Tommy Tuberville Bailed on Recruits Mid-Dinner to take Cincinnati Job

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I’m still trying to make sense of this guy’s conscious decision to leave Texas Tech and take over the head coaching gig at the University of Cincinnati. I mean, the slums of Ohio aren’t exactly known for churning out blue chip football prospects, but apparently the move was an easy enough decision for former Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville. So easy, in fact, that he tossed common decency aside during his unexpected departure. Coach Tubs left a dinner table loaded with recruits, mid-meal, and never returned. He accepted the Cincy job the following day.

Nice table manners, Tubs.

Junior college offensive lineman Devonte Danzey, who was in Lubbock for an official visit last weekend, told the recruiting site Wreckem247.com that Tuberville stepped away from a dinner with several recruits and assistant coaches on Friday night and never returned. On Saturday morning, Tuberville surprised many by accepting an offer to become Cincinnati’s coach.

Danzey told Wreckem247.com that he asked Tuberville about his future plans at Texas Tech, how long he expected to remain with the program, but Tuberville tiptoed around the question.

Moments later, Danzey said, Tuberville disappeared.

“The waitress brought our food out, and we thought (Tuberville) went to the bathroom, but he never came back to dinner,” Danzey said. “Then next thing I know, the next day, he made an announcement that he’s going to Cincinnati.”

Now I’m conflicted after going through the details. Is this a power move disguised as a dick move?

This isn’t the first time Silver Fox Tubs slammed the door on his own ass during an impromptu exit. In 1998, while coaching at Ole Miss, Tuberville promised he was staying by telling fans, “They’ll have to carry me out of here in a pine box.” Less than a week later he accepted the job at Auburn.

One could claim karma is in play here, as well. Take a look at his sequencial coaching destinations: Oxford, Mississippi —> Auburn, Alabama —> Lubbock, Texas —> Cincinnati, Ohio. These aren’t exactly thriving metropolises here.

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    The_Jordan_Standard

    Only people who think Cincinnati is shitty are people that haven’t been there. University could be better but otherwise, it’s a great town. Two professional sports teams, two good basketball universities, best high school football in the country along with Texas. Great bar scene in Mt. Adams for post-grads. Not a bad place to live at all.

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    PledgeMe

    I believe the GCL is still the #1 ranked highschool football conference in the world. Dorn really is a geedy fuck isn’t he?

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    Bone Padre

    CIncy’s now in the ACC, and aside from getting tOSU’s scraps, will have access to most of the northeast’s recruits. Meanwhile, Texas Tech is arguably the 5th most successful program in the state of Texas right now. Cincy paves an easier way for major conference success,

    And actualy the city of CIncy is very scenic. Every been to Great American Ballpark? Beautiful riverfront.

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      WafflePA

      Cincy is not in the ACC… yet. Still stuck in the sinking ship of the Big East (C-USA 2.0). The biggest connection is Tuberville and the UC AD are friends from their time at Auburn and Tuberville’s in-laws live 15 minutes away from the city.

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      The Brototype

      That all made sense until you started talking about the scenery. You fuckin’ serious? Cincy is a shit hole. I’m going to put a wager on the move being a factor of the almighty dollar.

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      Guantanabro Bay

      I was with you until you started talking about a baseball field, that’s completely irrelevant to this.

      Cincy will always be OSU’s little brother, but they still have at decent shot at making BCS bowls in the future if they bring in the right recruits. Don’t forget what Brian “Intern Killer” Kelly accomplished there.

      And of course there’s the money.

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    Real Clayton Bigsby

    I can assure all involved that I will never leave my position at the helm of the fine group of men involved in the fight to take the country back. This country needs us now more than ever that the race war is fast approaching, and until the job is done and the country is ours again, I solemnly swear to never abandon ship like some of these spineless coaches. Remember gentlemen, by 2020 America’s gonna be an all out race war. And by God, we’re prepared to take it back.

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    Will Fratchamp

    This might have silver lining for Tech fans. Tuberville was on the hot seat anyway and now Tech has an opportunity to bring back their former record setting QB as head coach (Kliff Kingsbury).

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    JimmerFratdette

    “I mean, the slums of Ohio aren’t exactly known for churning out blue chip football prospects…” The same way OSU is “awful”. They only get their guys from respectable places. Ted Ginn, Troy Smith, Maurice Clarrett. Ass clown.

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