The war of words that former college coach Tommy Tuberville started has now reached a new low.
It started when Tuberville, on the nationally syndicated Rick and Bubba radio show, compared Lubbock, Texas — the home of Texas Tech, the school he used to coach — to Iraq.
“You run me off at Auburn and you ship me to Lubbock, Texas,” Tuberville said on the broadcast Wednesday. “I’m going to tell you what, that’s like going to Siberia. Somebody asked me, ‘What’s Lubbock look like?’ It looked like Iraq.”
As you might imagine, that didn’t sit well with some people, and one of his former players fired back, likening Tuberville to one of the most vicious figures in recent history:
Symons attended Texas Tech from 1999-2003, and in his one year as a starter (2003) he passed for an NCAA record 5,833 passing yards. He spent a season with the Houston Texans — he didn’t appear in any games — was signed and cut by the Chicago Bears, and played in the now-defunct NFL Europe league.
It should be noted that Symons never played for Tuberville, whose head coaching resume includes stints at Ole Miss (1995-1998), Auburn, (1999-2008), Texas Tech (2010-2012) and Cincinnati (2013-2016).
Tuberville resigned as the Bearcats’ head coach following last seaosn’s 4-8 record.
It’s OK for these guys to go at it, but maybe pick another analogy, and not that of a heartless dictator known for viciously slaughtering his own people.