Saturday, January 9, 2010

Report: Tuberville in at Texas Tech

Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville vowed to return to coaching in 2010.

It appears he found his landing spot.

ESPN reported Saturday afternoon that Tuberville reached an agreement to become the new head coach at Texas Tech.

The report said Texas Tech scheduled a Sunday news conference in Lubbock, Tex. It also reported that Tuberville and his family would fly to Lubbock on Saturday night.

Tuberville went 85-40 – including seven of 10 games against Alabama – during his 10 years at Auburn after going 25-20 in four seasons at Ole Miss. His biggest year came in 2004 when Auburn went 13-0 and won the SEC. The Tigers were left out of the BCS Championship Game that year.

Tuberville resigned last December, four days after the Tigers lost 36-0 to Alabama to close out a 5-7 campaign.

Texas Tech needed a coach after firing Mike Leach for his mistreatment of receiver Adam James, who had been diagnosed with a concussion. Leach has refuted the claims and is currently suing the university for libel and slander.

The Red Raiders averaged 8.4 wins per season under Leach and also won the Alamo Bowl this year under interim coach Ruffin McNeill.

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