Photos from UC's spring football game on April 2, 2016. All photos by Andrew Higley (UC Creative Svcs.)
Photos from UCF @ Cincinnati on Oct. 31, 2015.
The University of Cincinnati football team beat UCF 52-7 on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Nippert Stadium.
UC Football: Cincinnati vs. Temple
UC Football: Cincinnati vs. Alabama A&M
Tuberville, widely regarded as one of the top coaches and recruiters in college football, holds a career mark of 155-90. In his first three seasons at UC, he led the Bearcats to a 25-13 record, a 2014 American Athletic Conference Football Championship and three bowl appearances.
The 2015 UC squad finished 7-6, played in the Hawai‘i Bowl, had the most prolific offense in school history, set 18 school records and finished No. 6 in the NCAA FBS in total offense, averaging 537.8 yards per game. WR Shaq Washington set UC’s school-records for career (240) and single-season (90) receptions while Chris Moore hauled in a UC record 26 touchdown passes during his career.
The Bearcats placed eight players on All-American Athletic Conference teams. Offensive tackle Parker Ehinger led the way as a first team selection, while center Deyshawn Bond, kicker Andrew Gantz, offensive guard Ryan Leahy, defensive lineman Silverberry Mouhon, Washington and linebacker Eric Wilson were second team honorees. Safety Zach Edwards was named honorable mention.
UC finished out its 2014 campaign with a 9-4 record, an American Athletic Conference Championship and a matchup against Virginia Tech in the 2014 Military Bowl.
Cincinnati rebounded from a 2-3 start and finished the regular season 9-3 on a seven-game winning streak with a share of the conference crown. The Bearcats placed seven student-athletes on the all-conference team.
The 2013 Bearcats led the American Athletic Conference in total offense (472.1) and rushing offense (168.3) with the offense totaling a school-record 6,137 yards. The defense was one of the best in the country, ranking in the top 10 nationally in both rushing defense (6th, 104.5 ypg) and total defense (9th, 315.6 ypg). UC was also among the top 30 in 10 of the 11 primary defensive categories tracked in the national stats, including 14th in scoring defense (21.0 ppg). Nine student-athletes were tabbed with all-conference accolades.
Tuberville’s team got it done in the classroom as well. UC posted a team GPA of 2.989 in the winter of 2014, with 55 student-athletes achieved a 3.0 or higher GPA, with 20 Bearcats on the Dean’s List for achieving a 3.4 GPA or above.
He came to UC after three years at Texas Tech, where he led the Red Raiders to a 20-17 mark and a pair of bowl appearances.
He coached one of the nation’s best offenses in 2012 as the Red Raiders finished the regular season ranked No. 2 in passing offense (361.9 ypg), No. 7 in passing efficiency (157.51 rtg), No. 21 in total offense (501.4 ypg) and No. 16 in scoring offense, averaging 37.8 points per game.
Texas Tech was one of the nation’s most improved defenses in 2012, ranking No. 22 in pass defense and surrendering less than 200 yards passing per game (195.8). That defense held than No. 5/4 West Virginia, one of the nation’s most prolific offenses, to its lowest point total of the 2012 season in a 59-14 Red Raiders win.
In 10 seasons at Auburn (1999-2008), Tuberville led the Tigers to 85 overall wins, which ranks fourth in school history. Tuberville led Auburn to seven-straight bowl appearances, including New Year’s Day bowl games in four of those years.
In 2004, Tuberville led Auburn to its best season ever as the Tigers won a school-record 13 games and captured the SEC Championship and the NOKIA Sugar Bowl title. Auburn won its first conference title since 1989, including its first outright championship since 1987. Auburn defeated five top 15 teams, becoming just the 10th NCAA Division I-A team to finish 13-0 or better. The Tigers earned their first ever berth in a Bowl Championship Series game and defeated Virginia Tech, 16-13 in the Sugar Bowl. For his efforts, Tuberville was named the AFCA, Associated Press, Paul “Bear” Bryant, FCA, SEC and Walter Camp Coach of the Year.
Tuberville built an Auburn program that excelled both on and off the field. Players flourished under Tuberville’s guidance as Auburn earned 36 first-team All-Southeastern Conference awards, eight All-America honors, 26 SEC All-Freshmen accolades, 57 SEC Player of the Week honors, two SEC Player of the Year awards, two Jacobs Awards and one Most Valuable Player of the SEC Championship game.
