Tuberville expects Red Raiders to be a force in 2010

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by Daniel Gotera / khou.com Sports Reporter

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Posted on February 4, 2010 at 7:19 PM

HOUSTON - Over a 10 year period, Mike Leach made Texas Tech football into a contender. Now, it’s Tommy Tuberville’s job to keep that tradition going.

“Every job that’s open usually has some problem, somewhere,” says Tuberville. “No situation is perfect.”

Far from it actually, especially when it came to recruiting. After Leach was let go, many feared the recruits he targeted would choose to go somewhere else. However, that didn’t happen thanks in large part to the new head coach.

“I’ve got a lot of contacts in Louisiana and Florida after coaching at Miami for 9 years,” says Tuberville. “So that is the route we decided to go with some players.”

And while he prides himself on defense, Tuberville is aware of what Tech can do on offense which is why he brought in the right personnel to make sure that spread attack stays the same.

“I had to go out and find an offensive coach in Neil Brown that knew this offense and so basically we will turn it over to him,” says Tuberville.

That way there are no surprises come September.

“When we come out next year and the first play we will run will be the Wishbone,” jokes Tuberville. “Just kidding, we’re not going to do that.”

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