Flexibility helped Tuberville gain success

In what could have been interpreted as a jab at Mike Leach, Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance said last week that he was looking to hire a coach who could put the Red Raiders in a BCS bowl game and "beat the University of Texas more than 20 percent of the time."

Leach, the coach Tech fired on Dec. 30, had a 2-8 record against Texas.

In hiring Tommy Tuberville on Saturday, Tech landed a coach that beat his last major instate rival 70 percent of the time. Tuberville went 7-3 coaching Auburn against Alabama from 1999 through 2008.

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