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University of Cincinnati athletic director weighs in on Tuberville's outburst

Coach told heckler to 'go to hell,' 'get a job'
Posted: 3:19 PM, Nov 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-06 16:08:34-05

CINCINNATI -- Call it what you want, it ain't an apology.

University of Cincinnati Athletic Director Mike Bohn issued a statement Sunday afternoon after frustrated football coach Tommy Tuberville told a heckler to "go to hell" and "get a job."

His outburst came as the Bearcats lost 20-3 to BYU at Nippert Stadium. The team is 4-5 overall this season, and 1-4 in their conference.

Bohn's explanation: Tuberville "was put in a no-win situation in front of his team last night which resulted in an out of character response for him. He expressed frustrations from an emotional game.

"Our team, led by our seniors, is fully engaged with coach and his staff to fight to the finish."

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WCPO's Keenan Singleton recorded Tuberville yelling at the heckler as he headed to the locker room. Since then, FOX Sports , Sports Illustrated and USA Today have picked up the story.