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Press Conference For New UB Coach Set For Tuesday

  • Posted on December 20, 2009 at 5:43 pm

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

Bills Clinch 5th Straight Losing Season In Loss To Pats

  • Posted on December 20, 2009 at 5:27 pm

The New England Patriots came into Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday hardly the juggernaut that’s defeated the Buffalo Bills 12 consecutive times.  They haven’t played well, particularly on the road and just like the Bills they’ve been bitten hard by the injury bug. They had to play without a pair of valuable linemen on each side of the ball, Ty Warren and Vince Wilfork on defense and Stephen Neal and Nick Kaczur offensively.

It barely mattered.  The Patriots did what they do best—find ways to win.  Conversely, the Bills accomplished what they’ve perfected—found ways to lose.

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Report: UB to hire Jeff Quinn

  • Posted on December 20, 2009 at 4:23 pm
Rodney McKissic is reporting that UB will be hiring Jeff Quinn as their next head coach..

“Buffalo hires Jeff Quinn to replace Turner Gill a source told The Buffalo News” — Rodney McKissic

This is what we wrote about Quinn last week.
Given that I can imagine how Cincinnati fans must feel I don’t want to seem like a vulture at the thought of picking up Jeff Quinn from the massive upheaval that Notre Dames most recent failure, but at the same time When I saw his name start pop up as something more than a “wouldn’t it be nice” (thanks to Rodney McKissic) he instantly jumps to one of the top two candidates on my list.
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Sabres/Pens Recap

  • Posted on December 20, 2009 at 11:59 am

I wont be foaming at the mouth like Mike Robitaille was after tonight’s game, but the Sabres played a smart defensive hockey game against the high-powered Penguins offense. Unfortunately for the Sabres, they continue to struggle with the powerplay and were unable to cash in on 8 PP opportunities.

Besides the PP problems, the game could be summed up like this; both teams had a ton of scoring chances and both teams blew those scoring chances. I guess you could look at the game as being one where neither team should have lost. But when you can’t score 8 times on the PP, it’s kind of tough to just waive the moral victory flag. But if you’re suppose to be one of the best teams, you have to beat the best. Did the Sabres play well tonight? Yes. Was it a Moral victory? No. Still room for improvement offensively? Yes.

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Bona Falls to 5th Ranked Syracuse 85-72

  • Posted on December 20, 2009 at 11:46 am

Despite a despite a gutsy effort for the full 40 minutes, St. Bona venture couldn’t overcome a 19-4 run that stretched from the end of the first half to the start of the second half as #5/#5 Syracuse came away with a 85-72 win on Saturday night in front of 20,578 fans at the Carrier Dome.

The loss snaps a two-game win streak for the Bonnies, who fall to 6-4 heading into next week’s game at Niagara. The win improved Syracuse to a perfect 11-0. The meeting was the 26th between the two teams, but just the sixth since 1987.

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