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Tommy Tuberville leaving Texas Tech for Cincy

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Word from the Twitter verse is that Tommy Tuberville (sp?). Is leaving Texas Tech for Cincinnati

    Seems like an odd move and from what I heard it was a complete surprise to the Texas Tech people.
  2. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I heard just heard that on 103.3... Is it confirmed or just rumor?

    Only possible reason I heard for this is that his old AD from Auburn is at Cincy.

    Still doesn't make sense unless he's hearing that he's on the way out anyway. Which I have kind of heard was possible (for some reason, don't know why).
  3. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I'm betting some behind the scenes stuff going on with the coach slapping incident.

    Kliff Kingsbury is maybe too young, but he makes a lot of sense there.
  4. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    If it isn't Kingsbury I'll be surprised, they missed out on Sonny Dykes who would've been a great choice, thanks to Tubberville not being more forthcoming with his intentions.
  5. Aikbach

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    What is a little ironic about this move is Tubberville never was comfortable in the Big 12, just a week ago he said it wasn't a place for defensive minded coaches...Cincy is mentioned in discussions to join the Big 12 in the future quite possibly.
  6. TheCoolFan

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    Not surprised. Tubby never wanted to stay at Texas Tech. I think he took that job because he saw an easy way to lay low and win some games with the offensive players Leach recruited. He was hoping to get back into the SEC but when Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky never called, he was out of luck and just took the next best option.

    I still think he's a good coach, contrary to what Texas Tech fans say about him. His style is just not meant for the Big XII. Texas Tech is quickly becoming a dead-end job...they were lucky to have Leach build a good program but without him, it's not like they are one of the top programs in the state or the area. Obviously behind Texas, Oklahoma but now they've been passed by OK State, Baylor and TCU, along with Texas A&M.

    I don't see why Kingsbury would go there...he will be one of the most popular coaching candidates out there, he could do MUCH better. Tech is in for a big-time rebuilding job
  7. Aikbach

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    Let's be fair, Tech was a consistent 7 to 9 win team from 1986 to 2008, Spike Dykes and Mike Leach were consistent coaches.

    The program is now in doubt, this is true, but a savvy hire should be able to do something, can't be any less uninspired than Tommy Tubberville's effort.
  8. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds more like a sideways move.
  9. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    They ought to let Yosemite Sam coach, be some of the most rootenist tootenist sideline tirades this side of the Mississippi.
  10. TheCoolFan

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    The rest of Texas has passed them by though. Leach didn't have to worry as much about the likes of Baylor and TCU in recruiting. Whoever takes over needs to be offensive-minded and can get players to the NFL like Leach did because that's pretty much the only selling point to playing there. Lubbock might be one of the hardest cities in the Big XII to sell to a 17-18 year old prospect, especially if they're from Texas.
  11. Aikbach

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    But outside of Michael Crabtree and the accidental success of Wes Welker who did he send to the pros? Not trying to be argumentative, i genuinely can't think of anything.

    Zach Thomas was a Spike Dykes guy
  12. TheCoolFan

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  13. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    I knew about Harrel, forgot about Amendola. So basically his pitch was if you're a wideout I can get you in a training camp.

    Though in the Big 12 that isn't all too uncommon, even the recruitment nightmare that was Guy Morriss sent Dominque Zeigler and David Gettis to the NFL.
  14. Aven8

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    This is fantastic news! Tubbs sucked!

    Now if we could can JG this football season would be a success.

    Bring On Kliff.
  15. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Spike Dykes probably put as many players in the NFL as Leach did, went to a bowl game every year, and at a time when Baylor, A&M, TCU and Houston were all good programs (with plenty of schools coming from the outside picking off talent). Texas Tech isn't ever going to be a "destination job", but it's a good sized school with nice facilities, 60k attending games in a state with football talent flowing out of it's ears. A good coach should win 7-9 games there consistently.
  16. Chocolate Lab

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    Same here. And I thought he'd recruited some good defensive talent, hadn't he? Even though it was too young to contribute a lot yet, I thought he was on the right track.

    I bet IR is right that the coach-slapping factored in somehow.
  17. Aikbach

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    I think the new found parity of the Big 12 makes people expecting dominance eat their shorts, and Tech boosters and higher ups weren't pleased with just being competitive, completely overlooking the reality of the present landscape of the conference where any team is presently capable of beating another (minus Kansas though they too played Texas and TCU close).

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