Tommy Tuberville left at least three recruits at the dinner table Friday night at The 50 Yard Line Steakhouse and never returned.
Why doesnt this surprise me.?? I was watching, Tubs press conference at Cincinnatti, and I gues he forgot where he was at and gave the Guns up ,lol.. I tried to give him somewhat of a chance,as soon as I heard him say were going to win championships, that was a turnoff,personally for me you have to earn the fans respect first and win games.. their has been a lot of damage done to our University, Im glad he is gone, anything Im sure we will hear in the future about Tubbs wont surprise me. feel sorry for the folks that hired him and their fans.on the other hand I wish him well, Tubs you leave your own legacy, it wont be a good one here as if you really cared anyway...lol...
So, he skipped out on the bill?
Didnt even leave a tip. rofl.!!!!!
Many people in Lubbock knew Tuberville was a phony from the first day he arrived on the Tech campus. He has to be one of the most arrogant and self centered people around - whether peddling securities of the ponzi firm he represented to local bankers in a Tech stadium suite to lying to Hocutt to treating recruits like this. Floatlander, you are absolutely correct that immense damage has been done to our university. Incredibly, the folks in Cincinnatti have fallen for his smooth talking con - unfortunately, they will learn in time what damage he will wreak upon them.
I need to see the whole story before i give my thoughts on this situation.
Time to head to cinci!!.....Kirby, this is a man of "great character"??, I would hate to get your thoughts on someone that has NO character at all!!
Hey recruits stay with Tech you just won the jackpot by not having Tommy Lying Pine Box Tupperware as your coach.
Kent Hance is the mirror image of Tommy The Birther.
And this was Hance's and the Reagents hand picked savior of Texas Tech football.... they sure picked a class act. Not!
If only Kent Hance could be removed from his post via mutiny. I would be all in!
And I thought there was "no such thing as a free lunch."
I want to know, where are all those people that supported him and were griping about giving him a chance? He sure got his chance to show his true colors and they weren't red and black. His color was cowardly, piss yellow!
Considering this is how Tommy said "good riddance" to Tech, I'll bet we send him some rotten tomatoes if he has a losing season next year. Then we fans will have the last laugh!
You go after a coach with an existing job and you get one who is willing to break his contract and his ties with players and staff in the interest of convenience or more money.
You go after a coach who is free at the moment and they come with baggage too; there is a reason why they were free.
Except for promoting a coach you already employ, which may be moving him into a job that exceeds his competency, what can you do?
Tuberville really is a tool. I can understand leaving Tech in the middle of the night, but not in the middle of a recruiting meal. That shows an incredible lack of character. He knew his decision before he met the recuits. He should have at least begged off and sent in the OC or DC.
Everyone knows that major college football is all about the money. Coaches are hired with money and fired for a lack of it (as the result of losses). Devotion is a commodity to be bought and sold.
Lets do a timeline of Texas Tech athletics. so far, a winning Coach Leach is fired, fans are mad as heck, and the Circus following it at the time,the Electrical Closet Video, the half time show at the Alamo Bowl by Hance, and Kangaroo Court held by ESPN,during the game for Leach by the announcers,didnt hire Ruff, brought in Tubbs the saviour,66to 6 loss, 5 and 7, 9 and 17 conference record, Billy Clyde Gillespie Fiasco, The Knight-Knight fiasco.. losing coachs in BB, football, and Baseball, Tubbs going to Cincy, looking Hocutt in the eye, Im commited to Texas Tech one day and gone the next. The Book surrounding the Leach firing, the Court case all putting Texas Tech in a bad light, now you expect the fans to beleive anything this Paper and Local Media says?? That Hance wont be involved in the hiring of the next coach, Let me tell you something your credability among the Tech fans is zero,or should be..
Ok. This story just out does it all from Tuberville. I understand that coaching college football is an ongoing carousel, but Tuberville has out done himself.
Not only did the Two Timer say the hell with his coaching staff and his employer, he basically took these young men out to eat and abandoned them. If there are any Two Timer supporters on this board by this point I will be shocked.
There are rumors that Mainord is recruiting Tech's commits to come to Cincy, while he is still employed with Tech. This is by far the worst story of a coach leaving a school that I have ever heard of.
Kirby, you have to do something immediately. You have to make a decision by this weekend. It is only going to get worse when we continue to see our recruits decommit one after another. Most of it was seen after a coaching staff leaves, but it puts a bad mark on Tech more than Tuberville.
