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Cincinnati Coach Mick Cronin Sidelined Indefinitely

Photo via. GoBearCats


Photo via. GoBearCats

(Photo via GoBearCats)

OK, so maybe sidelined isn’t the best word to use, since coaches are technically sidelined even when they’re active, but Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin has been ruled out indefinitely after an unruptured aneurysm was discovered following tests this week. Cronin explained that he has been experiencing headaches for the past few games. He felt ill during the Bearcats’ huge overtime win at home against No. 19 San Diego State on Wednesday, but opted to coach anyway.

Rick Pitino brought in Cronin for his first three years at Louisville for an assistant coaching position, before he took the head coaching job at Murray State in 2003. The 43-year old is in his ninth season at Cincinnati, after replacing interim coach, now Ole Miss head coach, Andy Kennedy, following the 2005-2006 season.

Cincinnati struggled today without their coach, as VCU rolled them at home 68-47.


Cronin tweeted his thoughts about the news:

KSR ally, Seth Greenberg also had some thoughts about the news:


KSR and the rest of Big Blue Nation wish Coach Cronin a quick recovery.


Article written by Austin Monnett

Senior at THE University of Kentucky. @armonnett

3 Comments for Cincinnati Coach Mick Cronin Sidelined Indefinitely

  1. Rixter
    9:36 pm December 20, 2014 Permalink

    Wow… with a cerebral aneurysm, you’re ok…until one day you’re not ok. They need to go in and repair that thing.
    Good luck, Coach Cronin

  2. Casper
    11:09 pm December 20, 2014 Permalink

    Pray they can coil his aneurysm. Cutting open his head to clip his aneurysm is less ideal…

  3. Kevin C
    1:40 pm December 21, 2014 Permalink

    I’ve never watched Mick Cronin coach a game where I DIDN’T think he was close to having an aneurysm, or a heart attack. The man, much like the late, great Rick Majerus, is a ticking time bomb.