Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville wasn’t happy that his team took a penalty on fourth and 2, so he hit one of his assistant coaches, knocking his hat and headset off. Read more after the jump.
It’s very rare to see any physical contact between coaches on a sideline, so the reaction to this incident should be interesting, and it probably won’t be pretty for Tuberville. The Avalanche-Journal later identified the assistant as offensive graduate assistant Kevin Oliver.
Here was Tuberville’s answer in his press conference after the game. We’ll let you be the judge:
“He was on the field, I reached to grab him and pull him off, and when I pulled I missed his shirt and I grabbed his facemask — or his microphone — and it just ripped off his head,” Tuberville said. “I was trying to get him off the field.”