Texas Tech Coach Tommy Tuberville Hits Assistant (Video)
Red Raiders coach Tommy Tuberville was seen striking graduate assistant Kevin Oliver upside the head after an offensive penalty, knocking off his hat and headset.
Tuberville was obviously pissed off, which led to much attention in during the post-game press conference and all over the internet.
"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."
Tuberville, 58, is not known for being hot-tempered, which is even more of a reason to be surprised by the footage.
Although there are no signs of punishment for the third-year coach (other than a moderate slap on the hand, I'm sure), he needs to gather himself and remember what happened to Mike Leach not too long ago.
And maybe get the poor kid he hit a clean hat.
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