It appears that reports are true -- Tommy Tuberville is the next head coach at Cincinnati. Have heard from two sources.— Chris Level (@ChrisLevel) December 8, 2012
Managing editor of RedRaiderSports Aaron Dickens confirmed that Tuberville was no longer the coach at Texas Tech via Twitter on Saturday:
There will be a press conference announcing Tommy Tuberville as the next head coach of Cincinnati Saturday night, according to Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde via Twitter:
Tommy Tuberville to Cincinnati is done. Press conference tonight at 6:30 ET.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) December 8, 2012
Tuberville, 58, leaves Lubbock after three seasons as head coach of the Red Raiders. Tuberville, who coached Auburn for 10 seasons from 1999 to 2008, compiled a record of 20-17 in three seasons at Texas Tech. Tuberville's Red Raiders went 7-5 this past season, earning a berth in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas against Minnesota on Dec. 28.
Cincinnati began its search for a new head coach recently after Butch Jones announced that he would be taking the Tennessee head coaching job. Jones coached three seasons at Cincinnati, going 23-14 at the school since 2010.
The Bearcats finished 9-3 in 2012 under Jones, finishing tied atop the Big East Conference at 5-2 and earning a trip to the Belk Bowl on Dec. 27 where they will play Duke.
Tuberville is 130-77 all-time as a head coach in college, but most of his success was experienced at Auburn, where he led the Tigers to an SEC championship and perfect 13-0 season in 2004.
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