LUBBOCK, TX - Former Texas Tech Head Football Coach Tommy Tuberville might run for governor in Alabama, according to an article posted Tuesday morning by cbssports.com.
“Two words -- Donald Trump,” said Terry Lathan, the chairman of the Alabama Republican Party. “It would shake some things up, wouldn’t it?”
The article by Dennis Dodd said Tuberville could begin the process to be on the ballot for the Republican primary in June 2018.
Dodd wrote, “There is an ongoing statewide phone poll being conducted involving about 50,000 people that will sway him. In a week or two, Tuberville is likely to make a go or no-go decision.”
“He’s probably the only one I can think of who has been in a stadium with 80,000 or 90,000 people where everyone there could point him out on the sidelines,” Lathan said in the cbssports.com article.
Tuberville in 2004 took Auburn to a 13 and 0 season. His Auburn team beat in-state rival Alabama six consecutive times. (Would that cost him some votes?)
From 2010 – 2012, Tuberville coached Texas Tech with an overall record of 20 wins and 17 losses.
He went from Texas Tech to Cincinnati where he resigned in December after a 4 – 8 season.
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