Tommy Tuberville: 'We are hired guns'
Posted by: Josh Kendall on December 10, 2012
Tommy Tuberville would like to end his coaching career at Cincinnati, but he's not willing to predict the future in his line of work, he said Monday on the Tim Brando Show.
"We are hired guns. That's basically what we are as coaches. It's just a football coach. Sooner or later, you are either going to leave or get run off or do something else," Tuberville said on the CBS Sports Network. "I have gone into every job saying, 'I hope this is my last one.'"
Tuberville's weekend hiring came as a surprise. He spent three years at Texas Tech prior to accepting the job. He was lured away by Bearcats athletic director Whit Babcock, who worked with Tuberville at Auburn, he said.
"Saturday morning, I was working around the house, first Saturday off in about four months, getting ready to watch some college football. All of a sudden, I get a call from Whit Babock," Tuberville said. "We started talking about names for his position, and for some reason he started talking about me. My wife is from this area. One thing led to another. Everybody says, 'You know Cincinnati is in the Big East. It's not the Big 12,' but you know we are football coaches. I don't look at all that stuff. College football is in a flux right now anyway. You are going to have a lot of changes from the conferences we are in now."
Brando asked Tuberville if he was interested in an eventual return to the SEC.
"I have never thought about that. I don't take a job to go to another job," he said. "I would love to end up here at Cincinnati. Of course, they are going to have to want to keep me."
Here's a video of Tuberville being introduced at Cincinnati:
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