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Best of Bull Run 2013: #5 - The Quinn Extension Part 2

With over 1100 articles published in 2013 and so many iconic moments this year, the second annual Best of Bull Run list was even harder to narrow down than last year.

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The story of Jeff Quinn's extension started in 2012. After 3 wins to get to 4-7 on the season, 9-26 as a coach and 6-26 against FBS competition. Quinn's extension was mired in secrecy, no terms were released and it was unsure if the extension was finalized. The first question was: What did Quinn do to deserve an extension?, the second question was: why announce an extension and not sign one?

Tim worked the FOIA like a seasoned SEC blogger and found the details of the extension once it was signed in mid-September. This reignited the anger over the extension mainly because Baylor and Stony Brook had broken the UB fans.

UB fans had two weeks to focus on the extension, a 70-13 loss at Baylor and a 3 point five overtime win over Stony Brook that should have been a loss. It was as dark a time at UB Bull Run as any I could remember. UB often lost, but they rarely fell so short of expectations.

At 1-2 on the season, 10-29 as a coach and 6-29 against FBS competition, Jeff Quinn would be UB's coach for 4 more years. A few months later, UB would find themselves 7-2, in first place in the MAC East and on the precipice of a very special season.