Cincinnati coach Butch Jones said Tuesday that more true freshmen could soon see the playing field for the Bearcats.
That includes Munchie Legaux, the Louisiana athlete who played quarterback in high school. Legaux could get some time at receiver this week against Miami of Ohio, Jones said. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to start saying that name on a regular basis.
Jones has already employed another true freshman at receiver in Anthony McClung. The injury to Vidal Hazelton and the ineligibility of Kenbrell Thompkins and Dyjuan Lewis forced his hand.
“You look at Munchie Legaux," Jones told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "In August, was he ready to play receiver? No. Did we ever think he would have to play receiver in August? No, because we’re sitting there and you had Vidal Hazelton. You had Kenbrell Thompkins. You had Dyjuan Lewis. Now those three individuals are off your team.”
Another true freshman, Devan Drane, could see time at cornerback with the season-ending injury to starter Dominique Battle. True frosh Roney Lozano, Antwan Darling and Adrian Witty have already played this year.
"Maybe some weren’t ready game one and now game five are ready," Jones said. "Some will probably be ready game six or game seven. It’s about putting the best personnel on the field, not just on offense and defense, but on special teams as well, to win football games. We’ve got some very talented freshmen."