What do you want to see against the Fightin' Fickells?

Submitted by ShruteBeetFarms on September 4th, 2017 at 9:06 AM

UC is coming off a 26-14 win against the Austin Peay Governors. The team stats of the game are not impressive so this should be an easy victory. Aside from no injuries, I'd like to see a dominant offensive line performance and to see what Kareem Walker can do. I also wouldn't mind seeing some Brandon Peters action once Speight and O'Korn are done for the day.

What do you want to see?


Gucci Mane

September 4th, 2017 at 9:15 AM ^

I want it to be over by half and take out all the defensive starters besides maybe the corners. I want the O-line to look dominant. And I want the receivers to flash a couple nice plays.


September 4th, 2017 at 9:30 AM ^

I'm so happy that that was one of the few things that irked me a bit. We're definitely in good hands if that's one of my complaints. First World Problems.

But seriously, don't give kid nicknames to professionals that don't want them. I've never heard an announcer say Joey Montana or Tommy Brady.


September 4th, 2017 at 10:07 AM ^

Even if he doesn't go by that, I'm curious as to why one would take umbridge on his behalf? The announcer wasn't being disrespectful or treating him like a kid. I think especially in sports adding "ie" or "y" to a dude's name has been used especially when reacting positively to something they've done. Sometimes the nickname sticks and sometimes it's just a on-off, but I wouldn't be surprised if Don Brown has heard that before and maybe even the GOAT has too.

steve sharik

September 4th, 2017 at 9:21 AM ^

1) TE blocking, especially backside cutoff blocks, need to get a ton better.

2) I also hope UC has a really good player line up over Ulizio because he needs to improve against good players.

3) Speight getting rid of the ball a split second earlier and throwing guys open.

4) Corners in phase (shoulder in front and hip to hip) with WRs on deep balls

Frank Booth

September 4th, 2017 at 9:21 AM ^

I'd like to see better protection on passing plays. No doubt Florida had a good defensive front, but the OL certainly could have given Speight a little more time to find his receivers.


September 4th, 2017 at 9:24 AM ^

Rush for 400 yards.  At least 250 coming by rushing up the middle, not on the edges.

Speight in for entire game to get live reps.  Maybe it'll help him bring the ball back down to catchable for his receivers.

Shutout on defense.  Hold them to under 39 yards total offense.

No field goals, just touchdowns

DPJ on a kick return TD

A pick six early that breaks their will.

Luke Fickell slamming his headset on the ground in frustration then losing his cool in the post-game interview when someone asks about it and getting fined

Mr. Yost

September 4th, 2017 at 9:25 AM ^

I wouldn't look into the Austin Peay game at all...those guys will be ready and fired up to visit Ann Arbor. Like the majority of the teams around the country, they started slow this past weekend.

Check the numberss, their QB can sling it and that worries me. IMO, he's better than anything Florida threw out in front of us.

Now when I say worries me, not that we'll lose...but that the game will be uncomfortable. Like you OP, I want to see backups early...I'm not sure we're going to get that on Saturday. 

I think Michigan comes out an executes MUCH better on offense. Defensively Cincy's quick passing game negates some of our speed on the DL and puts more pressure on the secondary.

IMO, this could go a lot like the bad parts UCF (or 2nd half of Colorado) last year. We just won't get out hit this time (sarcasm). 

We won those games, but I remember a lot of grumbling because it just didn't feel dominant or fluid. Cinci's screen game is going to give them a chance for big plays if Bush and Hudson are flying at the QB. I like, don't love these CBs...a lot more pressure on our safeties.

Offensively, I think being at home and Speight calming down and realizing he doesn't have playmaking ability and just has to be boring Speight who does what he's coached rather than Aaron Rodgers running down the field telling his coach "GO!" after his 1st TD pass will be the difference.

IMO the offense sustaining drives is what helps us pull away until Cincinnati has to get too one dimensional and the defense takes it home minus a late meaningless TD.

14-7-10-7: 38

0-7-3-7: 17


September 4th, 2017 at 9:43 AM ^

38-17. I will take that bet all day. Fired up, I doubt it. If Cincy's defense isn't close to being as good as Florida's which I am betting it is not, Michigan will run the ball down there throats. No one is moving the ball on the number one defense in the country. To be quite honest did you watch the game. Florida will move the ball against other teams and are better than people think. It was just a Michigan defense that dominates and allows nothing. 58-0


September 4th, 2017 at 10:39 AM ^

Didn't they win the sec east two years in a row. They had to score some points. Looking for them to destroy Tennesee in two weeks, but it really won't matter because the cat will be out of the bag by then as Michigan destroys the bearcats on both sides of the ball and special teams.

Mr. Yost

September 4th, 2017 at 4:51 PM ^

I tacked on a late TD.

But I hope you're right...regardless, it was a random Monday prediction, not sure why everyone is taking it so seriously.

If that sounds like you, shhhhh on Saturday if we're not firing on all cylinders as I predicted. If we come out and win 58-0 in dominating fashion, pile up the crow and I'll eat it.


September 4th, 2017 at 9:51 AM ^

That is asinine. You cannot ignore the game because that is the most recent and pertinent data. Their QB slung it under a different staff running a different system.

Hayden Moore looked out of sorts running that offense at home vs a team not nearly as good as Rutgers was last year. How, then, is he supposed to do better on the road vs a hellacious defense?

I normally like your posts, but you are way, way off here. Cincinnati is a bad football team that is breaking in a completely new system.

This is not UCF, who did eventually blow out SCSU last year(who is better than Austin Peay). Cincy had to fight off Austin Peay, a FCS team that has now lost 28 straight games.

Asking people to ignore the Austin Peay game is really ludicrous.

Mr. Yost

September 4th, 2017 at 4:51 PM ^

1. It was a prediction.

2. I say ignore it because teams start slow in game 1 all the time.

I'd also say ignore the 2 pick 6's Speight threw because I don't think that's a trend...I think that's Game 1 being Game 1. It doesn't mean he'll never throw another one, but what I'm saying is I don't think that's an accurate representation of Speight. I don't think last week was an accurate representation of Cincy...they started slow last year against a weak opponent as well.

Do you think OSU is as bad as they looked versus IU? USC as bad as they looked versus WMU?

If Oklahoma thinks it's getting the same OSU we saw on Thursday, they're going to get their doors blown off. OSU will be better (even though I'm still taking OU in that game). USC will be better. Speight will be better. UC will be better.

That's really all I was saying.


September 4th, 2017 at 4:58 PM ^

of the worst programs in NCAA. The fact that Cincy struggled with them should alarm all Bearcat fans. Cincy should have scored 40-50 points simply having superior athletes.

Will Cincy play better this week? Probably, but then the competition is much, much, much better. Michigan will also probably play better this week.

Cincy could be vastly improved and still lose by 40.