"But we're excited about where we at right now. Things will change and they're going to change every day for the next few years, and everybody knows where it's headed."
There's also a lot of work to do on the athletic facilities.
During Jones' tenure, Cincinnati expanded its football facility, adding a practice field with a protective bubble for bad weather. The school is trying to figure out how to upgrade 35,000-seat Nippert Stadium, which is the second-oldest playing site in the nation for a college team behind Penn's Franklin Field. Nippert has been in use since 1901.
Despite their Big East success, the Bearcats have played in front of disappointing crowds at Nippert. They drew only 21,171 fans on senior night — their smallest crowd of the season — for a 27-10 win over South Florida this year.
Associated Press writer Betsy Blaney in Lubbock contributed to this report.
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