Multiple reports are saying that it is a high possibility that Ohio State Buckeyes Co-Defensive Coordinator Luke Fickell will be the @Cincinnati Bearcats next head coach. Nothing is supposed to be final tonight, but within the next 24-72 hours something should be final. Sources have told Bearcat Insider that Fickell has reached out to multiple people about joining his staff. The last two days have been a frenzy on Bearcat Twitter, but for those who don't know much about the possible next head coach we are going to put some information up about his background.
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
High School: DeSales
Alma Mater: The Ohio State University, 1997
Degree: Exercise Science
Year in Coaching: 18th (16th season at Ohio State)
Children: Son Landon, daughter Luca, twin sons Aydon & Ashton, and twin sons Laykon & Lucian
Luke Fickell Coaching Assignments
|2012-pres.||Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers||Ohio State|
|2011||Head Coach||Ohio State|
|2005-2011||Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers||Ohio State|
|2002-2003||Special Teams Coordinator||Ohio State|
|2000-2001||Defensive Line Coach||Akron|
|1999||Graduate Assistant||Ohio State|
Fickell also played one year in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints and was the interm head coach at Ohio State after "Tattoogate" where he led them to a 6-7 overall record and a Gator Bowl loss. To be fair anybody would've struggled following "Tattoogate" because of the talent that left because of the situation.
Check out some of the tweets that have been posted to today, talking about the coaching situation.
https://twitter.com/TomGroeschen/status/807293728335527936 https://twitter.com/TomGroeschen/status/807298157499613184 https://twitter.com/TomGroeschen/status/807299010637819905 https://twitter.com/TomGroeschen/status/807371013206016000 https://twitter.com/SIPeteThamel/status/807298176411570176 https://twitter.com/JordanStrack/status/807357014930235392
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