I can't believe Tennessee didn't consider him a strong candidate especially with his record against Bama, although I'm not so sure he wanted back in the SEC.
Personally I always thought Tuberville was an outstanding coach and was possibly the best coach Auburn ever had.
Coach Jordan had some success but not consistently like Tuberville, and I've said forever that Pat Dye, in my opinion, accomplished the least with the most talent of most any coach in SEC history. Yes he won a couple of SEC Titles but for about ten years he had the talent to win the national championship every single year and never did it.
At any rate I think Cincy got a good one. I don't know how well Tubs will like Ohio though. He's pretty southern rooted.