Even though the smoke is far from clearing, and Texas Tech fans are far from coming to terms with the sudden dismissal of Coach Mike Leach, the Red Raider Nation can’t help but wonder about Tommy Tuberville .
The hot days of summer can culminate only one way. Nature dictates that ultimately, the steamy hours of August will be defeated by the changing winds of autumn. The subsequent turning of leaves and cool breezes are far more than mere climatic indicators, they mean the college football season is drawing near.
The Red Raiders can continue to stew about Mike Leach, but, as the summer peaks and begins to fizzle out, they can’t help but realize that they must first accept and then get acquainted with the man who will stalk the Tech sidelines when September comes.
So, who is Coach Tommy Tuberville, and, more importantly what can the Red Raider nation expect from him?
There has been much conversation about the man, his background, his honorable intentions, but, what will happen when he finally leads the brave boys clad in Scarlett and Black out of the tunnel and onto the field of honor?
Indeed, what will really happen when Tommy Tuberville straps the headsets on and starts calling the plays, making important in-game decisions; ultimately directing the destiny of a great football people anchored in dusty Lubbock?