menu-toggle Created with Sketch.
Live

Gunner Kiel To Start For Cincinnati Against ECU

Embed
<iframe src="https://campusinsiders.com/videos/w0MDl2NjE6KAc5AJGjcWNkJ_cagS1qA3/?video-embed=1" width="640" height="360" style="border:0"></iframe>

Gunner Kiel will start for the Cincinnati Bearcats when they face East Carolina on Saturday.


According to sources close to the program, Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel will earn his first start of 2016 this Saturday night, when the Bearcats host East Carolina.

From the moment Gunner Kiel was recruited out of Columbus East (Ind.) High School, he’s been a lightning rod for attention. After originally verbally committing to Indiana and LSU, Kiel eventually signed with Notre Dame in 2012, but would never play a down for the Irish. He’d go on to transfer to Cincinnati, looking for a second chance to showcase his passing skills.

Kiel was a two-year starter for Tommy Tuberville, throwing 50 touchdown passes in 2014 and 2015 combined. But he wasn’t the same player after being viciously knocked unconscious last Sept. 24 by Memphis defensive back Chauncey Lanier. While Kiel returned to the field a month later, something was missing, and he’d end up skipping the Hawaii Bowl for personal reasons.

Kiel’s winding journey will add another chapter in Week 8. After attempting just 11 throws and spending the bulk of his senior season buried on the depth chart behind underclassmen Hayden Moore and Ross Trail, Kiel is once again getting a chance to rebound.

Cincinnati has dropped two straight games and three of the last four, saddled with a floundering offense that’s thrown more picks than touchdown passes. The Bearcats are pining for a spark that helps change the course of the season before it’s too late. Enter Kiel, who has the arm talent and experience to maximize the playmaking ability of receivers Devin Gray, Nate Cole and Kahlil Lewis.

The clock is ticking on a career that began with so much pomp and hype almost five years ago. Kiel has battled his way back, on and off the field, and he’s getting one more shot to lead the offense and rekindle interest within the NFL scouting community.

MORE: No. 1-128 College Football Rankings – Week 8

Related Posts

Committee Countdown

  • Video
  • December 2, 2016
  • Campus Insiders

Ohio State Shouldn’t Make Playoff As Non-Division Winner

Ohio State seems destined for the College Football Playoff, without winning its own division. In this edition of “Fiu Shots,” Campus Insiders’ Pete Fiutak has a serious gripe with the fact that conference championship games seem meaningless if the Buckeyes were to make the playoff.

Live Events

All times are Eastern Time Zone.

Live Schedule

All times are Eastern Time Zone.
Clear Filters
Saturday, December 3, 2016
TimeET Title Category Network
12:00 pm
Navy at Army West Point
Swimming & Diving
Swimming & Diving Patriot League Network
1:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
1:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
2:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
2:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
3:00 pm Ice Hockey (W) Patriot League Network
3:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
3:00 pm
Harvard at Colgate
Ice Hockey (W)
Ice Hockey (W) Patriot League Network
3:30 pm
TBA at Air Force
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
4:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
4:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
5:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
5:15 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
7:00 pm Ice Hockey (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
7:15 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
7:30 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
8:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
8:15 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
9:15 pm Football Mountain West Network
9:45 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
10:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
10:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
Sunday, December 4, 2016
TimeET Title Category Network
12:15 am Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
1:30 pm Football College Football Rankings
3:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
4:00 pm Football College Football Rankings
4:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
4:15 pm
Liberty at Navy
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
5:00 pm TheW.TV
Monday, December 5, 2016
TimeET Title Category Network
12:00 pm Mountain West Network
7:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
9:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
10:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
10:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
TimeET Title Category Network
7:00 pm
Bryant at Navy
Basketball (M)
Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:30 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
9:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
9:30 pm
Utah at Nevada
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
11:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
11:15 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
TimeET Title Category Network
12:00 am Ice Hockey (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm
Goucher at Navy
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:30 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
9:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
10:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
11:15 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
Thursday, December 8, 2016
TimeET Title Category Network
7:00 pm
Towson at Colgate
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm
Rider at Lehigh
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
9:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
10:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
Friday, December 9, 2016
TimeET Title Category Network
3:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
5:00 pm Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Wrestling Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Ice Hockey (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm
Columbia at Navy
Basketball (M)
Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
8:30 pm
Idaho at Wyoming
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Mountain West Network

Popular Posts