While his abilities to coach a major college football program may be debated, he is by no means a dumb individual. Tuberville had to see the writing on the wall. Unless 2013 provided a miraculous turnaround for the Red Raiders, he was going to be gone anyway. We think he took the Cincy job as a parachute. A nice landing spot.
While we are not defending Tuberville here, it was a no-win situation from the beginning. For any coach. Especially if you did not repeat the success of the beloved former coach. After Mike Leach was unceremoniously booted from the South Plains amid controversy, speculation and allegations and not to be overlooked, Craig James, no coach had a chance with the Red Raider faithful. Maybe Nick Saban. Or Urban Meyer. But even that is debatable.