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Reports: Gino Guidugli leaves CMU to take RB coaches job at Cincinnati

Guidugli will reportedly return to his alma mater just months after being named CMU's offensive coordinator.

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Gino Guidugli, a former quarterback for the Cincinnati Bearcats, is reportedly returning to his alma mater to coach running backs, according to Brian Fox of Bearcats Radio and Jim Costa of ESPN 96.1 FM Grand Rapids.

Guidugli, 33, was set to become one of the youngest coordinators in college football when CMU opens its 2017 campaign, replacing Maurice Watts.

Guidugli was also CMU's recruiting coordinator prior to his promotion from running backs coach to offensive coordinator. Guidugli also had quarterback coaching duties.

The move is yet another shift in coach John Bonamego's coaching staff this month.

Nick Sheridan, hired as a running backs coach in January to replace Guidugli, recently left to take the quarterback coaching job at Indiana.

Dan LeFevour, recently signed by the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, resigned his post as a quality control coach in a largely expected move earlier this month.

The move leaves CMU without an offensive coordinator, a quarterbacks coach and a running backs coach.

That's a difficult position to be in as CMU is looking to groom a new QB to replace four-year starter Cooper Rush and to find a solution to the running game, which was ine of the worst in FBS in 2016.

Guidugli is somewhat of a cult hero in the Queen City, as he lead the Bearcats to three bowl berths from 2001-2004.

By the end of his career, Guidugli held Bearcat records for pass attempts (1,556), completions (880), passing yards (11,453), touchdown passes (78), and total offense (11,661).

Neither Cincinnati or CMU has released a statement about the reported move. Guidugli's Twitter account has not tweeted in six days.

The spring game for CMU is April 22.