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Strip is a very good position coach, he just doesn't like to recruit. Fortunately, that doesn't seem to be an issue with this current class, especially if we add Anthony Booker to the already committed defensive lineman.
 
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(09-05-2018 09:10 AM)Marcus Wrote:  Strip is a very good position coach, he just doesn't like to recruit. Fortunately, that doesn't seem to be an issue with this current class, especially if we add Anthony Booker to the already committed defensive lineman.

Since our previous C.E.O. coach couldn't get out of his hammock enough to recruit and put that onus on the staff, Stripling can play a more "supportive" role with CLF taking the lead with his recruiting acumen. I really like Stripling and the job he did in the Belk Bowl is all you need to know about the guy.
 
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(09-05-2018 07:25 AM)OKIcat Wrote:  Guessing Michael Pitts will be back in action Saturday night after the early ejection @ UCLA. Is he typically a starter and will his return further improve a pretty stout defense for UC against MU?

Hopefully he will have sense enough not to thrust his helmet forward into the helmet of the QB.

I'm all for being aggressive, but jeeminy...
 
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(09-05-2018 09:52 AM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 09:10 AM)Marcus Wrote:  Strip is a very good position coach, he just doesn't like to recruit. Fortunately, that doesn't seem to be an issue with this current class, especially if we add Anthony Booker to the already committed defensive lineman.

Since our previous C.E.O. coach couldn't get out of his hammock enough to recruit and put that onus on the staff, Stripling can play a more "supportive" role with CLF taking the lead with his recruiting acumen. I really like Stripling and the job he did in the Belk Bowl is all you need to know about the guy.

He also coached our most prolific D-line unit is recent memory for three years, and the fact that a majority ended up in the NFL is a testament to his ability to coach and develop talent...I can't wait to see what he does with guys who are coming in with more talents comparatively:

Walter Stewart (13 sacks, 26 TFLs in three years w/ Strip) (Projected 3rd-4th Round pick pre-injury)
Brandon Mills (12.5 sacks, 23 TFLs in two years w/ Strip)
Derek Wolfe (13.5 sacks, 28 TFLs in two years w/ Strip) (7 seasons NFL)
Jordan Stepp (2 sacks, 10 TFLs in three years w/ Strip)
John Hughes (5 sacks, 17 TFLs in two years w/ Strip) (7 seasons NFL)
Dan Giordano (14.5 sacks, 27 TFLs in three years w/ Strip) (1 season NFL)

5 of those 6 guys were 2* recruits.

These are the sack totals from DLmen with specific DL coaches per year over the last decade-ish:

Stripling:
4 (2018, one game played)

Washington:
10 (2017)

Prunty:
12.5 (2016)
10 (2015) [First year with no Strip coached players]
20 (2014)
24 (2013)

Stripling:
22 (2012)
38.5 (2011)
20 (2010)

As you can see, there is a pretty significant difference between the last three DL coaches...not to mention the marked decline in specific players from their time with Strip to Prunty (Silverberry is the biggest one, but there are plenty). There were a ton of bad habits developed by players in the past 3-4 years that they're knocking out of them for sure.
 
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I was very encouraged by what I saw from the defensive line. They were aggressive from the start and throughout the game. And they played smart. That is a welcome change from the marshmallow defense of the retirement years.
 
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(09-05-2018 11:45 AM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 09:52 AM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 09:10 AM)Marcus Wrote:  Strip is a very good position coach, he just doesn't like to recruit. Fortunately, that doesn't seem to be an issue with this current class, especially if we add Anthony Booker to the already committed defensive lineman.

Since our previous C.E.O. coach couldn't get out of his hammock enough to recruit and put that onus on the staff, Stripling can play a more "supportive" role with CLF taking the lead with his recruiting acumen. I really like Stripling and the job he did in the Belk Bowl is all you need to know about the guy.

He also coached our most prolific D-line unit is recent memory for three years, and the fact that a majority ended up in the NFL is a testament to his ability to coach and develop talent...I can't wait to see what he does with guys who are coming in with more talents comparatively:

Walter Stewart (13 sacks, 26 TFLs in three years w/ Strip) (Projected 3rd-4th Round pick pre-injury)
Brandon Mills (12.5 sacks, 23 TFLs in two years w/ Strip)
Derek Wolfe (13.5 sacks, 28 TFLs in two years w/ Strip) (7 seasons NFL)
Jordan Stepp (2 sacks, 10 TFLs in three years w/ Strip)
John Hughes (5 sacks, 17 TFLs in two years w/ Strip) (7 seasons NFL)
Dan Giordano (14.5 sacks, 27 TFLs in three years w/ Strip) (1 season NFL)

5 of those 6 guys were 2* recruits.

These are the sack totals from DLmen with specific DL coaches per year over the last decade-ish:

Stripling:
4 (2018, one game played)

Washington:
10 (2017)

Prunty:
12.5 (2016)
10 (2015) [First year with no Strip coached players]
20 (2014)
24 (2013)

Stripling:
22 (2012)
38.5 (2011)
20 (2010)

As you can see, there is a pretty significant difference between the last three DL coaches...not to mention the marked decline in specific players from their time with Strip to Prunty (Silverberry is the biggest one, but there are plenty). There were a ton of bad habits developed by players in the past 3-4 years that they're knocking out of them for sure.

