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The Scoop on Tommy Tuberville to Cincinnati

We have learned that Tommy Tuberville has resigned from his post at Texas Tech to accept the head coaching job at Cincinnati. 

Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock has been close with Tuberville since Babcock served as an assistant athletic director at Auburn while Tuberville was the Tigers' head coach. Babcock moved decisively and in the best interests of his University and has landed a top-tier coach. 

Tuberville brings a career 130-77 record in 17 years as a head coach at Ole Miss, Auburn and Texas Tech. Sources indicated to us that snagging Tuberville could be a key move in Cincinnati's push to join the ACC. 

Sources have also indicated to us that former Louisville, Atlanta Falcons and Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino could join Tuberville's staff as the offensive coordinator if he does not obtain a head coaching job. 

We will update with more details as they become available.