Team preview: Cincinnati

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 28, 2004
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Mark Dantonio built a defense that helped Ohio State win the 2002 national championship.

Now, Dantonio wants to build Cincinnati's football program into a consistent winner and BCS bowl contender.

The defensive coordinator at Ohio State from 2001-03, Dantonio replaced Rick Minter, who was fired Dec. 1 after a decade as the Bearcats' coach.