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Report: Ex-UC coach Tommy Tuberville considering running for governor of Alabama

Report: Ex-UC coach Tommy Tuberville considering running for governor of Alabama
Posted at 1:53 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 14:12:22-05

Ex-University of Cincinnati football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for governor of Alabama, according to a report from CBS Sports.

This report is based on a statement by Alabama Republican Party chairman Terry Lathan, although no direct quotes indicate that Tuberville himself said he is thinking about running for governor. Rather, the CBS Sports article marvels at the fact that the United States elected a president with no political experience, thus stating Tuberville could be a real contender for governor.

"Tuberville isn’t Donald Trump, but he isn’t coaching either, which makes him available for a run at the state’s highest office," Dennis Dodd's story reads. "And that availability -- in this day and age -- essentially makes him qualified."

Tuberville left Cincinnati after four seasons after a steady decline in wins and bowl game appearances. When he left UC, he said his coaching career was not over. 

Tuberville was also head coach at Ole Miss, Auburn and Texas Tech.

Watch video below of Tuberville telling a fan to "go to hell" after a Cincinnati loss