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Former UC coach Tuberville can't keep foot out of his mouth

FILE- In this Nov. 18, 2016, file photo, Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville walks off the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Memphis in Cincinnati. The former Auburn University football coach is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Former University of Cincinnati football coach Tommy Tuberville didn't exactly leave Cincinnati on the greatest of terms after getting into public verbal spats with UC fans a few times as his tenure was coming to a close, but he completely burned a bridge recently at another he place he used to coach.

Appearing recently on the nationally-syndicated radio show, Rick & Bubba, Tuberville didn't speak very highly of Texas Tech - or more specifically the city in which the school sits, Lubbock, Texas.

"You run me off at Auburn and you ship me to Lubbock, Texas," Tuberville said, according to 247Sports. "I'm going to tell you what, that's like going to Siberia. Somebody asked me, 'What's Lubbock look like?' It looked like Iraq."

Tuberville coached at Texas Tech from 2010-12 before taking the UC job in 2013. He was at Auburn from 1999-2008 and led the Tigers to a 13-0 record in 2004.

Tuberville went just 29-22 at UC, including a 4-8 record in 2016 that led fans to occasionally boo and chide Tuberville.

If of course led to an infamous response from Tuberville that was caught on television cameras following a 20-3 home loss to BYU in which he told one fan who was yelling at him as we going off the field to, "go to Hell," and "get a job."

Tuberville says a lot of wacky things, including back in February when he said he was going to run for governor of Alabama and then two months later saying he wasn't.

Who knows what he will say about Cincinnati in a few years. Chances are it probably won't be very flattering.


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