BCI Talks with Marcus Waugh

Bearcat Insider spoke with Bearcat fullback Marcus Waugh about coming back after his knee injury.

One player who opened the eyes of the Cincinnati Bearcats coaching staff last fall was Marcus Waugh. The native of Whitehouse, Ohio and Toledo St. John's High School showed he was ready and able to battle at the college level and earn some playing time at fullback. But just when things were going great, a knee injury stopped Marcus in his tracks and ended his freshman season.

In 2006 Marcus is back working to regain the spot he looked ready to help the Bearcats during the 2005 season. Bearcat Insider spoke with Marcus about his knee and his goal for this spring.

Bearcat Insider: Talk about coming off the injury and how you're doing right now?

Marcus Waugh: The knee is totally healthy, but I need to get the muscles around the knee back to full strength. Doing all this running is helping, but once it gets tired it hurts a little bit, other then that I feel great.

Bearcat Insider: You're being held out with limited contact, is that getting to you now?

Marcus Waugh: A little bit. I'm ready to get cleared and excited to hit somebody. Eight months of just sitting around not able to hit anybody and watching a season go by gets to you.

Bearcat Insider: You had a real good fall camp and looked like you could have earned some playing time, how hard was it to stand back and watch?

Marcus Waugh: It was pretty hard going through it, but talking with my teammates they told me to just get ready since I was going to have a fresh start to come back and do it all over again and have the chance to prove myself.

Bearcat Insider: What is your main goal this spring?

Marcus Waugh: To just be able to do everything I use to do on this knee and show the coaches I'm 100 percent.

BearcatInsider.com Recommended Stories

  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.

Up Next