Bearcats Ranked as #5 Toughest Opponent for tOSU Buckeyes By Cleveland Publication

Photo Credit - Tony Tribble, Associated Press

Photo Credit – Tony Tribble, Associated Press

Soon, I imagine the Cleveland Plain Dealer and other Cleveland publications will cover only stories about Lebron and his transition back to the Cavs.  

Lebron goes to first practice!  

Lebron goes to first team meeting!  

Lebron drops off dry cleaning!  

You get the idea.

This morning, the Cleveland press published an article in which they interviewed Tom Groeschen of the Enquirer to better understand the Bearcats’ chances against the Ohio State Buckeyes.  For your viewing pleasure, I’ll give you the highlights…

-They ranked the Bearcats as the 5th toughest opponent for Ohio State next season, above Navy, Maryland, Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, Rutgers, and Kent State.

-Gunner Kiel will likely start and he’s a former big-time recruit.

-Shaq Washington, from Maple Heights, returns to the Bearcats after leading the team with 78 catches.  The wide receivers include Chris Moore,  Arkansas transfer – Mekale McKay, and Casey Gladney.

-Groeschen thinks the Bearcats are solid but not spectacular at RB (I vehemently disagree).

-The defense returns Silverberry Mouhon, Nick Temple, and Jeff Luc (a Florida State transfer).

-Groeschen thinks “most UC fans are realistic and just hope to keep it close.” 

Wait, what?  And that’s where I got annoyed.  I re-read the article to confirm my frustration with Groeschen.  The bottom line is that Groeschen joins a long line of UC doubters.  And I’m just not in his camp this year, with this team, with this coaching staff.  The Bearcats will be nationally competitive, despite what their beat writers at the Enquirer think.