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Bearcats Box Lunch: Temple, Mike Denbrock, Recruiting and the CFP

Get ready for Temple, welcome the new OC (finally) and ingest some recruiting information.

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The internet is a big, wide open, scary place. Why should you have to dive into its depths and find stories that pertain to the Cincinnati Bearcats when we can do it for you? Here’s what the world wide web has to offer today.

It wasn’t easy to beat Temple the first time. It won’t be again this time. (Tom Groeschen; Cincinnati Enquirer)

Cincinnati officially announced that Mike Denbrock will be the next offensive coordinator. FINALLY. (

Mick Cronin is getting some love, albeit brief, in the Coach of the Year discussion. Front-runners include Scott Drew (Baylor), Jay Wright (Villanova) and Steve Alford (UCLA). (Gary Parrish: CBS Sports)

National Signing Day is on Feb. 1. If you’d like to get caught up on the national recruiting scene, well you are in luck. (Alex Kirshner; SB Nation).

Speaking of recruiting, 247Sports revealed its final list of five-star recruits for the 2017 class. (Barton Simmons: 247Sports)

The College Football Playoff selection committee added three new members; Frank Beamer (former head coach at Virginia Tech), Chris Howard (president of Robert Morris) and Gene Smith (athletic director of Ohio State). (Heather Dinich; ESPN)