Originally Posted by SunDeck
I think UC has a heck of a hard time landing the high quality coach with what has happened to the Big East. Not optimistic about UC football right now and I don't know that I blame Jones for going elsewhere.
UC will be hiring either a coordinator or a coach from the MAC, CUSA, etc. Those coaches would love to coach at UC due to the recent success of the program, Cincinnati is a hotbed for recruiting, there's a good chance we will be in the ACC in the next 3-4 years, it has proven to be one of the best stepping stone jobs to the upper tier type of schools, and lastly, and probably most importantly, UC can pay their football coach about 2 million a year which would be a hefty pay raise for about any MAC/CUSA coach or any coordinator from a bigger school. And if they get into the ACC that salary number could get an even larger bump.
This is a very desirable job for a lot of qualified coaches.