Tommy Tuberville Took Recruits Out To Dinner Then Left Before The Check Came To Take The Cincinnati Job
Texas Tech – A community college offensive lineman being recruited by Texas Tech got a close view of head coach Tommy Tuberville’s hasty departure over the weekend. Devonte Danzey of Hutchinson (Kansas) C.C. arrived in Lubbock for his official visit. Shortly after arriving in Lubbock, Danzey and at least two other recruits — lineman Sunny Odogwu and receiver Javess Blue — along with “eight to 10” coaches, including Tuberville, all went to dinner at the 50-Yard Line Restaurant on South Loop 289, Danzey said.
In the midst of the conversation at the table, he asked the coaches how long they expected to be at Tech (if they were not fired), he said. “I asked Coach (Charlie) Weis at KU and Coach (Dana) Holgorsen at West Virginia (the same question), just so I know my relationship with them,” Danzey said. “(Tuberville) was just telling me he coached at Miami and Auburn, he coached 10 years and recruited Ray Lewis and kind of blew the question off I didn’t even realize.”
“The waitress brought our food out, and we thought (Tuberville) went to the bathroom, but he never came back to dinner. Then next thing I know, the next day, he made an announcement that he’s going to Cincinnati.”
Hilarious story. Just picturing Tommy Tuberville sitting at dinner with these community college players rattling off his speech he has memorized in his head, name dropping Ray Lewis and shit in between stuffing his face with ribs, checks his phone, gets a text from Cincinnati, says he’s going to take a shit and just peaces out. Hops in his car and just moseys on home. Hey why waste the money on these chumps when I won’t even be here right? Such a classic college coach move. Right up there with Todd Graham having his like equipment manager forward a text message to his team that he was leaving as he was loading onto the private jet bound for ASU. Seriously is Les Miles the only honorable one anymore?
I wonder if Tuberville got to the part of his speech yet where he said they’d have to carry him out of that 50-Yard Line Restaurant in a pine box. That’s his first warning sign that he’s about to bail on you immediately.