Cincinnati's Munchie Legaux will miss rest of year with leg injury

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Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said his team's lack of depth at quarterback could mean a player or two at another position will see time behind center this season.

Starting quarterback Munchie Legaux was lost for the season with a leg injury suffered in Saturday's loss to Illinois. While the exact nature of the injury has not been released, Tuberville said, "It was pretty significant."

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Brendon Kay, who started five games last season after Legaux lost the job, again will take over as the starter. Kay was bothered by a shoulder injury during fall camp and struggled in scrimmages. Legaux is the better runner, but Kay was a far more consistent passer than Legaux last season.

Redshirt freshman Bennie Coney, who hasn't taken a snap, is the No. 2 quarterback now, but there is no clear-cut No. 3 guy. Fullbacks Jordan Luallen, a senior, and Patrick Coyne, a sophomore, are possibilities. Luallen has taken some snaps in a "Wildcat" formation, and Coyne was a quarterback until he was moved during spring practice.

The Bearcats play FCS member Northwestern State (La.) this week; they don't open AAC play until Oct. 5 at USF.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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