Originally Posted by Redlegs23
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.
The only thing with the ACC is the pending lawsuit by Maryland, which everybody is going to be keeping an eye on. If Maryland wins and is able to leave without paying the exit fee, everybody in the ACC will technically be "free agents". Florida State and Clemson are likely Big 12 bound if this happens, and I wouldn't be surprised if Virginia and NC State get courted by the Big 12 and SEC. One rumor has been Duke and UNC to the SEC as well.
If Cincinnati gets into the ACC, congrats, but its likely that the ACC will be the new Big East, while the current Big East is Conference USA.