AP source: Tuberville to become Texas Tech coach

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A person close to the decision tells the Associated Press that Texas Tech has hired Tommy Tuberville as its next coach.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the school had not yet announced the decision.

Tuberville will succeed Mike Leach, who was fired last month amid allegations he mistreated a player who suffered a concussion.

The 55-year-old Tuberville stepped down at Auburn in December 2008, ending a 10-year tenure that included a perfect season and a string of teams that contended for Southeastern Conference championships.

Tuberville was 85-40 at Auburn, including a 13-0 season in 2004 when the Tigers finished No. 2 and won the SEC title for the first time in 15 years.