Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos did not land the net big5 head coaching job but his resume at CMU was enough for him to secure the offensive coordinator job at Arkansas. Enos informed his team that he was resigning to take up the post at a 10:30 a.m. meeting.
Enos went 26-36 in five years at Central Michigan and never really competed for the MAC West title but he did get the Chips to two bowl games in two of the past three seasons. This past season a furious CMU rally fell short and the Chippewas lost to Western Kentucky 49-48 in the Bahamas Bowl on Christmas Eve.
It's pretty rare for a safe head coach to leave his post to be a coordinator, even if there is more money in it. But after five years of ok football at CMU it's likely that the coach was years away from that opportunity. A job at Arkansas is a "career reset" that probably comes with a nice raise in pay.
It's also very late in the year to lose a coach. CMU has a boat load of kids poised to sign a LOI in less than two weeks. Now those players don't know with whom they are signing. This might be a chance for Lance Leipold to pick up a few players who would fit in well with UB's needs.
Tyrone Millio is a cornerback who had offers from UB, CMU, Toledo, and EMU. He did not verbal until December and the Bulls really need to start building up the next generation of Buffalo defensive backs. at Corner.
Another potential target for the defensive backfield would be Jamil Sabbagh. The safety was holding offers from offered by Ball State and CMU. Taking a good corner and a safety from another MAC team would be a coup for Leipold
Finally Coach Leipold has a chance to keep the Cass Tech pipeline open. You can never have enough Cass Linebackers and Michael Oliver made his commitment to Enos back in the spring. Jeff Quinn had done well with Cass Tech and it would be a shame to lose that relationship because of our coaching change.