ESPN has added to its decorated college football game analyst roster with the signing of former college football head coach Tommy Tuberville. With 159 victories in more than 20 seasons, including an undefeated season, five SEC Championship game appearances, multiple Coach of the Year awards and an American Athletic Conference Championship, Tuberville brings an experienced coach’s viewpoint to the booth.
Tuberville comes to ESPN straight off the sidelines, most recently as Cincinnati’s head coach (2013-16). Tuberville’s head coaching career began in 1995 at Ole Miss, where he stayed for four seasons (1995-98) before he took over at Auburn for 10 seasons (1999-08). As head coach of the Tigers, he amassed 85 wins in 10 years, including going 13-0 in 2004 and finishing ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll. In 2010, he became coach of Texas Tech (2010-12) before heading to the Bearcats. In each of his four head coaching stints, Tuberville finished with a record well over .500.
Overall, Tuberville has been a coach for more than 40 years, beginning as a high school coach in Arkansas in the mid-1970s. His first college job was with Arkansas State (1980-84) before heading to Miami (1986-93) where he was part of a coaching staff that won three national championships. He would then be the defensive coordinator at Texas A&M (1994) before becoming a head coach.
Tuberville was born in Arkansas and attended Southern Arkansas where he played safety. He and his wife Suzanne have two sons, Tucker and Troy. He currently resides in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.