Oct 20, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Tommy Tuberville leaves the field after the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Tommy Tuberville Leaving Texas Tech For Cincinnati

Multiple reports are indicating that Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville has stepped down from his position with the Red Raiders football program and will be taking over as the head coach of the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Tuberville has a strong connection with the Bearcats program.

He is very close to Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock, who served as the assistant athletic director of the Auburn Tigers when Tuberville was the coach.

During his seventeen year coaching career, Tuberville has earned a 130-77 record with Ole Miss, Auburn and Texas Tech.

When Tuberville begins to build his staff, a name to watch is Bobby Petrino. Reports indicate Petrino could join Tuberville in Cincinnati as the offensive coordinator if he does not land a head coaching gig.

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