A shocking and surprising end to the Tommy Tuberville era
has come at Texas Tech, with the third-year head coach resigning on Saturday
morning and accepting the head coaching position at Cincinnati.
Tech football spokesman Blayne Beal confirmed that Tech and
Tuberville have parted ways during a phone conversation Saturday afternoon.
Tech has called a 4:30 p.m. press conference where Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt will address the media concerning the future of the football program.
In his time at Tech, Tuberville recorded a 20-17 overall
record, while recording just a 9-17 record in Big 12 Conference play during
Tuberville now heads to coach the Bearcats in the Big East
Conference, following Butch Jones the former head coach taking the Tennessee
Steve Stripling was named the interim head coach following
the announcement, and there has been no word on his status with the team.
The former Tech head coach now takes over a program that has
won the Big East Championship the previous two seasons, and is heading to the
Belk Bowl to face the Duke Blue Devils.
Tuberville will be entering his 18th season in
coaching with a 130-77 record and a SEC Championship on his resume from his time