Where did Luke Fickell, coach for the Cincinnati Bearcats, play College Football? (Factoid 1,110)
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Luke Fickell played nose tackle for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 1993 to 1996.
Fickell started a record 50 straight games for the Buckeyes. His senior year the Buckeyes beat the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Rose Bowl. They went 11-1 and finished second in the AP and Coaches poll. Fickell signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints, but an injury ended his pro career.
In 1999 Fickell started his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Coach John Cooper. In 2000 Fickle was hired as the defensive line coach for the Akron Zips; where he would coach for two years before returning to coach at his alma matter. Fickell was an emergency interim head coach for the Buckeyes during the 2011 season; after which he moved back to being the defensive coordinator after Urban Meyer was hired as the head coach. On December 10, 2016, Fickell was named the head coach of University of Cincinnati, taking the place of the resigning Tommy Tuberville. Let’s see how he does this time around with time to recruit, bring in his own coaches, and develop his own coaching persona.
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