SI.com: Tuberville ends 'awkward marriage' with Tech, Lubbock (Raider Buzz blog)

Tommy Tuberville speaks at a news conference after he was introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Cincinnati, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Cincinnati. Tuberville had been head coach at Texas Tech, and previously at Auburn and Mississippi.   AP Photo/Al Behrman
AP Photo/Al Behrman
Tommy Tuberville speaks at a news conference after he was introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Cincinnati, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Cincinnati. Tuberville had been head coach at Texas Tech, and previously at Auburn and Mississippi.

They call it "silly season" for a reason. The frenzy that is college football's coaching carousel never lacks for bizarre and amusing twists and turns this time of the year, heightened by a slew of unfounded rumors and misinformation. Just consider the dominos that occurred over a roughly 72-hour period from Wednesday to Saturday.

 

First, Colorado had apparently hired Cincinnati's Butch Jones. So said Woody Paige. But the deal was never done, and it's no coincidence that Jones began backtracking around the same time Louisville's Charlie Strong turned down Tennessee. Next thing you know, Jones, who also interviewed with Purdue last week, is the Vols' new coach.

 

For the third time in six years, then, Cincinnati needed a new coach. Would the Big East school turn once again to Central Michigan, from where it plucked both Jones and Brian Kelly before him? If not, would it pursue some other mid-major star, or perhaps a Big Ten coordinator? That's how these things usually work.

 

Nope. In a shocking response, Cincinnati AD Whit Babcock took no more than 24 hours to hire Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville -- a big-time hire for the Bearcats. Tuberville coached an undefeated team at Auburn. He's compiled a remarkable 6-3 record against top-5 teams. But the only connection between Tuberville and Cincinnati is that Babcock worked at Auburn when Tuberville was there.



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Quit.

Quit posting crap about Tuberville... move on!

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ditto

we've turned a new leaf.

no one in Lubbock needs to see his name anymore.

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Bye Fluberville

Glad he is GONE! Thanks Cincy for bailing us out! Never liked here.

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Tubb man was a short term fix

Tubb man was a short term fix to a bad situation. Shouldn't surprise anyone this was coming, and he would leave one way or the other. Just another bad feather in the TT football program. Folks just can't help but scratch their head and wonder what's going to happen next.

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How Silly is Dumpimg on the Raider Nation?

As far as I'm concerned taking a top 25 program and running into the ground is not too silly. Tuberville dumped on the Raider Nation from top to bottom. The worst is the total disregard for his players feelings. If anyone believes the new job was negotiated in an hour and a half, I would love to sell you some beachfront property in Arizona. We need a head coach in place soon or new recruits will leave faster than a Tommy Tuberville lie.

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Yes

As the Hance lovers say "time to move on". Will we ever be able to actually move on with that idiot in the administration building? He has had a small part in everything bad in the athletic department, primarily football. You blame Tuberville. Whos fault was Tuberville? Until that problem goes away, Im afraid we will be saying "move on" about alot of things around here.

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What big time coach would

What big time coach would want to come to TTU as long as the dysfunctional administration is still in place. We are screwed as long as Rev Hance in here

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The Aggies are laughing at you.

Do you remember how much you tried to ridicule A&M for leaving the B12? Remember how you predicted that it would work out badly for the Aggies? Let's see how it has worked out for Tech and for A&M.

Tech is in complete disarray. Your recruiting has taken a huge hit. Again, Tech is in the headlines for problems with a coach. Now Tech is running around looking for a savior.

A&M is riding the tallest wave in the ocean. Recruiting has never been better, merchandising revenues were up 26% since joining the SEC and that does not count the huge bounce since Johnny Maziel won the Heisman, and the good press for the Aggies could not be purchased at any price.

Karma's a [filtered word], isn't she?

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@theplanehasleftthegate

You are 100 percent correct. Unfortunately, we have one of your alumni to blame for our situation. Until the voters of Texas get rid of the problem in Austin, Tech will continue to have an idiot for chancellor and will be unable to correct it's situation.

The first thing this new legislature needs to do is install term limits for governor.

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Tech always finds a scapegoat.

Feaco, Hance isn't the problem. Perry isn't the problem. The problem is that a tiny minority of football-obsessed Techsans have so poisoned the well at TTU that the program is in a can't-win situation. Hance is from west Texas. Do you really think that it is a priority of his to sabotage the football team? Really? Why? It isn't good for Texas as a whole for Tech to be in the headlines again for coaching issues. Leach was a bad employee who was fired after he held up his bosses. That's all there is to it.

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The plane

I think you give a tiny minority too much power and credit. Thats delusional. No, Kent is not about sabotaging the football program. Kent is about Kent. If the football program gets in the way of that, hes not going to take the hit. If its bigger than Kent, as we've seen he'll fix that his way. Youre a Kent apologist. Get a life.

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@Theplane

Are the Aggies still laughing? What was that about karma?

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