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Cincinnati labels Tuberville dinner-ditching reports ‘inaccurate’

Tommy Tuberville, Whit Babcock AP

Quite the brouhaha surfaced earlier today, with a report surfacing that Tommy Tuberville, in the midst of a dinner Friday night with several coaches and potential Texas Tech recruits, had dined-and-ditched the prospects.  The intimation was that Tuberville had “went to the bathroom, but he never came back to dinner” in order to continue the pursuit of his eventual move to Cincinnati.

Tuberville’s new employer, though, disagrees with that individual’s version of how events transpired over the weekend.

In a statement labeling the reports as “inaccurate,” Cincinnati refuted the fact that their new head coach had ditched recruits, stating that “[c]oach said he was at the dinner, talked with everyone, ate and went home.”  The recruit quoted in the article, JUCO offensive lineman Devonte Danzey, claimed that “[t]he waitress brought our food out” and Tuberville was nowhere to be found.

UC also claimed in the statement that “[t]here was no contact between Coach Tuberville and Cincinnati prior to Saturday morning.”  The dinner in question was last Friday night, which would call into question the UC portion of the dine-and-dash imbroglio.

Of course, it’s entirely possible as well that UC officials went through Tuberville’s agent before the coach was “officially” involved.  Actually, the fact that, just a couple of hours after Cincinnati had first contacted Tuberville, reports surfaced that he had taken the Bearcats job strongly suggest just that.

Regardless of what may or may not have happened that night in a Lubbock restaurant — and whether or not the word of a single individual should be taken as gospel either way — there’s one undeniable fact coming out of all of it: recruiting trail fodder has been handed on a silver platter to those who will be battling Tuberville and his UC staff for prospects.

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11 Responses to “Cincinnati labels Tuberville dinner-ditching reports ‘inaccurate’”
  1. vols84 says: Dec 12, 2012 9:18 PM

    Well of course they are going to defend Tubs. There is only one way to settle this. Interview the waitress or any patrons at that establishment that saw Tubs bolt.

  2. mgmac says: Dec 12, 2012 9:22 PM

    this the same coach that claims he was just pulling the graduate assistant coach off the field when he in fact smacked him upside his head? tuberville is a liar.

  3. mogogo1 says: Dec 12, 2012 10:04 PM

    So, rather than just let the story die, Cincy prolongs it by issuing a statement on it? And all they’ve got to say is that Tuberville told them it didn’t go down that way?

  4. thekingdave says: Dec 12, 2012 11:35 PM

    Good idea, call one of Tuberville’s former recruits a liar.

  5. tg1896 says: Dec 13, 2012 7:16 AM

    Sounds like “he said…..he said”. Who gives a flip?

  6. paperlions says: Dec 13, 2012 8:40 AM

    You’d think Tuberville would have be appreciative of the fact that Lubbock police refused to file charges against his wife after she ran a red light and crashed into a car, resulting in injuries that killed a guy. I guess not.

  7. MyTeamsAllStink says: Dec 13, 2012 11:29 AM

    Ever been in Lubbock?Id leave too

  8. TxGrown says: Dec 13, 2012 1:23 PM

    Cincy, you just hired Brian Kelly 2.0. Gone in 3-4.

  9. dinklespiel says: Dec 13, 2012 1:50 PM

    Zinnzinnati vill be makin der slide down der tubes mit Herr Tubberville.

  10. bengalsucker says: Dec 13, 2012 1:52 PM

    TxGrown says:
    Dec 13, 2012 1:23 PM

    Cincy, you just hired Brian Kelly 2.0. Gone in 3-4.


    No, actually this would be Brian Kelly 3.0. Butch Jones was Brian Kelly 2.0. Just sayin….

  11. metroplexfrog says: Dec 15, 2012 8:41 AM

    Wow, I thought TT and TT were a perfect match.

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