Tommy Tuberville is Leaving Texas Tech for Cincinnati

December 8, 2012 at 1:04p    by Jason Priestas    


Triv's picture

So does TTU look at Herman? He has those Texas ties

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

Jason Priestas's picture

Thinking Kliff Kingsbury.

BuckNutInAnnArbor's picture

You think he's ready for it?

"...but then again 'Michigan' and 'huge mistake' are synonymous so that shouldn't have been much of a surprise to anybody."  - Mark Titus

cplunk's picture

Well that makes recruiting in Ohio a little more of a challenge than it has been.

Brutus's picture

Do you think? Tuberville strikes me as a guy who's best years are behind him.  He probably never should have been fired by Auburn, but he was so that sort of put a black cloud over him. Then his antics at TT didn't make him look any better.  I would say going to Cincinnati is a lateral move at best and he's coming to an area which (I think), he doesn't have that much experience recruiting in. And I don't see recruits lining up to play for Tubervile. I could be wrong, but I don't see this as having any impact on recruiting for OSU. Now if we play Cincy in the future, that's a different story.  He's still a decent coach.  He's just sort of an a-hole.

D. Anthony's picture

Tuberville's stock has fallen a good deal from where it was when he had a great Auburn team...he's a few games over .500 since then and has had some PR issues. Butch Jones and Brian Kelly were more of a threat while at Cincy than a past-his -prime Tuberville.

D. Anthony

onetwentyeight's picture

Tuberville's never coached outside the South before. No way his Ohio HS recruiting approaches Urban's full-scale land war operation. 
Also, he's old, the game has passed him by, and was 9-17 in BigXII play. Which is sterling. 

Torpedo Vegas's picture

Welp this puts a capper on a pretty weird coaching carousel. 

cplunk's picture

The funny thing is that I bet Tennessee fans would be much happier if they'd hired Tuberville instead of the guy they took from Cincy.

btalbert25's picture

I was thinking UC upgraded quite a bit on a coach myself.  He's better than Jones. 

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I wonder if he will bring the Air Raid with him???

NoVA Buckeye's picture

He wasn't an Air Raid guy...

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

MediBuck's picture

He wasn't, but his offensive coaching staff ran it since he got to TxT.

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

DetroitBuckeye's picture

They ran it at Texas Tech so I was wondering if maybe he would bring the system with him.  I know he wasn't Leach or anything but sometimes coaches change their coaching philosophies mid-career.  Look at Urban when he went away from the pro style offense.

biggy84's picture

Solich and Tuberville can reminesce about how they used to be relevant.

Ultrabuckeyehomer's picture

Its a good move for Cincy - there is a lot of big east level talent right in the area, can compete for BCS bowls (at least for now) and for Tbberville,  no real chance of being fired.  Worked with the AD at Auburn and that's why he was asked, I'm sure

MediBuck's picture

Wow. Just wow. Things must be really bad in Lubbock right now...

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

Doesntwork's picture

good move for the Buckeyes, Coombs staying where he is!

Boom777's picture

The Big 12 must blow really hard to lose a coach to Cincy

Wherever you are, there you be!