The Cincinnati Bearcats have named Gunner Kiel as its starting QB for the 2014 season. The Notre Dame transfer was named the top signal caller over last year’s starter Munchie Legauz. Kiel may have had the chance to start for Notre Dame after it became apparent Everett Golson would not be eligible (academic reasons) for the season, but he chose to follow through with his transfer to Cincinnati. Tommy Rees instead started for Golson.
“The first few days were a little shaky,” Kiel said. “I think I came out anxious and excited. I think that got me to play a little uncomfortable.
“So at times I have to calm down and relax and play the game I love, not do too much. I know I’m going to make mistakes, but learn from the mistakes.”
Cincinnati is our preseason prediction to take home the American Athletic Conference Title. The Bearcats will also attempt to crash the inaugural College Football Playoffs.
An interesting side note is that the Bearcats will have their home games at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals while Nippert Stadium undergoes renovation.