Bearcats' Quinn headed to Buffalo


December 21, 2009

There's a reason compiling a coaching staff is a fluid business - because someone always can swoop in and make a better offer.

That's what Buffalo did, anyway, announcing Sunday that it has hired Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jeff Quinn as its head coach. He will be introduced Tuesday.

Quinn had coached alongside new Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly for 22 seasons and was almost certain to join Kelly's Irish staff after the Sugar Bowl.

Quinn will replace Turner Gill, who took over at Kansas, after he serves as Cincinnati's interim coach for the Jan. 1 bowl against Florida.

The 27-year college coaching veteran returns to the Mid-American Conference, where he previously served as Central Michigan's offensive coordinator.

-Brian Hamilton

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