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Saturday, December 8, 2012
Cincinnati hires Tommy Tuberville

By Andrea Adelson

Cincinnati has hired Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville, one day after former coach Butch Jones decided to take the head coaching job at Tennessee.

According to Big 12 blogger David Ubben, "Texas Tech officials were 'completely blindsided' by the decision."

Tuberville was 20-17 in three seasons at Texas Tech, including 7-5 this season.

It is safe to say this qualifies as one of the biggest shockers of the offseason. Cincinnati has called a 6:30 p.m. ET press conference tonight to make the formal introduction.

We'll have more later on the blog.