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With Kiel hurt, Munchie Legaux gets to run Cincinnati's offense again after long comeback

  • Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux (4) talks with quarterback Gunner Kiel during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Memphis, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Cincinnati. Legaux replaced Kiel after Kiel suffered a chest injury on the final play of the first half. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux (4) talks with quarterback Gunner Kiel during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Memphis, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Cincinnati. Legaux replaced Kiel after Kiel suffered a chest injury on the final play of the first half. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux passes against Memphis in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Cincinnati. Legaux replaced starting quarterback Gunner Kiel who suffered a chest injury on the final play of the first half. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux passes against Memphis in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Cincinnati. Legaux replaced starting quarterback Gunner Kiel who suffered a chest injury on the final play of the first half. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux (4) passes against Memphis in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Cincinnati. A year after his gruesome knee injury, Legaux is getting ready to be Cincinnati's starting quarterback again.(AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux (4) passes against Memphis in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Cincinnati. A year after his gruesome knee injury, Legaux is getting ready to be Cincinnati's starting quarterback again.(AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)  (The Associated Press)

Munchie Legaux is going to get to do something he thought might never happen again. He's going to be running Cincinnati's offense.

The quarterback feared his career was over when he suffered a gruesome injury to his left knee during the second game last season. He beat the odds and recovered enough to win a backup spot behind Gunner Kiel heading into this season.

With Kiel sidelined by severely bruised ribs, Legaux will get a chance to start on Saturday when Cincinnati (2-2) plays at Miami (3-3). Legaux finished up the second half of a 41-14 loss to Memphis last Saturday after Kiel got hurt.

Coach Tommy Tuberville said on Tuesday that Kiel won't play much, if at all, against the Hurricanes.

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