In a surprising and sudden decision, the University of Cincinnati has announced the hiring of Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville as their next head football coach, replacing the recently departed Butch Jones. Speculation had the Bearcats involved with multiple former assistants, including Kerry Coombs and Pat Narduzzi, and MAC level head coaches, such as Toledo’s Mark Campbell. Instead, the Bearcats struck gold with the hiring of the Texas Tech and former Auburn head coach.
Tuberville brings with him an overall record of 130-77, including a sparkling 7-3 record in bowl games. He was named Paul “Bear” Bryant coach of the year in 2004, the same year he led Auburn to an undefeated 12-0 season, and five SEC west championships, including one SEC championship game victory. Coach Tuberville is coming off of a 2012 season that saw him lead the Red Raiders to a 7-5 record in the always daunting BIG 12 conference and an appearance in the Meinke Car Care Bowl of Texas.
The University of Cincinnati has scheduled a public announcement to introduce Tuberville as the new head football coach that will be held at Fifth Third arena tonight at 6:30 P.M. The event is open to the public and will be streamed live on GoBearcats.com