Tommy Tuberville Reportedly Will Leave Texas Tech to Coach Cincinnati

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IDecember 8, 2012

Tommy Tuberville is reportedly making the jump from the Big 12 to the Big East, leaving Texas Tech for Cincinnati, according to Texas Tech sideline reporter Chris Level via Twitter

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:

Texas Tech's @blaynebeal just confirmed the news to me -- Tuberville is no longer the head football coach at #TexasTech.

— Aaron Dickens (@AaronDickens) December 8, 2012


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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