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Watching Success From Afar

It becomes difficult to create a successful football program when a college is forced to replace coaches every few years. And that is something that was all to evident as University of Cincinnati fans watched the Rose Bowl yesterday.

Fans once again were forced to witness one of their former coaches enjoying the type of success Bearcat faithful have been dreaming of when Michigan State won last night, and Mark Dantonio (who coached the Bearcats from 2005-2006) became another example of what could have been for the University of Cincinnati football program.

Yesterday was just the latest of former Cincinnati coaches leaving the college only to find great success at their following job. The other? This man…

Photo: MSN/Fox Sports

Photo: MSN/Fox Sports

Now the only silver lining for Bearcat fans was that Brian Kelly’s BCS Championship appearance was quickly thwarted by Nick Saban – a brutal 41-14 loss.

However, the point still remains that Cincinnati is looking for stability and success for a program that has seem on the cusp of becoming successful and taking the big next step into prominence.

With Tommy Tuberville at the helm, Cincinnati seems to be heading in the right direction…again. Just as they seemed to be with Dantonio.

And Kelly.

And Butch Jones before heading to Tennessee.

The big question is if Tuberville is here for the long haul – or if he (as the others) will use UC as a spring board for higher profile jobs. The coaches that have lead UC over the past decade have been successful names, but they all have one thing in common: they continue to set UC back due to a lack of stability.

Sadly until the stability improves, it seems as though every bowl season will just continue to be the latest reminder of what could have been for the University of Cincinnati football program.

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Grant E. Doepel

Grant E. Doepel

Editor in Chief and co-founder of Riverfront Grumble, Doepel is a Cincinnati native who lives and breathes Queen City sports. A University of the Cumberlands graduate with degrees in Journalism and Communication Arts, Doepel still resides in the Greater Cincinnati area to provide easy access to the riverfront stadiums.
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