Enos Returns To Alma Mater

To have your alma mater call and ask you to coach is a great honor. One most coaches can't turn down. Bearcats quarterback Coach Dan Enos got the call from Michigan State and just couldn't say no.

As reported on our message boards earlier today, University of Cincinnati quarterback coach Dan Enos has left his position at UC to accept a similar position at his alma mater Michigan State.

The Michigan native was the Spartans starting quarterback from 1989-1990 and helped them reach a pair of bowls and the Big Ten title in 1990.

A veteran of 15 seasons in the college ranks, Enos played a key role in working with the Bearcats quarterbacks during his two seasons on the field. Gino Guidugli saw great improvement after working with Enos and redshirt freshman Dustin Grutza established himself this past season as the quarterback to beat this spring thanks to Enos's help.

Bearcats head coach Mark Dantonio had the following to say about Coach Enos.

"We are sorry to see Dan and his family go. He's been an integral part of our success. "Dan is an excellent football coach. This move allows him to return to his alma mater where he was a starting quarterback. We are excited for him and wish him well."

Bearcat Insider Publisher Dave Berk had the following to say about Coach Enos.

"Coach Enos always gave members of our staff time to talk about football and the players he coached. It was a pleasure getting to know Coach Enos, his wife Jane, and their two children over the past year. His departure shows the quality of coaches Coach Dantonio has assembled at UC. I would like to wish Dan and his family the best in the future and I'm sure this is only the next step in a coaching career that has yet to reach its pinnacle."

When asked about what this means to the Bearcats offense, Dave had the following to say.

"I'm sure the retuning quarterbacks are disappointed about Coach Enos leaving the program. From watching them in practice over the past spring and fall you could tell they understood what he was looking for and that he cared about them as young men not just football players. Coach Dantonio will have a hard time replacing Coach Enos not only in working with his quarterbacks, but also for the great amount of respect and trust Coach Enos earned from the coaches and high school players in the Michigan area he recruited. While Coach Enos may be gone, several current and future Bearcats chose UC because of the relationship built with Coach Enos during the recruiting process. I'm sure Coach Dantonio will work to fill this vacant position quickly with spring practice set to open in late March."

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