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Dan Enos 'absolutely' wants to be a head coach again

Dan Enos is a rare coach in that he had a head coaching job and then walked away to become an assistant. Enos, then 46, had led Central Michigan to three straight .500 or better seasons -- a place where it's not easy to have three straight .500 or better seasons -- but left to become Bret Bielema's offensive coordinator at Arkansas.

He spent three seasons in Fayetteville, when Bielema was fired and the entire staff was replaced. Enos briefly joined Jim Harbaugh's staff at Michigan before joining Nick Saban's staff as assistant head coach and quarterbacks, then walked away from another job to become Manny Diaz's offensive coordinator at Miami.

And now the Cycle of Enos has come full circle, as Central Michigan visits Miami on Saturday.

With his new team preparing to face his old team, Enos was asked if he'd like to be a head coach again.

"Would I like to be a head coach again? Absolutely, if the opportunity presents itself," Enos told Inside The U. "I'm a different person than I was in 2009 when I got that job. I'm at a different place. I think sometimes when you're young in your career you're consumed with being a head coach. That's the ultimate goal. I was very blessed to have that opportunity, but as you move through life you sometimes realize different opportunities--I don't have to be a head coach is what I'm trying to say. I love being a coordinator. I love coaching offense, calling plays, and coaching quarterbacks. And when you're a head coach some of that stuff you can't do if you will. If the opportunity presents itself and it's an unbelievable opportunity, I would certainly consider it. But again, I'm very, very happy doing what I've been doing. Different things happen for different reasons and we feel very, very blessed with where we are at. I feel like God has a planned for me and my family and he's directing my steps. Whatever may happen, may happen."

Enos left Central Michigan because he felt he wasn't being properly supported by the Central Michigan administration, and a return to head coaching would come only with the right job and the right administration.

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