Coaching stops at perennial college football powers University of Miami and Texas A&M and a four-year head coaching stint at the University of Mississippi gave him the background in building and maintaining a successful program.
During his time at Miami (1986-93) serving on the staffs of Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson, Tuberville was a defensive coach on teams which won three national championships, posted an 87-9 record and played in eight consecutive New Year’s Day bowls.
Tuberville began his collegiate coaching career at Arkansas State in 1980, coaching various segments of the Indians’ defense over the next five seasons. During a five-year stay at Arkansas State, Tuberville coached defensive backs, nose guards and linebackers. During his final year at ASU, the Indians advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.
He began his coaching career at Hermitage (Ark.) High School where he spent two years as an assistant and two as a head coach. After three straight four-win seasons, Tuberville guided HHS to a 7-3 mark in 1979 before moving to Arkansas State.
During the 2015 season, Tuberville served as the president of the American Football Coaches Association. He is a long time member of the AFCA’s Board of Trustees. For his numerous achievements during his career, he was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in February, 2008.
A longtime supporter of the military, Tuberville has strong ties to the Wounded Warrior Project, hosting several games in recent years to benefit injured veterans.
In May 2008, he participated in the inaugural Armed Forces Entertainment Coaches Tour in the Middle East with fellow college coaches Mark Richt of Georgia, Randy Shannon of Miami (Fla.), Jack Siedlecki of Yale and Charlie Weis of Notre Dame.
With a mission to help boost troop morale, the six-day tour made stops at military bases in Germany, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and a visit to the USS Nassau in the Persian Gulf.
In 2013, Tuberville started the Tommy Tuberville Foundation to recognize and support organizations and causes that connect with the beliefs and values of the Tuberville family.
The foundation’s motto is Attitude For Life and it will help build homes for members of our military who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal. Through a supportive alliance with Purple Heart Homes, the foundation will ensure these veterans, particularly in Ohio and Indiana, are remembered and have a home that meets their physical needs.
A 1976 graduate of Southern Arkansas University, Tuberville was a letterman at free safety and a two-year member of the golf team at SAU. He is a 1972 graduate of Harmony Grove High School in Camden, Ark.
Tuberville is married to the former Suzanne Fette of Guilford, Ind. They are the parents of two sons, Thomas Tucker, a walk-on QB at Auburn, and Troy Allen, a student at UC.
Birthdate: September 18, 1954
Hometown: Camden, Ark.
Wife: The former Suzanne Fette of Guilford, Ind.
Children: Thomas Tucker, Troy Allen
Education: Southern Arkansas (B.S., 1976)
THE TUBERVILLE FILE
1972-76: Southern Arkansas (Free Safety; Golf Team member)
1968-72: Harmony Grove High School (Camden, Ark.)
1980-84: Arkansas State/Defensive Line/Linebackers
1986-92: Miami (Fla.)/Defensive Line/Linebackers
1993: Miami (Fla.)/Defensive Coordinator
1994: Texas A&M/Defensive Coordinator
1995-98: Ole Miss/Head Coach
1999-08: Auburn/Head Coach
2010-12: Texas Tech/Head Coach
2013-: Cincinnati/Head Coach
Year School Championship
1987 Miami (Fla.) National
1989 Miami (Fla.) National
1991 Miami (Fla.) National/BIG EAST
1992 Miami (Fla.) BIG EAST
2000 Auburn SEC West
2002 Auburn SEC West
2004 Auburn SEC
2005 Auburn SEC West
2014 Cincinnati American
BOWLS COACHED IN
1986: Miami (Fla.)/Fiesta
1987: Miami (Fla.)/Orange
1988: Miami (Fla.)/Orange
1989: Miami (Fla.)/Sugar
1990: Miami (Fla.)/Cotton
1991: Miami (Fla.)/Orange
1992: Miami (Fla.)/Sugar
1993: Miami (Fla.)/Fiesta
1997: Ole Miss/Motor City
1998: Ole Miss/Independence
2002: Auburn/Capital One
2003: Auburn/Music City
2005: Auburn/Capital One
2010: Texas Tech/TicketCity.com
2012: Texas Tech/Meineke Car Care of Texas