Wednesday brought good news to the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football program as the American Athletic Conference has granted quarterback Munchie Legaux and extra year of eligibility following his gruesome knee injury against Illinois during the 2013 season. 2014 will be Legaux’s fifth season on the roster.
Along with the Legaux news came news that wide receiver Shaq Washington will also be eligible for another year of eligibility after only competing in four games in the 2011 season, his freshman year. Washington led the Bearcats in receiving last season with 78 receptions. His extra year of eligibility comes as good news to whoever wins the Cincinnati starting job over the next two seasons.
Legaux was the starting quarterback for the Bearcats in the first two games of the 2013 season, having beat out Brendon Kay for the starting job Legaux had a decent outing in a 42-7 rout of Purdue then looked to lead the Bearcats back against Illinois before suffering his season ending injury. Legaux will now have to compete for the starting job with Bennie Coney and Notre Dame transfer Gunner Kiel. The quarterback position is very much up for grabs going into next season, Kiel was the number one quarterback recruit in 2012, will he shine as a Bearcat or will Legaux get one more shot at glory?