The University of Cincinnati was apparently bracing for former head coach Butch Jones to leave, as less than 24 hours after Jones took the HC job at the University of Tennessee, UC will reportedly hire Texas Tech HC Tommy Tuberville to replace Jones. Here’s the latest report from Footballscoop.com, who broke the story:
We have learned that Tommy Tuberville has resigned from his post at Texas Tech to accept the head coaching job at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock has been close with Tuberville since Babcock served as an assistant athletic director at Auburn while Tuberville was the Tigers’ head coach. Whit moved decisively and in the best interests of his University and has landed a top-tier coach.
Tuberville brings a career 130-77 record in 17 years as a head coach at Ole Miss, Auburn and Texas Tech. Sources indicated to us that snagging Tuberville could be a key move in Cincinnati’s push to join the ACC.
Sources have also indicated to us that former Louisville, Atlanta Falcons and Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino could join Tuberville’s staff as the offensive coordinator if he does not obtain a head coaching job.
The school is planning on announcing him as the new head coach at a 6:30 pm EST press conference tonight. Tuberville has a record of 130–77, 7-3 in bowl games, 1 SEC Championship, five SEC West titles, one coach of the year award, and a two-time SEC coach of the year during his time at Auburn University where he coached before Texas Tech.
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