Link CMU'S KELLY TAKES CINCINNATI JOB CINCINNATI ? Brian Kelly accepted the head coaching job at Cincinnati on Sunday, three days after he led Central Michigan to the Mid-American Conference football championship. Kelly replaces Mark Dantonio, who left to coach at Michigan State after three seasons in Cincinnati. Earlier Sunday, the Bearcats agreed to play in the inaugural International Bowl on Jan. 6 in Toronto against Western Michigan. Pat Narduzzi, who was the defensive coordinator under Dantonio, has been getting the Bearcats ready for their fifth bowl appearance in the last seven seasons. Cincinnati is 7-5 and 4-3 in the Big East, coming off a regular season that included an upset of then-unbeaten Rutgers. Kelly's Central Michigan team beat Ohio 31-10 in the MAC title game on Thursday, the school's first championship since 1994. The Chippewas went 9-4 and will play Middle Tennessee State in the Motor City Bowl in Detroit on Dec. 26, their first bowl appearance since 1994. During his three seasons at Central Michigan, Kelly has turned the Chippewas into one of the MAC's top offensive teams. Central Michigan ranks 19th in passing in Division 1-A and 27th in scoring. Kelly won back-to-back Division II national titles at Grand Valley State in 2002-03. He coached 13 seasons at Grand Valley before moving to Central Michigan.