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

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Nice Move

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 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 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.



Dillon Cheverere

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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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    Volksfratten GDI

    Tubs was going to get shit canned at Tech sooner rather than later. He saw a chance to hightail it out of Lubbock on his terms rather than waiting around to get fired, and he took it. Bailing on recruits in the middle of dinner is a total dick move. You’re getting a classy one, Cincy.

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    “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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    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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    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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    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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