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Tuberville bolts Texas Tech for Cincinnati job

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Tommy Tuberville has resigned his head coaching position at Texas Tech to take a similar job at Cincinnati.

"Coach Tuberville's record speaks for itself over the past 17 seasons," Cincinnati director of athletics Whit Babcock said in a statement on Saturday. "It also speaks volumes to the visibility and leadership of our University that we were able to attract such an accomplished coach to lead our program into the future."

The news of Tuberville's move came one day after Butch Jones announced he was leaving the Bearcats to become the head football coach at Tennessee.

Cincinnati named Steve Stripling interim head coach for the Belk Bowl against Duke.

Tuberville led the Red Raiders to a 7-5 mark this season. Texas Tech will play Minnesota in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas on Dec. 28.

The 58-year-old Tuberville will become the head coach for his fourth collegiate team. He went 25-20 at Ole Miss from 1995-98 and compiled an 85-40 mark at Auburn (1999-2008) before going 20-17 over three years at Texas Tech.

12/08 19:22:54 ET

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