Over at Tech's Alumni Association, the hope is the hiring of Coach Tommy Tuberville will convince a lot more alums to renew their support for the university. Since Coach Leach was fired, Dr. Bill Dean has spent his time answering hundreds of angry e-mails and phone calls, but the phone calls have subsided now that Coach Tuberville's on board, leaving Dr. Dean optimistic.
"I've talked to a couple of my colleagues in the Southeastern Conference and they have nothing but good things to say about him. Not only his ability as a coach, but a good citizen in the community, apparently he's willing to go talk to alumni, so these are all big pluses," says Dr. Dean.
He's now getting about half a dozen angry e-mails a day.
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