TheUniversity of Cincinnati Bearcats football team is off to theBelk Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Thursday, December 27. If you are heading down for the game, then this episode of The Front Row with Betsy Ross is for you.
One day after Butch Jones resigned to leave for Tennessee, the University of Cincinnati has a new coach. Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville was being introduced at a Saturday evening event at Fifth Third Arena as the 41st football head coach at UC.
Tuberville coached the Red Raiders for 3 years, leading the team to a 20-17 record and two bowl appearances. In 17 years as a head coach, he holds a 130-77 record.
UC football coach Butch Jones resigned today to take the coaching spot at the University of Tennessee.
Jones will not coach the Bearcats in their upcoming bowl game against Duke. UC has named assistant head coach Steve Stripling as interim head coach. Stripling, a 30-year coaching veteran who joined UC in 2010, will lead the team in the Belk Bowl December 27 if a new head coach isn't hired by then.
UC Athletics Director Whit Babcock said the search for a new coach will begin immediately. He did not specify a time frame for concluding the search.