Darren Hiller Sees An O-Line Coming Together

Following Saturday's first preseason scrimmage Cincinnati offensive line coach Darren Hiller spoke with Bearcat Insider about his groups progress in camp and more.

Cincinnati Bearcats offensive line coach Darren Hiller enters his thrid season with the Bearcats and is excited as the group continues to add quality depth across the front five of the Bearcats offense.

After a slow start during Saturday's inter-squad scrimmage, Hiller's group started to put things together and opening up the Bearcats offensive attack.

Bearcat Insider spoke with Hiller following the scrimmage.


Darren Hiller has a long coaching tenure with successful offensive lines in his background. A former offensive lineman himself, Hiller has coached at West Texas A&M, Northwestern State University, Arkansas-Monticello, Arkansas State and Nevada before coming to Cincinnati.

Since his arrival Hiller has installed a tough mentality into the Bearcats offensive linemen and has worked hard to find the type of players capable of providing not only solid run blocking skills but also the ability to help protect the Bearcats quarterbacks in their high powered passing attack.

A native of California, Hiller played offensive guard and inside linebacker in high school before stating his collegiate career at Chabot Junior College in Hayward, Calif., where he earned all-conference honors as an offensive guard. Hiller was a team captain while also earning GTE Academic All-America honors.

Hiller is married and he and his wife Tracie have two daughters and one son.

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