Tuberville Texas Tech Press conference video
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Red Raiders open the season on Aug. 31 at SMU and close on Thanksgiving Day at Texas
Tommy Tuberville will address the media Monday at 11:45 a.m. during his weekly media luncheon
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Tommy Tuberville resigned as head football coach at Texas Tech on Dec. 8, 2012.
Tommy Tuberville completed his three-year coaching tenure at Texas Tech with a 20-17 overall record and 9-17 mark in Big 12 play following the 2012 regular season.
The Red Raiders 7-5 overall record in 2012 earned Tech a berth to the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas in Houston on Dec. 28. Tech finished in a four-way tie for fifth place in the Big 12 with a 4-5 league record during Tuberville's final season.
Tech raced out to a 6-1 record to open the 2012 season with victories over three non-conference opponents (Northwestern State, Texas State and New Mexico), along with victories over Big 12 foes Iowa State, No. 4 West Virginia and No. 21 TCU on the road. Tech received a No. 14 national ranking following the eighth week of the regular season. Tech finished with seven wins on the season, its second seven-win regular season under Tuberville in three years.
Tech went from having the 114th ranked defense in the country in 2011 to having the 39th ranked defense in the nation following the conclusion of the regular season in 2012. Tech also finished the season with the No. 2 ranked passing offense, No. 12 ranked total offense and No. 23 ranked passing defense.
Tech led the Big 12 Conference in both passing offense and passing defense in 2012. It was the first time a Big 12 program led the league in both passing offense and defense since 2007 (Texas Tech).
Tuberville led Tech to back-to-back 4-0 starts to the regular season in 2011 and 2012 - a first by the Red Raider football program.
The 2012 season also marked a school single-season average home attendance record with an average attendance mark of 57, 215 for the season. The previous record was set during Tuberville's first season in 2010.
Tuberville assembled the top two recruiting classes in school history that placed the Red Raiders in the national top 25 in both 2011 and 2012.
In Tuberville's second season at the helm, the Red Raiders started 5-2 overall, following a 41-38 victory over No. 1 Oklahoma in Norman. It marked Tech's first-ever win over a top-ranked team on the road and the victory snapped the Sooners school-record 39-game home winning streak, which was the longest active home winning streak in the country.
Tech finished the season 5-7 while dropping its final five games of the season. It marked the first losing season for Tech in 16 years and snapped a streak of 18 consecutive years where the Red Raiders were bowl eligible.
In year one, Tuberville led the Red Raiders to an 8-5 record and became the first coach in school history to win a bowl game in his first season. Armed with a prolific offense and an improving defense, the Red Raiders secured their 11th consecutive bowl bid by ending the regular-season with back-to-back wins.
Tuberville's strong bowl history proved beneficial for the Red Raiders as he led them to a 45-38 win over Northwestern, which gave Tech its third consecutive win over a Big Ten foe.
The excitement for Tuberville's first season was historic as a new single-season school record for season tickets was established with sales peaking at 46, 565. In 10 seasons at Auburn (1999-2008), Tuberville led the Tigers to 85 overall wins, which ranks fourth in school history. The Tigers also won 49 Southeastern Conference games, a number that is the fourth-best mark in the SEC. Tuberville led Auburn to seven-straight bowl appearances, including New Year's Day bowl games in four of those years.
In 2007, Tuberville led Auburn to a 9-4 mark, including a 5-3 record in the Southeastern Conference with wins at No. 4 Florida and a record-setting sixth consecutive win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl. The Tigers concluded the season with an overtime victory over Clemson in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, marking the program's fifth bowl victory in the last six seasons. For the second consecutive year, Tuberville was a finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award for his efforts on and off the field.
The 2006 season saw Tuberville direct the Tigers to their second season with at least 10 wins in the previous three years with an 11-2 record after a 17-14 victory over Nebraska in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. One of three finalists for the inaugural Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award, Tuberville's 2006 squad was the only program in the country to defeat two teams ranked in the top five nationally - National Champion Florida and LSU.
Coming off a perfect 13-0 season in 2004, expectations for Tommy Tuberville's 2005 Auburn squad were modest after the Tigers lost four players to the first round of the NFL draft, including their entire starting backfield. But Auburn surprised many of the experts, finishing 9-3 and earning a share of its fifth Southeastern Conference Western Division title in six years. Auburn ended the regular season with back-to-back victories over Georgia and Alabama - two teams ranked at the time in the top 10 - setting a new school record in the process with 22 victories over a two year period.
In 2004, Tuberville led Auburn to its best season ever as the Tigers won a school-record 13 games and captured the SEC Championship and the NOKIA Sugar Bowl title.