Tommy Tuberville is running to be the great state of Alabama’s United States Senator.
He’s got some baggage, though. He has a hard time with commitment.
Just ask the folks at Ole Miss. Or this kid, “who was in Lubbock for an official visit last weekend, told the recruiting site Wreckem247.com that Tuberville stepped away from a dinner with several recruits and assistant coaches Friday night and never returned” after receiving and accepting an offer to become Cincinnati’s coach. Or Cincinnati, for that matter.
That seems like a target-rich environment for a political competitor. So, if you’re Tubs, and you really don’t want to stick to sports, what’s the winning strategy? Apparently, it’s pandering.
Tuberville returned several times to the theme that a belief in God is essential to fixing what he believes are the nation’s pressing problems. He received applause and an amen or two when he said he believes the Trump presidency was a gift from God.
“I want to help Donald Trump and you get this mess straightened out,” Tuberville said. “And I’m going to do that. But we’ve got to put Jesus and God before everything else. And if we don’t do that we’re going to be brought down to our knees again.”
Maybe that’s why he never won a national title at Auburn.