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Quinn to be announced as head football coach

Press conference on Tuesday for Cincinnati interim head coach/offensive coordinator

By Paul Vecchio

Release Date: December 20, 2009

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University of Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jeff Quinn will be announced as the 24th head football coach in University at Buffalo history on Tuesday afternoon.

Quinn, who will serve as interim head coach for the 12-0 Bearcats Sugar Bowl meeting with Florida on New Year's Day, replaces Turner Gill who accepted the head coaching position at Kansas on Dec. 14.

Quinn has 27 years of college coaching experience and has helped guide Cincinnati to back-to-back Big East championships. He also boasts championship experience in the Mid-American Conference, having served as offensive coordinator at Central Michigan in their run to the 2006 MAC title. The following season he moved to Cincinnati to take on offensive coordinator and offensive line duties with head coach Brian Kelly where the Bearcats compiled a 33-6 record over the past three seasons.

A press conference announcing Quinn's appointment will take place at UB Stadium on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 2 pm in the Team Meeting room (Room 110).

PLEASE NOTE: No UB staff or student-athletes will comment on this until Tuesday. Due to coaching duties at Cincinnati, Quinn will not be available until the press conference on Tuesday.

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