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All signs are pointing to Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell becoming the next Cincinnati football coach

Currently the Cincinnati Bearcats are searching for a new head football coach and reports are saying the athletic director Mike Bohn has zeroed in on his target.

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.

Quick Facts
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)
Wife: Amy
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
2004 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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