Nov 24, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Tommy Tuberville on the field against the Baylor Bears during the game at Cowboys Stadium. Baylor beat Texas Tech 52-45 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Former Texas Tech Coach Leaves for Cincinnati

Tommy Tuberville, formerly the Texas Tech football coach has resigned to take the head football coaching position at Cincinnati. Butch Jones, the former coach at Cincinnati, took over the head coaching job at Tennessee.

Tuberville, led Texas Tech to a 7-5 record this season and an invitation to the Meinecke Car Care Bowl vs Minnesota. In all, Tuberville coached three seasons with the Red Raiders, and having a record of 20-17.  Cincinnati posted a record of 9-3 in the Big East, and are headed to the Belk Bowl vs Duke. Tuberville won’t coach either team in their bowl game. The Cincinnati previous coaching regime will coach the Belk Bowl, while for Texas Tech it is not known who will coach their bowl.

Cincinnati hopes to not lose any steam as Tuberville and Jones both employ high octane offensive schemes. Texas Tech ranked second in the nation this season, averaging 162 passing yards per game.

Tuberville previously coached at Auburn where he had a 85-40 record, and Ole Miss. The stop at Ole Miss was Tuberville’s first head coaching job, he had a mark of 25-20.


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