Quarterbacks, WR Gilyard highlight Big East battle
December, 4, 2009
By Kevin Weidl
Scouts Inc. will be at Heinz Field for the Cincinnati-Pittsburgh showdown, which will determine the Big East champion and which team represents the conference in a BCS bowl game. A win could also keep alive the Bearcats' slim hopes for a berth in the national championship game. The Cincinnati offense has been a nightmare for opposing defensive coordinators all season, but Pittsburgh has one of the deepest defensive lines in the nation and can generate enough of a pass rush, potentially, to slow down coach Brian Kelly's fast-paced attack. I spent time at Pittsburgh's facilities this week, watching game film and talking to coaches, and got a good look at plenty of prospects. Here's a look at the top pro prospects taking the field for both teams, many of whom are underclassmen who do not yet have a draft grade but all of whom have some level of pro potential:
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