Tommy Tuberville talks about quick decision to accept Cincinnati job

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Sunday December 09, 2012


Posted by: Pete Roussel on December 8, 2012

Tommy Tuberville was introduced as the head football coach at Cincinnati on Saturday evening.

Less than 12 hours before his introduction, Tuberville had not even been contacted by Cincinnati AD Whit Babcock.

Whit Babcock stated in front of a large crowd, "Coach Tuberville is the man for the job.  He is now a Bearcat.  Simply put, now is the time, this is the place.  Please welcome your new coach, Coach Tommy Tuberville."

Tuberville said, "In our business, you don't really have time to really react and think for a while.  Situations like this happen. This isn't my first rodeo."

Tuberville fired up an enthusiastic crowd by saying, "You can do a lot of things with emotion and energy, and we got it here."

"Emotions pay dividends; feelings pay dividends.  That's how you win.  That's how you're successful.  I don't care if it's a football game, academics, family, or life.  This is great to see."

Tuberville said, "I want to be a leader that helps this university go to the next level.

"I'm not sold on any offense or defense.  Everybody says, 'What's your philosophy?'  My philsophy is to give the players the best chance to win."

Tuberville noted that 'some' coaches from his staff at Texas Tech will join the Cincinnati staff.  All of his assistants at Texas Tech will remain with the Red Raiders through the Texas Tech bowl game against Minnesota.

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