Feb 10, 20, 08:32 AM #1
Luke Fickell Staying At CincinnatiFrom Pete Thamel:
Sources: Luke Fickell has decided to stay at Cincinnati. After interviewing for Michigan State on Sunday and talking it over with his family, he elected to stay put.
Huge news for UC considering what they return next year and the recruiting class they have coming in.
Interested to hear the details that were either finalized or are being finalized as far as a contract extension goes.Advertisement
Feb 10, 20, 08:49 AM #2This was the right decision, IMO.
Feb 10, 20, 08:51 AM #3
Another great year and he will be getting much better offers than this.
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Feb 10, 20, 09:03 AM #4His son being a senior at Moe might have swung it. Huge victory for UC!
Feb 10, 20, 09:42 AM #5
Lets not forget that Urban basically had to force Luke to interview and take the UC job because he was so loyal then to his players and situation. He's just a different type of dude.
4 years later... Here we are.
Feb 10, 20, 10:28 AM #6As a beer vendor at Nippert, this pleased me.
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Feb 10, 20, 10:56 AM #9I fear, "Every man has his price". Hopefully, UC can get that New Year's Six bid next year.
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Feb 10, 20, 12:17 PM #11
He has now turned down money/pay raises/interest from the SEC (Arkansas, Mississippi St) , ACC (Louisville, Boston College), Big 12 (West Va), and Big 10 (Michigan St). Obviously none of those are blue blood programs but I think that's a sign that it's going to take more than money to pull him away from his current situation at UC, where he's already out recruiting and winning more than most of the P5 with less resources....and if the playoff ends up eventually expanding, conference won't matter either because as the top "G5 program", he'd have a seat at the table every year.
I personally think he's waiting for Ohio State, Notre Dame, or Penn State to open. He has repeatedly said the next time he moves his family, it will be the last time.
Feb 10, 20, 12:19 PM #12
Feb 10, 20, 12:49 PM #13
Schedule sets up nicely for him to have a 3rd straight 10+ win season this year but in 2021 UC plays at Indiana and at Notre Dame.
Somehow running the table that year would give them an outside shot at making the playoff. Fick is a smart guy and I'm sure he knows this. I'm sure he also knows that will be Malik Vann, Josh Whyle, Leonard Taylor, and Des Ridder's senior year. No way he's leaving those guys to another coach for their senior years. He has commented in the past how he wouldn't be able to look Josh Whyle in the eye if he ever had to tell him he was leaving for another job.
After the 2021 season, I think that's when you could see things seriously pick up again. Can't see OSU, Penn State, or Notre Dame open after this coming year and I don't think he'd follow AD Bohn and move his family across the country to take the USC job.
Feb 10, 20, 01:50 PM #14
What a relief, now I can get on with my life.
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Feb 10, 20, 02:08 PM #15