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Cincinnati Bearcats Football: Uncertainty Surrounding Head Coaching Situation

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Butch Jones of the Cincinnati Bearcats directs his player to sing along with the marching band after they defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 27-24 at FedExField on September 29, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
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Alex CallosCorrespondent IDecember 5, 2012

As the hours continue to pass, it is still uncertain what will happen with current Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones.

Jones has a very lucrative offer from Colorado, but is still deciding on whether he wants to stay or not.

I believe that deep down inside Jones would love to stay in Cincinnati. He has continued where Brian Kelly left off and grown the program into one of the premier powers in the Big East.

He sees a lot of potential with the team and the program, particularly with the growing possibility of the Bearcats going to the ACC sometime in the near future.

Leaving now and starting over at another program might not be something he is interested in, but could be his only option. 

Cincinnati has not held true to some of the promises it had for Butch Jones when he arrived on campus and with the uncertainty of the Big East, that is even more reason for Jones to bolt.

If the Bearcats were headed to the ACC like Louisville, there would likely not be much of a decision for Jones.

As it stands right now, there are enough questions surrounding the Cincinnati program that Jones just might jump ship.

The main reason Jones might leave for Colorado is money. Colorado is offering approximately $2.7 million dollars a year.

It will be hard for a university like Cincinnati to match an offer like that.

Either way, it is kind of mind-boggling why Butch Jones has taken so long to decide. One of the reasons could be the recent hiring of Bret Bielema by Arkansas.

That has opened up a Wisconsin job that Jones may be very interested in. Is he really still deciding on Colorado is he waiting to hear from Wisconsin? 

Only time will tell. Stayed tuned as a decision could be coming any minute now.


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