Tommy Tuberville is still the head coach at Texas Tech and might be for a long time. On the other hand, there is plenty of speculation that Arkansas may have Tuberville at the top of their wish list and we know that the Hogs will be making a change at season’s end. While there is no guarantee that Tuberville would take the Arkansas job if it was offered to him, he does appear to be an SEC guy — he was the head coach at Auburn for ten seasons (1999-2008) and was head coach at Ole Miss for four (1995-1998).
With Arkansas,Tennessee, Auburn, and even Kentucky all (possibly) looking for a new head coach, there is a good chance that Tuberville will not be in Lubbock much longer.
So, the real question I want to look at is who will replace Tuberville if he does happen to leave Lubbock in his rear-view mirror?
I can think of two guys that will be at the top of Tech’s wish list.
- Sonny Dykes (head coach at La. Tech) – He is the son of former Red Raider head coach Spike Dykes and will surely get a look if the Raiders are looking for a new man.
- Kliff Kingsbury (OC at Texas A&M) – Played QB for the Red Raiders from 1998-2002 and is currently one of the hottest offensive coordinators in the business. I wouldn’t think Kingsbury would leave his current position for very many other job offers, however, things are a little different when its your own school.
I would imagine that Dykes would be the easier one of the two for Tech to lure away from their current position. However, at this point, a change in Lubbock is not a guarantee.