I like the whole fallout from Tuberville. I defended him during his investigation from the hedge fund, this is reason and evidence to look back into this case and take the investors word that Tuberville lied to them. Please federal judge (insert name), I believed him too in the beginning; prosecute this man immediately for investor fraud!!!
Who is disliking some of these comments on this page? If you support Two Timing Toomy Gooberville you are either brain-dead or born without a soul.
Glad you are finally seeing the light,my friend. As I recall you were a staunch Tubbs supporter. Personally, I saw right through him at the very beginning, but went ahead and gave him a chance anyways. One thing,I ve learned is that folks like Tubbs dont change, and some others,Im sure you know what I mean, you cant cut them any slack, Yep, hope Hocutt makes a good decision, well see. time is running now on recruting Junior College players. Tubbs thinks he will get by with all of this ,he wont. whats sad is this just adds to the Credability of Texas Tech and reflects back on them..
has responded to this situation. They said they contacted Tubs Saturday morning not friday evening. Just could have been a case in which he didnt hear Tubs say his goodbyes.
Let me tell you something. He was making it really hard to be a supporter for a while. I gave him a little wiggle room, but my support was slowly dwindling. I was a Tech fan first, and after his performance at OSU and the KU game I felt like he was turning into a complete moron. It feels good to be done with the constant battering from tech fans on this site. I am ready to move on, I want to have a new coach and I am ready to look at a different staff.
It would be interesting for someone to request all phone records that fall under the Freedom of Information act from Cincinnati and Tuberville to establish just when this whole thing started playing out. As I have stated from the moment I found out that Tuberville had quit Texas Tech: this entire fiasco did not take place between 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Knowing what a duplicitous snake Tuberville is, he was probably doing backroom dealings well before Saturday. To say that this man has no character would be putting it kindly.
His inability to "man-up" and take responsibility for his failings as a coach and leader harmed this university; his lack of commitment harmed this university; and, his physical abuse of an employee on national television hurt this university. No one should be surprised that Tuberville lied about the facts surrounding his hire at Cincy, but it would be nice to prove once again what a prevaricator this man is.......and the fact that he would leave high school students high and dry at a recruiting dinner is absolutely inexcusable!!!
People can talk about how kooky Leach was, but I would take that anytime over this classless act. Tuberville is absolutely an unqualified disgrace to college football and to our university. If he thinks that moving to Cincy is going to rejuvenate his career, he is sadly mistaken. Soon every university is going to realize that he is just a habitual liar. I wonder if Hocutt still thinks that Tommy is a man of "great character" ?
Why would a recruit lie? I see there are still some complete ignorant people saying. If this is TRUE!! Why would someone who wants to come to Tech have to LIE? As I said before. Texas Tech has to have some of the most ignorant fans and students EVER in history. The school is getting exactly what it deserves because most of you stood by Tuberville as you watched him single handedly destroy your school and set it back another 4 years. I hope Tech never rebounds from this for all the stupidity of the fans and the students. Just go to the Depot an continue your drinking.
I just got off of this site exactly for the same reasons,Tired of pointing out stuff, that has went on for the last few years. Texas Tech has no credability left, anything they do from now on out will be questioned,that ,sir will be a fact. Ive been a fan of Tech for many years, always have been ,always will be, this site gives me and others just like you tothe opportunity to express opinions, Im not always right, but I do care deeply where this program will go and what has happened in the past. The same people that started all of this minus Myers and Bailey are still at Tech, they will make the decision on who will get hired. ,from a earlier article on here,describing the hiring process. I truly hope that a good hire is made and we all can go on and put the past behind us and not have to worry about if it will turn into another fiasco and so far that has what has happened. I have my doubts , considrring those people that hired Tubbs and Gillespie and Spencer and others are still at Tech and the local media. I wonder how those young men got home? or back to where they were staying. pretty low. and yeh,I would check the phone records and and anything that Tubbs has done in the past, how he was ultimately hired here at Tech, the financial dealings he was involved in. I ,personally would not beleive him if he told me the sun was coming up in the morning. lol..
Never liked him from the beginning. The
Morons that hired him ran off a perfectly
good coach because Adam James
wanted to come out of the closet. Now
they get their just desserts.
It will be a Miracle if they don't muck it
up even worse with the next hire.
KINGSBURY HAS BEEN HIRED SHOULD BE ANNOUNCED SOON..
Good news, the kid is out there to win immediately. I hope the rumors are true. The season tickets will be gone by June.