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Matt Campbell, Tom Herman ‘In Play’ for Cincinnati Job: Report

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After the departure of former Cincinnati Head Coach, Luke Fickell, the Bearcats have been searching for their next Head Coach. With all eyes watching, two names have found their way into the conversation for the vacancy in Cincinnati.

The two coaches being mentioned are former Texas Longhorn Head Coach, Tom Herman, and Iowa State Head Coach Matt Campbell. With the Bearcats moving to the Big 12, the coaching position is a desirable one given the overall upside of the program. Both Herman and Campbell make sense, but the louder of the two options is to try to lure Matt Campbell away from Iowa State.


This update comes from jwilliamscincy, a columnist in the Cincinnati area via Twitter. You can check out the tweet below.

The tweet also mentions that the University of Cincinnati is putting a large premium on head coaching candidates who already have experience as head coach. While both Herman and Campbell are highly qualified to fill the position, if UC is looking for experience, Tom Herman is the guy.

Herman has occupied nearly every coaching on across the college scene, and even the professional football scene dating back to 1999. Herman served as a Graduate Assistant for Texas from ’99-’00, Wide Recievers Coach for Sam Houston State from ’01-’04, Offensive Coordinator for Texas State from ’05-’06, Offensive Coordinator for Rice from ’07-’08, Offensive Coordinator for Iowa State from ’09-’11, Offensive Coordinator for Ohio State from ’12-’14, Head Coach for the University of Houston from ’15-’16, Head Coach for the University of Texas from ’17-’20, and Offensive Assistant for the Chicago Bears in 2021.


Matt Campbell on the other hand is a local Ohio guy who under the right situation has to be considering the possibilityof leaving Iowa State. With the last few seasons finishing in an underwhelming fashion, many fans believe Campbell could make a change.

While we are still relatively unsure who Cincinnati prefers to bring in, the coaching conversations are only just starting to flare up.

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