Great factual info BearcatMan! I hope Strip is here as long as CLF is.
 
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What sections of seating are considered to be UC's side of the field?
 
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As of tonight's forecast, any hope for a sunny September evening of football @ PBS appears unlikely with a frog strangling 2-4 inches of rain predicted throughout the weekend.

Of course their predictive ability three days out is always questionable. I guess we'll find out if a downpour indeed favors the team running the ball over the one passing it.
 
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(09-05-2018 05:33 PM)OKIcat Wrote:  As of tonight's forecast, any hope for a sunny September evening of football @ PBS appears unlikely with a frog strangling 2-4 inches of rain predicted throughout the weekend.

Of course their predictive ability three days out is always questionable. I guess we'll find out if a downpour indeed favors the team running the ball over the one passing it.

Thanks for bringing that up OKI. I may change my score prediction depending on the up-to-date forecast as the game gets closer. If it is rainy and wet - we have a running game with a back who runs like a four wheel drive truck between the tackles! Ok, the jury is still out but I feel a heckuva lot better about what I saw Week 1 with running the rock than going in. Makes me glad we're not RDA4'd anymore.
 
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(09-05-2018 04:48 PM)Ragpicker Wrote:  What sections of seating are considered to be UC's side of the field?

Entire stadium
 
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(09-05-2018 09:41 PM)bearcatmill Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 04:48 PM)Ragpicker Wrote:  What sections of seating are considered to be UC's side of the field?

Entire stadium

True...lol

But I'm sure Miami will be on one side and UC will be on the opposite.
 
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(09-05-2018 10:23 PM)Ragpicker Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 09:41 PM)bearcatmill Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 04:48 PM)Ragpicker Wrote:  What sections of seating are considered to be UC's side of the field?

Entire stadium

True...lol

But I'm sure Miami will be on one side and UC will be on the opposite.

Will Miami make it another "black out" game to try to fake people into thinking there are fans there to watch the Redhawks this year?
 
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Just watched the Marshall v Miami some thoughts:

1. Must have been 10,000 in attendance at Yeager
2. Marshall has a really good FR QB
3. Marshall won because they could run on Miami and Miami could not
4. Marshall gave Miami a chance in the last 4 minutes to tie the game because the Marshall KO returner pulled a bonehead play thinking he had to run the ball out.
5. Pressure on Ragland will determine the game.
 
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(09-05-2018 10:23 PM)Ragpicker Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 09:41 PM)bearcatmill Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 04:48 PM)Ragpicker Wrote:  What sections of seating are considered to be UC's side of the field?

Entire stadium

True...lol

But I'm sure Miami will be on one side and UC will be on the opposite.

UC's website is selling tix on the 130's-140's, 230's-240's side
 
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(09-06-2018 07:52 AM)Bearcat2012 Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 10:23 PM)Ragpicker Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 09:41 PM)bearcatmill Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 04:48 PM)Ragpicker Wrote:  What sections of seating are considered to be UC's side of the field?

Entire stadium

True...lol

But I'm sure Miami will be on one side and UC will be on the opposite.

UC's website is selling tix on the 130's-140's, 230's-240's side

thank you
 
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(09-06-2018 08:26 AM)Ragpicker Wrote:  
(09-06-2018 07:52 AM)Bearcat2012 Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 10:23 PM)Ragpicker Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 09:41 PM)bearcatmill Wrote:  
(09-05-2018 04:48 PM)Ragpicker Wrote:  What sections of seating are considered to be UC's side of the field?

Entire stadium

True...lol

But I'm sure Miami will be on one side and UC will be on the opposite.

UC's website is selling tix on the 130's-140's, 230's-240's side

thank you

Just join me in the club seats. Hearing it might rain so glad I splurged for those. Hoping to have diamond doss buy me a couple rounds.
 
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The current forecast is between 90 - 97% chance of rain from 8PM to midnight... I'm feeling pretty confident about our chances if the game comes down to which team is better at pounding the ball down the other team's throat.
 
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(09-06-2018 08:29 AM)bearcatmark Wrote:  Just join me in the club seats. Hearing it might rain so glad I splurged for those. Hoping to have diamond doss buy me a couple rounds.

Word on the street is Diamond Doss (DD) is going to reserve a section of club seats for an upcoming game at the Nip for the Bearcat Banter faithful.
 
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From Cincinnati.com:

Quote:You can't get much more of a quality football win than the Cincinnati Bearcats achieved last weekend, but Las Vegas oddsmakers are not yet sold on UC.

