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(11-28-2022 11:47 AM)Tomcat Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 11:17 AM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  Clown interviewed with WI the next day after the ECU game. I'm sure we got his total 100% focus for recruiting and game prep in the weeks that followed.


https://n.rivals.com/news/recruits-react...ke-fickell

Scroll down and see what Malik Elzy had to say about Fick leaving. Fickell was already out the door back then!

Quote:Fickell leaving Cincinnati really didn’t surprise me. Something felt off during my last visit down there and that’s what played a role in my decommitment
 
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(11-28-2022 11:55 AM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 11:47 AM)Tomcat Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 11:17 AM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  Clown interviewed with WI the next day after the ECU game. I'm sure we got his total 100% focus for recruiting and game prep in the weeks that followed.


https://n.rivals.com/news/recruits-react...ke-fickell

Scroll down and see what Malik Elzy had to say about Fick leaving. Fickell was already out the door back then!

Quote:Fickell leaving Cincinnati really didn’t surprise me. Something felt off during my last visit down there and that’s what played a role in my decommitment

Yikes...
 
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Full of horsesh!t and hokum fraud.

Thanks for what you did for us but GTFO. I'm honestly more bummed we will be losing Brady Collins than anyone on the on-field staff.
 
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(11-28-2022 12:05 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  Full of horsesh!t and hokum fraud.

Thanks for what you did for us but GTFO. I'm honestly more bummed we will be losing Brady Collins than anyone on the on-field staff.

The AD should look into what it would take to get Brady Collins to become the Head Coach here.
 
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Luke Fickell, I hate that your name ever crossed my lips. I hate that I ever put my trust in you. I hate that you did what you did. But what I hate most is how you double crossed thousands of Bearcats fans. And you have to live with that. When you lay there at night, I hope it eats at you.

It turns out that you were a coward. You were afraid. And so now you've turned to Wisconsin. Be at Wisconsin all you want, but you'll exist every day knowing what's coming if your team ever plays Cincinnati. You will lose by so many points that you'll choke. You'll lay on the field wishing you had never betrayed Cincinnati. And I'll be there telling you that I told you so.
 
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Did Fickell ever put out a statement to UC and UC fans?

When Marcus Freeman left he put out a lengthy and beautifully written statement thanking UC and its fans.
 
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(11-28-2022 04:48 PM)nachoman91 Wrote:  Did Fickell ever put out a statement to UC and UC fans?

When Marcus Freeman he put out a lengthy and beautifully written statement thanking UC and its fans.

No
 
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(11-28-2022 04:52 PM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:48 PM)nachoman91 Wrote:  Did Fickell ever put out a statement to UC and UC fans?

When Marcus Freeman he put out a lengthy and beautifully written statement thanking UC and its fans.

No

Makes one think the reports about the booing and constant QB questioning soured Fickell on some measure of the fanbase may have been true.
 
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(11-28-2022 05:09 PM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:52 PM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:48 PM)nachoman91 Wrote:  Did Fickell ever put out a statement to UC and UC fans?

When Marcus Freeman he put out a lengthy and beautifully written statement thanking UC and its fans.

No

Makes one think the reports about the booing and constant QB questioning soured Fickell on some measure of the fanbase may have been true.

Makes me think he was trying to get out the door all year, and the booing and constant quarterback questions were justified.
 
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(11-28-2022 05:09 PM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:52 PM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:48 PM)nachoman91 Wrote:  Did Fickell ever put out a statement to UC and UC fans?

When Marcus Freeman he put out a lengthy and beautifully written statement thanking UC and its fans.

No

Makes one think the reports about the booing and constant QB questioning soured Fickell on some measure of the fanbase may have been true.

Also makes you wonder how bad he wanted to beat Tulane. He had to get to Madison ASAP
 
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(11-28-2022 06:04 PM)Billy_Bearcat Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 05:09 PM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:52 PM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:48 PM)nachoman91 Wrote:  Did Fickell ever put out a statement to UC and UC fans?

When Marcus Freeman he put out a lengthy and beautifully written statement thanking UC and its fans.

No

Makes one think the reports about the booing and constant QB questioning soured Fickell on some measure of the fanbase may have been true.


Also makes you wonder how bad he wanted to beat Tulane. He had to get to Madison ASAP

it did make me wonder if he was pulling for orlando agricultural and technical institute in the war on i-4
 
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Watching his introductory presser, seems to be taking some subtle digs at UC. Talking about relationship with AD, and Wisky being willing to do what it takes to elevate program……….implying that UC wasn’t.

Not sure what his relationship with Cunningham was, but Mick didn’t seem to be all that impressed with him either. I wonder if we have an AD problem with Cunningham?
 
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(11-28-2022 05:09 PM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:52 PM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:48 PM)nachoman91 Wrote:  Did Fickell ever put out a statement to UC and UC fans?

When Marcus Freeman he put out a lengthy and beautifully written statement thanking UC and its fans.

No

Makes one think the reports about the booing and constant QB questioning soured Fickell on some measure of the fanbase may have been true.

Huh? What reports?

Whatever boos and catcalls there were, were mild in comparison with what happens in Columbus…or Madison.

If he said that, he was just rationalizing.
 
