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Central Michigan names Quinn interim coach

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Central Michigan appointed Jeff
Quinn interim football coach Monday, one day after Brian Kelly
accepted the head coaching job at Cincinnati.

Quinn has been associate head coach and offensive line coach for
the Chippewas the past three seasons and was offensive coordinator
this year.

Central Michigan went 9-4 this season and will play Middle
Tennessee State in the Motor City Bowl on Dec. 26, its first bowl
appearance since 1994.

Before coming to Central Michigan, Quinn coached 15 seasons at
Grand Valley State, the last 13 as an assistant to Kelly.

Kelly accepted the Cincinnati job days after leading Central
Michigan to the Mid-American Conference championship. He replaces
Mark Dantonio, who left to coach at Michigan State after three
seasons with the Bearcats.