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Tuberville on the Coaching Carousel – Will Leave Texas Tech

By on December 8th, 2012 in Football, News 18 Comments »

Former Auburn Coach Tommy Tuberville is now “former” Texas Tech Coach. In a surprise move, Tuberville has decided to leave the Red Raiders to replace Butch Jones who is the new Head Coach of the Tennessee Volunteers.

Tuberville coached at Auburn for 10 years and was 20-17 for the last three seasons in Lubbock. His Red Raiders finished this year with a 7-5 record and a berth in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas December. 28th.


  1. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Things must have been going sour in Lubbock. Otherwise, this looks like a step down in competition.

    • mayor says:

      Tubs and his wife own property at Seagrove Beach, located between Panama City and Destin, and it”s a long, long way from the Texas hinterlands of Lubbock to the civilization of the Panhandle. Cincy is some closer to the beach and a heck-of-a-lot closer to the aforementioned civilization.

  2. rn4au rn4au says:

    Do Whaaaaattt? ????

  3. uglyjoe says:

    Ever been to Lubbock TX? At least Cincinatti is across the water from Kentucky. That’s almost the SEC. TT is on his twilight tour.

  4. Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

    TT in Cincy. Whatever. I’m sure while he is there he will lose 2-4 games per season that he should win, and he will win 1 that he as supposed to lose. We should have followed through with booting his butt out after the ’03 season.

    • SandMountainTiger SandMountainTiger says:

      OK, that’s twice. Did you sleep through 04?

      • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

        Not sure what you mean by twice and no I was wide awake in ’04. I loved every moment right up to the Bama game. Tubs was too stubborn to blow them out like he should have. In the end it cost us a shot at USC in the BCSNCG. Even so I thought Tubs had turned the corner in ’04. He actually let his OC do his job without interference for most of the season. Then in ’05, ’06, ’07, etc. he goes right to his old pattern. I won’t even get into his lack of recruiting effort and the Tony Franklin debacle.

      • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

        I understand the “twice” now. I didn’t realize that I replied to you on the other article.

  5. hinkle.pilot hinkle.pilot says:

    Tennessee should have hired TT.

  6. wde1988 wde1988 says:

    I agree with Acid. Tubs knew the hand writting had been sandblasted on the stucco wall in Lubock. As usual he is a step ahead of the villagers…

    But for those that don’t know Tommy T that well, let’s review some of the reasons to leave Lubock?

    Well, there were several I won’t go into because they are “rumor”… but red raiders latest football effort (probably the prime reason)… not to mention the small incident that got him censored by the big twelve… where he gently tugged on the Grad assistants head set… probably was starting to catch fire.

    When you think about it, this is Tubs first repreive east of the Mississippi. This will be were Tubs silently walks away from football. A millionare. But man, such promise he had…

    I am a bit surprised by the lack of interest in Tommy T by folks in the football world. And for those that were in his camp, this has to make even you wonder… there were four SEC schools (including Auburn) that up to his gig at AU would have tripped over each other to get him a few years back. According to duck hunting sources…

    Yeah, Texas A&M and Arkansas…. they wanted him (supposedly). So much so he is being relegated to the big East as pennance to get out of Lubbock Texas. Ohio even. To stand in the shadow of his buddy… Urban Myer.

    So long Tommy. You got off easy.


    • wde1988 wde1988 says:


      Six shooter… Red Raider… how fitting.

      But no unrealistic expectations in Cinci land…. Nope. The school President looks at Tommy T and says… “We expect greatness”….


      Yep, that karma…. she is a mean, mean date!


  7. AETiger AETiger says:

    Got to say I predicted this one. When TT took the TTU job, I said this was a bad fit & would end badly; within three years. Looks like TT got tired of talking about steers before the ranchers got tired of his used car salesman spiel. TT & TTU never made sense to me. Now TT & the Bearcats makes less. Oh well, good luck to him in the land of Skyline chili. I wish him the best in the college football hinterland.

  8. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Yeah, I don’t get it. Now some (very few) might say that Cincy is on the rise in all of their athletic programs. This move likely has more to do with where TT thinks that he can make the biggest impact bf retirement. I’m a huge TT fan and wish him all the best.

  9. jstrib jstrib says:

    Charlie Harbison officially at AU now. Reported by Phillip Marshall. Think any of the recruits will like this hire? Has anyone in the know heard anything else heard news about Tracey Rocker?

    • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

      I think it’s a very good hire. He’s supposed to be one of the top recruiters in the nation. If he can bring top recruiting classes to Clemson, he should have no problem getting top recruits to Auburn. It’s hard to say whether our current recruits will like him or not. My guess is that they will but you never know how an 18 year old kid is going to react.

      I haven’t heard a word about Rocker. I sure hope he decides to come back.

      • jstrib jstrib says:

        Thanks for the info. Thats about what I could gather. Either way I fell like Coach has us back on the right parh.

  10. War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 says:

    I understand why people would say CTT wasn’t a great coach for AU, but I think he was a very good coach. He delivered what I claim as a national championship (undefeated, and USC was cheating anyways), and beat the crap out of Bama (for the most part) while he was here. And I always respected the fact that he elected to run clock when he knew a game was in hand, it was a direct result of that 2004 AU team that margin of victory was removed from the BCS calculations. CTT could have been better, so could Saban technically, I wish we still were beating Bama, Georgia, LSU and Florida as often as we did when he was here. War Eagle CTT, good luck at Cincy.