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Y11 Audio: A Young MAC Head Coach Leaves For High-Level Assistant Job (Again)

Y11 Audio: A Young MAC Head Coach Leaves For High-Level Assistant Job (Again)

Mo Linguist and Sean Lewis leave their head coaching posts for coordinating jobs in back-to-back offseasons. Can a young MAC head coach take a high-level head coach job still?


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Welcome to another episode of Y11 Audio! This is Ypsilanti’s college football show and the official podcast of

Here’s something to look forward to this offseason: Saturday conversations between myself and Justin Coffin — formerly of Hustle Belt and MAC Football Pod fame. It won’t be every single week, but the two of us will get together for regular conversations about the MAC’s biggest topics.

This week, we’re focusing on Maurice Linguist’s exit at Buffalo for Alabama.

No, he’s not going to be a head coach, he’s leaving for a high-end assistant position. Is this the start of a new trend in the (arguably) wrong direction for MAC-level head coaches? Or is this the start of a very breakable cycle?

Hopefully, MAC coaches can get more luck than what they’ve seen lately. Either way, Buffalo should feel pretty grateful for how Linguist was able to come into a difficult situation when Lance Leipold left for Kansas in late April 2021. Linguist wasn’t the Bulls’ coach until May, and right before he took the Buffalo job he was a recent hire to be Michigan’s co-defensive coordinator.

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Y11 Audio is Ypsi's college football podcast, and your home for Eastern Michigan sports coverage.