Former Cincinnati head coach Rick Minter now D-line coach at Georgia State

Rick Minter was the head coach for the Cincinnati Bearcats football program from 19904-2003, leading the program during their FBS years and to four bowl games in their first seven eligible years. Minter was let go after a 5-7 season that came after three straight seven-win seasons.

After, Minter coordinated defenses at South Carolina, Notre Dame, Marshall and Kentucky and coached linebackers for Indiana State. He even made it to the NFL, coaching linebackers for the Philadelphia Eagles until Chip Kelly was ousted.

Friday, Minter found another job on the defensive side of the ball, this time coaching the defensive line for Georgia State. Coincidentally his son Jesse, is the defensive coordinator for the Panthers.

“We are thrilled to be able to add Rick Minter and John McDonell to our staff,” Georgia State head coach Trent Miles said in a statement. “Not only are they experienced coaches with tremendous track records, but they are outstanding people who will be role models for our young men.

Minter will be expected to build on a defense that finished 68th nationally in yards per carry allowed, 106th in sacks and 71st in tackles for loss last season, as the Panthers reached their first bowl game in program history.

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