November 2, 2021
Mike Goodpaster and The Grueling Truth are back with another engaging interview, this time with former college football head coach of the Cincinnati Bearcats, Rick Minter. Mike and Rick cover a number of topics like Texas High School Football, coaching with Lou Holtz, Monty Kiffin, Pete Carroll, coaching at Notre Dame, and coaching at Cincinnati. Get a full writeup of every topic below.
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3:53 On working with Lou Holtz and breaking into college football.
6:51 What is it like to coach at Notre Dame?
9:29 Was there any trepidation on your part taking the Cincinnati job?
14:40 How did you change the culture at Cincinnati?
22:00 You were a great gameplanner, how did you try to get success in games where maybe you were undersized and undermatched? Like when you beat #8 Wisconsin.
32:55 Looking at UC today, do you see them getting into the college football playoffs?
45:30 Coach Minter’s thoughts on the expanded college football playoffs.
49:53 What was it like working with Bob Huggins?
55:35 Do you think Luke Fickle goes anywhere after this season?