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(11-28-2022 06:37 PM)Kenyon#4 Wrote:  Watching his introductory presser, seems to be taking some subtle digs at UC. Talking about relationship with AD, and Wisky being willing to do what it takes to elevate program……….implying that UC wasn’t.

Not sure what his relationship with Cunningham was, but Mick didn’t seem to be all that impressed with him either. I wonder if we have an AD problem with Cunningham?

Seemed like coach speak to me. He was complimentary of Cunningham and his support at uc to start then started gassing up his new employer.

Btw mick didn't overlap with Cunningham
 
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From Pat Forde...

Quote:Luke Fickell and Cincinnati were a great marriage, a feel-good story, a nice change of pace from the unchecked greed and naked striving that flourish in college athletics. Fickell was a coach on the rise who turned down high-profile jobs to stay and keep building around a special nucleus of players. Cincinnati was a school on the wrong side of the Power 5 tracks that worked to meet Fickell’s commitment halfway with increased salaries, facilities and staff.

They mutually achieved the unprecedented last season, Fickell’s fifth on the job. First, Cincinnati broke into the Power 5, effective 2023, with membership within the Big 12. Then the Bearcats backed it up on the field by posting a 13-0 record and becoming the first Power 5 outsider to make the College Football Playoff. They carried a banner for everyone trying to win against odds that were stacked toweringly high against them.

But there was always an expiration date on their wedded bliss. That is no one’s fault—really, it’s a testament to both coach and college that it lasted six years and produced a 57-18 record. Other hot coaches had come and gone more quickly at Cincinnati (Mark Dantonio, Brian Kelly, Butch Jones), whereas Fickell was there long enough to become the school’s all-time leader in victories.

But eventually, even someone as loyal and non-fickle as Fickell was going to be lured to a school with almost all the advantages. (Truth be told, if one would have been willing to wait for him until after the 2021 playoff, he might well have been gone then.) Eventually, Cincinnati wouldn’t be able to offer everything needed for its 49-year-old coach to stay forever.

As for Cincinnati? One of the benefits of this six-year marriage with Fickell is a football program that is healthier than ever. It’s always been a good place to coach, and that shouldn’t change (although the Bearcats will go from being the top program in the American Athletic Conference to a different status in the Big 12). There should be no shortage of quality candidates at a place where “there is no reason you can’t win a national championship,” athletic director John Cunningham estimated during a Sunday night conference call.

There are assistants on the current staff who likely will get a look, including offensive coordinator Gino Guidugli and interim coach Kerry Coombs. Illinois defensive coordinator Ryan Walters could be attractive, if he’s not ticketed for Colorado. Jackson State coach Deion Sanders, who interviewed with Colorado, is also a big-city guy with a big-city persona, and could be a great fit at the school. Ohio State assistant Brian Hartline is a star on the rise. Tom Herman, out of coaching after stints at Houston and Texas and familiar with the territory after working at Ohio State, could be an option. Matt Campbell, who has Big 12 success at Iowa State, is likely ready for a new challenge.

Cincinnati has the chance to hire well and sustain what has been built. It’s too bad the feel-good partnership with Luke Fickell couldn’t last. But this is the way of college sports—six years of bliss was more than most anyone could have expected.

Pat Forde Article
 
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(11-28-2022 06:43 PM)Former Lurker Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 05:09 PM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:52 PM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:48 PM)nachoman91 Wrote:  Did Fickell ever put out a statement to UC and UC fans?

When Marcus Freeman he put out a lengthy and beautifully written statement thanking UC and its fans.

No

Makes one think the reports about the booing and constant QB questioning soured Fickell on some measure of the fanbase may have been true.

Huh? What reports?

Whatever boos and catcalls there were, were mild in comparison with what happens in Columbus…or Madison.

If he said that, he was just rationalizing.
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This.

Chad Brendel this on his podcast: that if Luke or Amy Fickell were offended at the questions or the boos, they have to be prepared whether it be here or in Madison.

It's the nature of the beast. If you're going to be the Head Coach at a prominent, high-level program, you're going to face criticism and "Monday morning" quarterbacking.

If he somehow was hurt by the criticism this season, he's going to be eaten alive up in "Mad-town."
 
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(11-28-2022 05:10 PM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 05:09 PM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:52 PM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(11-28-2022 04:48 PM)nachoman91 Wrote:  Did Fickell ever put out a statement to UC and UC fans?

When Marcus Freeman he put out a lengthy and beautifully written statement thanking UC and its fans.

No

Makes one think the reports about the booing and constant QB questioning soured Fickell on some measure of the fanbase may have been true.

Makes me think he was trying to get out the door all year, and the booing and constant quarterback questions were justified.

Fickell made the booing comment after the ECU game. It appears by then he already knew he was gone. I think the booing is the result of haphazard play caused by a staff distracted by upcoming departures.

Funny thing, when Fickell made the booing comment, I wondered to myself if he was leaving. Same after the “this us who we are” comment. Fickell’s narrative flipped this year, and I found it glaring.

I wonder why people fall for the “he loves Cincinnati/Ohio” nonsense, and bought into the whole good Catholic boy baloney. He’s pretty much like the rest.
 
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