The American's future has a face

Updated: August 1, 2013, 1:39 PM ET
By Isabelle Khurshudyan | Special to ESPN.com

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Tommy Tuberville looked out from his podium and waited for the handful of reporters.

"Any questions?" the moderator asked after Tuberville's opening statement at the American Athletic Conference's inaugural media day. No one motioned for the microphone to ask one.

The awkward silence dragged on for a few more seconds before someone finally asked the first-year Cincinnati coach a question. He would get just one more before his time at the podium was up.

"Looking ...

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