College Football: Tommy Tuberville Leaving Texas Tech, Hired At Cincinatti 12/8/12
by MARSHALL HUGHES
It appears Tommy Tuberville's run as a Texas Tech Red Raider has come to an abrubt end. Rumors began surfacing on Twitter Saturday afternoon that Tuberville was hired as the new Cincinnati head coach.
A Tech spokesman confirmed the reports soon after.
Tuberville leaves Tech after three seasons with a 20-17 record during his tenure in Lubbock. He will take over for Butch Jones, who on Friday took a job as the head coach at Tennessee.
Tuberville had three years remaining on his contract at a base salary of $300,000 per year.
Texas Tech is back in a bowl game, a year after it ended a streak of 11-straight postseason appearances.
With or without Tuberville, the Red Raiders are scheduled to travel to Houston to take on Minnesota of the Big Ten in the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Dec. 28.
Texas Tech beat the likes of West Virginia and TCU and doubled their Big 12 win total from last season.
Minnesota (6-6) and Texas Tech (7-5) played each other in the 2006 Insight Bowl. The Gophers blew a 31-point lead and lost 44-41 in OT.