Bonamego says he plans on lengthy tenure at Central Michigan
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) John Bonamego was introduced as Central Michgan's new football coach Monday, his voice cracking with emotion almost immediately as he described his connection to the school where he was a player during the mid-1980s. The question now is whether his passion for CMU will translate to victories on the field in his return to college football after a lengthy stretch as an NFL assistant.
Bonamego takes over after CMU coach Dan Enos left last month to become the offensive coordinator at Arkansas. Enos coached the Chippewas for five seasons, which was actually longer than predecessors Butch Jones and Brian Kelly stayed before moving on. Bonamego certainly left the impression that he'd like to follow a different path.
Bonamego says he plans to start and finish his head coaching career at CMU.