The Bearcats are 1 ½-point underdogs to rival Miami University this week (Saturday, 8 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium), despite UC upsetting UCLA 26-17 in the season opener. The Bearcats were 14 ½-point underdogs to the Bruins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Not to mention, Miami comes off a 35-28 home loss to Marshall in the RedHawks' opener. Plus, UC has won the last 12 meetings in its Victory Bell series against Miami. The seeming point-spread oddity quickly was caught by some, as the spread dropped from 2 ½ points to 1 ½ points during the day Tuesday.

UC coach Luke Fickell, speaking at his weekly press conference Tuesday on campus, said he was aware that the Bearcats are listed as underdogs this week.

"You can make of it what it is," Fickell said. "That's why I said we weren't worried about, 'We're gonna show the world, we're gonna get the respect,' (against UCLA). You don't get the respect of college football and all those people in one week. I understand that.

"That's not what we're worried about it. We're worried about the respect and the trust and the love and everything built in this (team) room. That's the most important thing to us."

On the other hand, the ESPN matchup predictor gives UC a 51.9 percent chance to beat Miami. Also noteworthy is that the past five UC-Miami games all have been close, with the Bearcats winning by a combined 36 points.

UC is coming off of two consecutive 4-8 seasons, perhaps one reason why the UCLA win did not immediately thrust the Bearcats back into the good graces of Vegas. Miami also has made some progress the past few years, including a bowl bid in 2016. For UC players, the only concern is extending the Victory Bell streak to 13 straight wins.

Tyrell Gilbert, UC senior cornerback from Princeton High School, is among the veterans who most understand what the Miami game means.

"Coming into the program, the UC-Miami game was always one of the biggest games of the year, something that all the guys always talk about," Gilbert said Tuesday. "You see the Bell when you walk through the facility, where all the trophies are. It's a week that all the guys take very seriously. Coaches, faculty members, everybody."

UC senior Malik Clements, who plays a hybrid linebacker/safety role, was the hero of last year's game for the Bearcats. Clements intercepted a pass by quarterback Gus Ragland and returned it 14 yards for a touchdown with 1:07 remaining, to lift UC to an improbable 21-17 comeback win.

Clements credited defensive linemen Cortez Broughton and Marquise Copeland for pressuring Ragland on the play.

"If not for the D-line boys, I probably wouldn't have made that play," Clements said Tuesday. "I was just there at the right place at the right time. To keep the tradition going and beating those guys, it means a lot."

CELEBRATION DAYS: Fickell and his players were deluged with congratulatory texts and phone calls over the weekend. Fickell especially was pleased that many former UC players reached out to both him and the players.

Fickell also repeatedly stressed Tuesday that one game does not make a season, with 11 games left. Fickell also would not deny the glorious feeling produced by an upset of UCLA at the Rose Bowl.

"It's definitely a different feeling," Fickell said, smiling. "I'm not gonna lie to you."

Said Clements, "It was big, but we've got to stay hungry."

QB WATCH: Senior starter Hayden Moore was ineffective and replaced by redshirt freshman Desmond Ridder midway through the first quarter at UCLA. Ridder rushed for 63 yards and looked fearless in the pocket, in his first college game.

Overall, though, the UC passing game was subpar. Ridder went 13-for-24 passing for 100 yards and Moore 1-for-2 for 10 yards. The longest passing play was just 18 yards, from Ridder to true freshman Jayshon Jackson.

Fickell plans to decide on this week's quarterback starter by Wednesday, but the coach again will not publicly announce a starter.

"There's still an opportunity for both of them," Fickell said.

Fickell also said that Ridder "got beat up a little, too," against UCLA, but Ridder appeared fine during postgame interviews.

RB WATCH: Sophomore running back Michael Warren II rushed 35 times for career highs of 142 yards and three touchdowns against UCLA. Warren also briefly left the game with an injured right knee, but he did return.

Fickell said he will monitor Warren's condition this week but believes Warren will be good to go. Fickell remains unsure about the availability of sophomore backup Gerrid Doaks (hip/groin), who did not play against UCLA.

Fickell, who does not want to overwork Warren, said he also hopes to get some playing time for true freshman Charles McClelland and junior Taylor Boose. Warren was the only UC running back to touch the ball against UCLA, and Fickell admittedly does not want to run anyone 35 times per game. If he can help it.

WHY PBS?: UC and Miami last year extended the series between the schools through 2029. The extension includes five home games for both schools and three games at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Miami will serve as the host for the 2018 and 2022 games at PBS, with UC the host in 2026. Next year's game, incidentally, will be at UC's Nippert Stadium on Sept. 14, 2019.

The Battle for the Victory Bell dates to 1888, and is billed as the longest-lasting Division I college football rivalry west of the Allegheny Mountains. There once were gaps in the series, including UC and Miami not meeting during the World War II years of 1943 and 1944. The schools have met each year since 1945, with Miami leading the series 59-56-7.

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Cincinnati (1-0) vs. Miami RedHawks (0-1)

Saturday, 8 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium (65,535)

TV/Radio: ESPN3/WEBN-FM 102.7 (switches to WLW-AM 700 after Reds game)/WMOH-AM 1450/WDBZ-AM 1230

Line: Miami by 1 ½

Rivalry Underdogs
 
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