Texas Tech athletics department spokesman Chris Cook said Tuesday that Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, above, will visit with university and athletic department administrators as they search for a new head football coach.
Ruffin McNeill, the interim head coach after Texas Tech suspended and fired Mike Leach last month, is leaving the program.
McNeill came to Texas Tech with Leach in 2000 and was the only
other candidate for the head coaching job that was filled by Tommy
Tuberville. McNeill had been Texas Tech's defensive coordinator
Also not returning are inside receivers coach Lincoln Riley,
running backs coach Clay McGuire, cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell
and Eric Russell, who coordinated specials teams.
Carlos Mainord, who coached the safeties, is retiring.
Tuberville is keeping offensive line coach Matt Moore and
defensive ends coach Charlie Sadler. Dennis Simmon, who coached the
wide receivers in Tech's high-flying offense, will work with the