December 8th, 2012 at 1:32 PM ^

Maybe Cincy is  Big12 or ACC bound?  Some Texas Tech fans are suggesting they'd have a shot at Dana Holgorson or Sonny Dykes. They aren't going to outbid Ok St. and Dykes isn't leaving Cal before he coaches a game there.


December 8th, 2012 at 6:56 PM ^

"The university has been disappointed by the Big East's massive exodus and lobbied to get into the Atlantic Coast Conference. Instead, rival Louisville got accepted by the ACC, leaving Cincinnati hoping it could make the move in a few more years."

Cincinnati's estimation of its own upward mobility is one context in which a move like this might make sense for them anyway, as the name Tuberville brings with it some credibility already. That, and a few articles out there seem to  indicate that Tuberville was looking to make 2012 his last at TTU anyway and that he had hoped for an SEC job ideally, so perhaps this is Tuberville trying to re-establish his own upward mobility (and get into the SEC) by producing winners in a less competitive conference. 


December 8th, 2012 at 1:40 PM ^

...I am thrilled. This guy is well into his career, too, so the odds of bolting, as so many other coaches have from UC lately, is very low -- plus, hell, he LEFT Texas Tech to come to Cincy. A fantastic hire. I don't think the Bearcats could have asked for much more than this.


December 8th, 2012 at 5:35 PM ^

If he were going from Cincy to Texas Tech, 10 years ago? Sure. This way? I'm not so sure. I think he's going to be there a while. And hell, at Cincy? They'd be happy with anyone who's there more than three years, at this point. All signs were, as others have said, that he was going to be run out of Lubbock soon, anyway.


December 8th, 2012 at 1:43 PM ^

Tuberville sees where Butch Jones and Brian Kelley ended up...maybe he sees success at Cincinnatti as his way back to the top. When Meyer has his personal issues look for Tuberville to take over Ohio, Texas, the next big SEC job that opens up, or USC if Kiffin flames out...who knows, I just think Tuberville sees the stepping stone that is Cincy. Plus he is now further expanding his recuiting ties from the South to Texas to Ohio. Sounds like a good business move to me.


December 8th, 2012 at 2:37 PM ^

UC has had 3 head coaches in 7 years. This is the second time in 3 years they will have someone other than their regular season coach leading them into a bowl game. What they wanted, quite obviously, was stability. This gives them that. 

There are no points for hiring up and coming coaches when they use your program as a stepping stool and each one leaves without even seeing a single class graduate. What they need is someone who can stabalize all the progress they've made and keep them in the sights of the ACC or Big 12 so they can get out of the disaster that is the Big East. 


December 8th, 2012 at 1:46 PM ^

Mack Brown will leave Texas for Colorado State.

Mark Richt will leave Georgia for Wisconsin

Nick Saban will leave Alabama for Auburn

Brian Kelly will leave Notre Dame for Alabama at halftime, and beat himself.


December 8th, 2012 at 2:18 PM ^

Why so difficult to comprehend?

I can imagine a world in which people leave jobs when they are simply not happy with the cotextual conditions, relationships, and so on. Humans are not always robotic rational economic actors (yes that is redundant). And coaches tend to be, save a few obvious exceptions, human.


December 8th, 2012 at 2:32 PM ^

The Big East is imploding, Cincy is one of the only plausible schools that could be added to a bigger conference. They saw how Louisville essentially invested their way into the ACC and now they're determined to show a commitment to football so they overpaid to get a big name. Not that surprising. The new Big East football TV deal is likely to only pay out $60 million a year in total, this is desperate for them. 

When the ACC implodes, Cincinnati has probably earned their way into the resulting middle class football/elite bball conferences. Which, yes, would be the Big East plus but would have the biggest TV deal of the non-power schools and control the Orange Bowl revenue. T

O.J. The Bouvier

December 8th, 2012 at 2:36 PM ^

...I can tell you that he left for greater job security. Next year was going to be a make-or-break year for Tuberville at TTU. Obviously, he felt his dismissal was inevitable.


Watching him closely the past few years, I was suprised by what a poor coach he is. If the Cincy fans are happy, it's only because he is a "name" guy. They will come to rue this day.

In terms of philosophical aggressiveness, he makes Lloyd look like Mike Leach. 


December 8th, 2012 at 3:38 PM ^

I mean not everyone is going to replicate a Mike Leach offense.  Also, it's also a little easier when you have Michael Crabtree to throw to.

I mean I'm not trying to say Tubberville is a godsend and I probably don't know as much about TTU as you do but it seems like you're critczizing the dude for not being able to follow in the footsteps of one of the best offensive minds in the nation who had the perfect QB for his system in Harrell and a 2 time Bilieitenkoff winner to boot.  


December 8th, 2012 at 4:37 PM ^

Your previous statement still doesn't make sense.

Tuberville wasn't a pass-all-the-time coach before he got to Texas Tech, but he was still flexible enough to allow the team to throw the ball almost 500 times.  Whether you like it or not, that's not a conservative approach to football.  He might not have been as aggressive as Mike Leach, but that's because Leach is a crazy man.  That's like saying Leon Hall wasn't a good cornerback because he wasn't as good as Charles Woodson, or like saying Denard Robinson isn't fast because he's not as fast as Usain Bolt.