The AAC announced today that Munchie Legaux and Shaq Washington will have another year added to their college careers. Legaux suffered a horrific knee injury against Illinois that put him out the remainder of the 2013 season. Washington barely played his freshman season way back in 2011.
This is gigantic news for Legaux, Washington and Cincinnati. Washington had one of the best pass catching seasons in Cincinnati history a year ago with 78 receptions for 783 yards and a TD. This season turns into essentially his junior season again. That's great news since he'll be one of the top receivers in the new American and definitely for the Bearcats.
For Legaux, he'll be a 5th year senior. Munchie was the starting quarterback before he got hurt. That raises a lot of questions about what's going to happen with the QB position this season. Will Munchie be healthy to start the year? Will that matter? Gunner Kiel and Bennie Coney are waiting in the wings, along with the newly signed QBs and the legend Michael Colosimo. QB was the spot of the most intense battle last year. It's going to be one of the more hotly contested ones this year as well. Legaux coming back was no secret. He said this months ago on twitter. That means the coaches have had plenty of time to determine what their next step will be. Like all of you, I wait to see how things shake out.