Tuberville to UC

Tommy Tuberville has left Texas Tech to become the new football coach at the University of Cincinnati. This news comes one day after Butch Jones left for the University of Tennessee. Tuberville has coached at Ole Miss, Auburn, and Texas Tech. In 2004, he led Auburn to a 13-0 record finishing 2nd in the nation. Tuberville was with AD Whit Babcock at Auburn from 1999-2002. Now he rejoins Babcock at UC to move the team “to the next level.”


UC Coach Rejects Colorado Offer

It’s official: UC football head coach is NOT going to coach at Colorado next year. Among others, Kyle Ringo, a Colorado Buffaloes beat writer the Daily Camera has confirmed Jones will not be the next coach at Colorado. Yesterday, Woody Paige of the Denver Post inaccurately reported that Jones had accepted the position.

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Butch Jones

Source: Lauren Purkey


Butch’s Decision: Undecided

University of Cincinnati football coach Butch Jones is still undecided about his future. Jones has received an offer from Colorado (5yr/16M), and an offer from Purdue. He has rejected the offer from Purdue. Now he has to decide whether to remain at UC, or take the Colorado position. Reportedly, he is “torn” over the situation. Yesterday, a press conference was held on Cincinnati’s appearance in the Belk Bowl vs. Duke. Butch Jones was present, and answered (or circumvented) questions. The video of the press conference is below:

Where Will Butch go?

UC football head coach, Butch Jones, is expected to make a decision today on where he will coach for the 2013 season. Jones has received offers from Colorado, Purdue, and of course UC. The Bearcats (9-3) have been coached by Jones for the past 3 years. The Bearcats’ coaching carousel is evident in the past few years. Jones replaced Brian Kelly in ’10 who had left to become coach at Notre Dame. Kelly replaced Mark D’antonio in ’07, who left to become coach at Michigan State. You get the picture. If Butch leaves it will just continue the trend that Cincinnati football is a stepping stone to wealthier and more powerful football programs. In other words, don’t be surprised if Mr. Jones leaves. Colorado appears to be the frontrunner for Butch. The Buffaloes have offered him a 5 year/$13.5 Million deal.

Update 10:20 a.m.: A source has confirmed that Jones WILL NOT coach at Purdue. It’s down to Colorado and Cincy, so check back here.

Bearcats head coach Butch Jones and tight end Travis Kelce celebrate Saturday's win against Connecticut.

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