Cincinnati Football: Bearcats offensive coordinator Tom Manning among coaches to depart

A trio of coaches have left the Bearcats recently including offensive coordinator Tom Manning, inside linebackers coach Derek Nicholson and outside linebackers coach Greg Gasparato.

Manning was on the verge of beginning his first season at Cincinnati before deciding to return to the Indianapolis Colts, where he spent one year as the tight ends coach in 2018.

Scott Satterfield was originally set to bring in a pair of former Louisville defensive assistants coaches before Gasparato and Nicholson accepted jobs elsewhere over the last few days.

Nicholson was named the Miami Hurricanes linebackers coach last week, while Gasparato was reportedly hired as the Troy Trojans newest defensive coordinator on Monday afternoon.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats offensive coordinator Tom Manning among coaches to depart

Even though the program will have to search for a new offensive coordinator, Satterfield is the main play caller so Manning’s departure isn’t as significant of a loss as it normally would be.

Army Black Knights inside linebackers coach Cort Braswell is expected to replace Nicholson after previously spending a year as Louisville’s quality control coach under Satterfield in 2019.

Satterfield’s team will officially start spring practice in early March, while the Spring Game will take place on April 15 at Nippert Stadium. The scrimmage will be followed by a Fan Fest event.

Make sure to stay tuned for more coaching staff updates as the Bearcats continue to prepare for the inaugural Big 12 season with spring practice scheduled to start next month!

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats set annual Spring Game for April 15 at Nippert Stadium

After opening spring practice on March 6, Cincinnati will kick off the spring game just over a month later.

It will be an opportunity to check out the quarterback battle and plenty of notable transfer portal additions.

The program will also hold a Fan Fest after the game that will give fans a chance to interact with the team.

More information is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks according to Cincinnati Athletics.