In a strange twist of the college coaching carousel on Saturday, news came from Yahoo! Sports that Tommy Tuberville was leaving Texas Tech to take over at Cincinnati. Tuberville will step into a proven program in the Big East, leading to bold expectations for his first season.
The questions are already mounting as to why he would leave a Big 12 school for Cincinnati, but let’s take a look at this from the Bearcats' point of view.
The Cincinnati administration just pulled a major name in coaching circles. Usually, coaches become big after leaving the Bearcats, not vice versa.
The Bearcats are 9-3 and heading to the Belk Bowl after finishing just a win away from the BCS. Cincinnati is returning a proven roster with playmakers talented enough to win the Big East in Tuberville’s first season.
Here are five bold predictions for his first season in Cincinnati.