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Alabama To Play Texas Tech in 2012: Tommy Tuberville Can Run, but He Can't Hide

L.C. MayCorrespondent IApril 1, 2010

It looks like Tommy Tuberville has decided to take on Nick Saban once again—only this time, Tuberville will be the head coach of a different team.

According to, Alabama and Texas Tech discussed playing a game at a mutual site. The mutual site they agreed upon is Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

So, this game sounds pretty exciting, right? Well, do not get too excited yet.

Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers told the n that the school had agreed to it. He also said he thinks Alabama has agreed to it.

He also stated that a contract has not been signed yet.

Saban told ESPN's Chris Low that Alabama has not agreed to it.

"We have a lot of options for 2012. We're in the process of weighing them. That's one of them," Saban said.

Despite this, Myers also stated that Saban and Tuberville were on board with the game.

So really, both sides have been back-and-forth with the decision.

If Alabama is smart, it would agree to this game. I still believe the Tide will play.

Alabama has had a tendency to start out its seasons with interesting games such as this one. During the past two years, the Tide have opened the season against tough ACC opponents in the Georgia Dome.

They will not open the 2010 season with what you would consider an interesting game, but Alabama still found a way to catch people's attention by having the second home game against Penn State.

Now if this game were to actually happen, it would be much more interesting than people think. Just think about it: Saban was the last coach Tuberville lost to before he got fired at Auburn.

There would be much raw emotion for Tuberville in this game. The game being played in Dallas Cowboys Stadium is just icing on the cake.

I believe a contract game will be drawn up and signed soon because of the level of interest it has attracted from fans—even though fans know it is not official yet.


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