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Dr. Gregory H. Williams
University of Cincinnati President

On what he notice when he came to UC:

When I came to University of Cincinnati a little over 6 weeks ago, I was impressed with many things on our campus. One thing that of course immediately grabbed my attention was our football team. These young student athletes are in the public eye and you know them as the group that has won two straight BIG EAST Championships. They are getting ready for their second BCS bowl appearance. They return to campus today to prepare for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

On the football players:

What I have been really impressed with these young men is how they handle adversity on the football field against Pitt late in the fourth quarter; which we all saw.

In the class room they are ranked #1 in BCS schools in terms of academics and in life. Recently they lost their head coach. But as I said in my statement last week, one of lives unavoidable lessons are that things do not always go as planned. But also to borrow another adage, when one door closes another always opens and that is the case today, with our new head football coach.

On head football coach Butch Jones:

Butch Jones is a proven winner. He is a student of the game of football, innovator who believes in big offense and a strong defense wrapped around a true team dynamic. He truly believes that we comes before me.

Butch has experience as a head coach which I agree with our director of athletics Mike Thomas, about being a major part in our selection as a head coach.

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