January 10, 2010
Texas Tech University officially introduced Tommy Tuberville as the 14th head football coach in the Red Raider program’s 85-year history at a Sunday afternoon press conference at United Spirit Arena on the Texas Tech campus.
Dr. Guy Bailey, university president, made the formal announcement, before Tech Director of Athletics Gerald Myers introduced Tuberville to a capacity-filled media room and legions of fans viewing over the internet.
“This is a great day for Texas Tech University, the department of athletics, the football program and all of our fans,” Myers said. “Coach Tuberville exemplifies what we were looking for in a head coach. We are confident that his brand of defense, coupled with an offense Tech fans have become accustomed to, will continue Texas Tech football on the path to Big 12 Championships and our place in the Bowl Championship Series.
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