12/15/2012 10:38 pm ET

Tommy Tuberville Grilled By Dan Patrick Over Texas Tech Departure (VIDEO)

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing

Former Texas Tech coach and new Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville has come under fire for reportedly leaving recruits at a dinner to take his new job. He didn't just leave as soon as he got the check, or excuse himself from the table... he left when the waitress brought out the food and never returned! Tuberville's dash-before-dining has become a symbolic story for the unforgiving nature of the college football coaching carousel.

Tuberville appeared on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday and Patrick pressed the coach on those reports and college coaches in general being willing to not live up to their long term contracts as "hired guns." As the seconds tick by, Patrick becomes more and more fired up and Tuberville squirms more and more.

The entire interview is worth a listen because you don't hear tough, even uncomfortable interviews like this in sports these days...


Patrick may have gone a bit over the edge when he asked Tuberville, "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?" And, to Tuberville's credit, he hung in there and attempted to give some answers while avoiding putting his foot in his mouth or simply running away from the story. Overall, the tough interview was an interesting change of pace in a sports world that deifies instead of challenges college coaches.



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