Stepping Stone U?: A look at the comings and goings of UC football coaches

— That’s how it seems to go with UC football fans: Just when they are on a winning streak and have something to celebrate, the other shoe drops and cold, hard reality slaps them in the face.

Along with the good news Sunday that the Bearcats would face off against Duke University in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 27, came the distressing news for UC fans that head coach Butch Jones was being courted for the vacant head football coach jobs at the University of Colorado and Purdue University.

The news that Jones might leave the helm was a blow to many fans, which were just recovering from coach Brian Kelly’s sudden departure in 2009.


Cincinnati Bearcats coach Butch Jones on the Tennessee game

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