Had the headset incident not happened he might have stayed one more year. The fact is that he has a great relationship with AD at Cincy, the guy remembers working with Tommy when he was king of the hill at AU. Cincy is loaded with players and is returning talent next year. Tommy is too old to jump ship again. Believe it or not I think Tommy at his age wants to coach a few more years in a place that he has nothing to worry about. He can win at Cincy and may get a BCS bowl game their. If they get into the ACC he may think that is a conference he can get into the playoff in. The money is right the area is where his wife is from.
His endgame is working at a place that doesn't view 7-5 as a fireable offense.