Unfortunately, when a program is on the rise, one of the many drawbacks is that it becomes a breeding ground for coaches to get promoted. Such is the case with one of Cincinnati's own.
Offensive line coach, Jeff Uhlenhake was hired yesterday by the Cleveland Brows as the new assistant offensive line coach for the Browns.
As a native of Newark, Ohio, Uhlenhake was an Ohio State graduate in the class of 1990 before spending nearly 10 seasons playing in the NFL for Miami, Washington, and New Orleans. Uhlenhake spent one season with the Bearcats, joining the staff with Mark Dantonio, both moving on from jobs with the Buckeyes.
Browns' new head coach Romeo Crennel was very excited to have Uhlenhake join his staff.
"Jeff (Uhlenhake) is a young coach who did a good job with the University of Cincinnati program," Crennel told Clevelandbrowns.com on Tuesday. "He has a long relationship with (offensive line coach) Jeff Davidson and will certainly enhance his efforts with our offensive line."
It's a big opportunity for Uhlenhake.
"Having grown up in Ohio with a father who was a huge Browns fan, I always knew the great tradition of this team," Uhlenhake told the team's website yesterday. "To now be able to work in the NFL, for Romeo Crennel and with the Cleveland Browns is a privilege."
There's no word on any timetable as to when the Bearcats will seek to replace Uhlenhake. No early candidates have emerged, but Bearcat Insider will continue to track the situation.