Tommy Tuberville isn’t going to be the governor of Alabama. But the longtime Auburn coach will have a new title this fall.
ESPN announced on Wednesday that Tuberville has joined the network as a college football game analyst for the upcoming season. He will call games on an ESPN network or ABC, and his broadcast partners will be named soon.
Tuberville was the head coach of four schools from 1995-2016 — Ole Miss (1995-98), Auburn (1999-2008), Texas Tech (2010-12) and Cincinnati (2013-16). He had the most success with the Tigers, leading them to an SEC championship in 2004 and amassing an 85-40 record. He went 25-20 while at Ole Miss, and owns a 159-99 career record.
Tuberville resigned from Cincinnati after a 4-8 season last year. He had originally planned on running for governor of Alabama, but then decided against it.
ESPN released a video with Tuberville announcing the move:
Tommy Tuberville, from his beach home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, with a big announcement pic.twitter.com/bk8jcykWMN
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) July 19, 2017