Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tommy Tuberville named coach at Cincinnati

Pete Roussel of @coachingsearch and the other Roussel brother at @footballscoop have some stunning news. Breaking: I have learned that Tommy Tuberville has accepted the head coaching job at Cincinnati.

He will leave Texas Tech, leaving that Big 12 school in a bind for a new coach. 

Pat Forde: Tommy Tuberville to Cincinnati is done. Press conference tonight at 6:30 ET.

From the @footballscoop post:

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.

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