CINCINNATI -- After spending the past 17 years in the rural locales of Oxford, Miss., Auburn, Ala., and
Lubbock, Texas, Tommy Tuberville currently resides in a condominium on the downtown Cincinnati riverfront. Often, after work, he walks to Great American Ball Park, where he attended five of the Reds' first six home games. He's a regular at the famed Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse, and last month, he looked out his window and saw a parade of animals being unloaded next to U.S. Bank Arena -- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus had come to town.
"So I went down to Ringling Brothers by myself, watched a little of the circus," said Tuberville. "It's brought me back to my Miami years, there's so much to do."
Few who have lived or visited both places would draw cultural comparisons between the homes of South Beach and Skyline Chili. But for Tuberville, the more apt parallel may be between the school where he cut his teeth as an assistant from 1986-93 and the one he took over as head coach last December.
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