When there is a change at that position, it's a very delicate situation. You don't want to upset team chemistry, but you also need to go with your best option to win. In Kay, Coach Butch Jones seems to have found that option. Give Legaux some credit as well, he's handled his demotion incredibly well, cheering on every score by the Cincinnati offense today and being as helpful as you would want a team leader like Legaux to be. This game belonged to Kay though. The senior from Michigan completed 13 of 21 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns, both of those being 60+ yard strikes. Although Kay might not possess the athletic ability of Legaux, he's no slouch as a runner. He finished with 71 yards on seven carries to finished second on the team in rushing for the game.
It's easy to get caught up in the hype of a one game performance, and this article may be running that very risk. However, I believe this Cincinnati offense has found their signal caller for the rest of the 2012 season. Kay proved himself today in a starting scenario, and looked the part of a seasoned veteran. He made the smart throws, never forced anything, and let the game come to him. With the rushing attack this UC offense possesses, the Bearcats need a quarterback who can manage the game, make plays when needed, and not make mistake. In Brendon Kay, I believe the Cincinnati offense has found that guy.