My favorite thing about this report is that Tuberville supposedly fired his defensive line coach after complaining that his linemen were outsized by their opponents.
Texas Tech fans, this likely isn’t going to end well.
War Eagle! As bad as Saturday was, at least you weren’t rooting for a Tuberville-coached team that, on the way to getting waxed by 60, managed to pull off the difficult let-the-other-team-score-on-its-own-kickoff triple axel:
That’s gotta make Bob Stoops sick to his stomach.
You know, it’s thinking like this that can cost an undefeated team a shot at a national title:
Texas Tech had to drop a team from the nonconference schedule because the Big 12 wanted to play a round-robin conference schedule. That team just happened to be non-BCS heavyweight TCU. Tubs, of course, admitted that Tech dropped TCU because TCU “isn’t the type of team we need to play now.”
I guess Tuberville figures that to be the man, you gotta beat the cupcake.
Tommy Tuberville has a new theory on why his 2004 Auburn team should be awarded the national title which was just vacated: “Someone should be awarded (the) title. If not, the team that had to forfeit is not really punished.”
I could be wrong, but I suspect that Southern Cal begs to differ with Tubs on that. Still, it’s nice of him to care.
It’s a pretty safe bet that any discussion involving Tommy Tuberville and Sean Hannity is going to be fertile grounds for mockery. This one doesn’t disappoint.
UPDATE: More good stuff here.
“We’ve got to have leadership in this country,” Tuberville said. “For our president to do something like this, to go to a church and portray an image like this, doesn’t represent all people. I’m a football coach, and I have to represent everybody on our football team and our alumni and our fan base. I’m the leader, and you have to do that, so leadership’s very important.”
It’s beyond me why he’d stick himself out there like that. I’ve got to believe there are plenty of recruits and their families with a different opinion of the President than Tuberville’s. Although I’m sure Craig James is thrilled to find that he and Tubs are kindred spirits.
No scheduling conflict with ESPN here:
In a totally expected development, Texas Tech’s offense last year declined from its Leach-era levels of excellence to the merely mediocre.
… The Red Raiders not only declined in raw statistics, but also in their rank within the conference. This decline was also across the board. After ranking either first or second in completion percentage in the conference in each of Leach’s last four seasons, the Red Raiders fell to fifth in 2010. An even further descent occurred in yards per pass, where the Red Raiders fell to ninth and passer rating where they fell to eighth. Not only did the Red Raiders decline in every significant passing category, but outside of completion percentage, they were below average throwing the football!
If the past is any indication, it’s the quarterbacks’ fault.
Dig in, dig in…
I’m not sure what I enjoy most about this story – that James Willis, after being given a shot at defensive coordinator by his long-time head coach Tommy Tuberville, is walking away from his mentor, that Tuberville learned about the move from third parties instead of from Willis directly, or that Will Muschamp’s first coaching hire at Florida may be the guy who masterminded a defense which ranked No. 116 out of 120 major-college teams in total defense and last in pass defense in 2010.
It’s all good, though.