to have his stripe removed two days ago. Nate Cole (Memphis, Tenn./Mitchell), Trenton Norvell (Daytona Beach, Fla./Seabreeze) and Josh Posley (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) all lost their stripes on Monday.
Each incoming freshman is assigned a big brother by the coaching staff. The big brother is a returning player selected to mentor the incoming freshman and help them adjust to the UC Football Family.
UC will hold its final practice at Camp Higher Ground on Tuesday ahead of returning to campus on Wednesday morning.
IRON MAN ...
- Senior DB Drew Frey, entering his sixth season with the program, holds the current team record for days spent at Camp Higher Ground. The 2011 First-Team All-BIG EAST selection marked his 82nd day at the Bearcats preseason home Monday.
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