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geauxpetty
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How Tuberville left Texas Tech



HeadBusta4LSU
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
What a prick


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audodger
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
At least he didn't lie to them.


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AtlantaLSUfan
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
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After (the recruit) asked the coach how long he intended on coaching at Texas Tech, Danzey said Tuberville got up from the table.



Hard to fault him. Only better way he could have handled that would be to bow out of the dinner all together. I mean, what is the right thing to do? Say "well I'm interviewing right now"?


LSUGrad9295
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
Tuberville gonna Tuberville....


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Golfer
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
Probably the most professional thing he could have done, IMO.



LSUandAU
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
Much more to it than that...much more...


Dr. 3
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
It really depends if he knew prior to that meeting he was going to take the job, which it appears so. Theres nothing professional about walking out of a dinner without saying anything.


Flair Chops
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Dr. 3
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
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Much more to it than that...much more..


Do tell


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Flair Chops
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It really depends if he knew prior to that meeting he was going to take the job, which it appears so. Theres nothing professional about walking out of a dinner without saying anything.
yeah, but tech deserves that kind of treatment after the way they handled the james/leech incident


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Kracka
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
I didn't really get why he left? Since when in Cincinatti a step up from Texas Tech?


LSUandAU
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
He improved the program at Tech, met with the team and had a great discussion about leaving with them, etc...at meeting's end, his TT players gave him a standing O and thanked him. A big part of the decision involves his wife and he wanted to be back near SEC country, etc. It happened fast, the offer and acceptance, but he handled it as professionally as possible. Tech was only paying him $300K base, but it isn't about the money. He really wanted the Arkansas job!


dirtbag lsu
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
Have you ever lived or been to Lubbock Texas? I understand completely.


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jacks40
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
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Probably the most professional thing he could have done, IMO.


They thought he was going to the restroom but he left the restaurant.


teke184
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
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I didn't really get why he left? Since when in Cincinatti a step up from Texas Tech?


Since the program went from being a near-BCS program under Leach to being in a post-Leach era.


On top of that, people in the coaching changes board claim that Tubby's wife had a drunken car accident that killed a local and was covered up by the powers-that-be. Apparently the locals didn't take it too well.


Golfer
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
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They thought he was going to the restroom but he left the restaurant.



He likely excused himself from the table.

He was in a no-win situation. Hindsight says he probably shouldn't have even attended the dinner, but it was certainly better than lying to the recruit.

I took a new job a few months ago and had to sit at a dinner with a client just before I was leaving for my new role and talk to them about the long-term benefits and partnership that would occur. I felt scummy the entire dinner.


jacks40
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r. I felt scummy the entire dinner.


At any point did you feel like saying you were going to the restroom and bolting the restaurant was a viable option?


Golfer
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re: How Tuberville left Texas Tech
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At any point did you feel like saying you were going to the restroom and bolting the restaurant was a viable option?



That wasn't the point I was trying to make. That dinner was a no-win situation.

Again, he likely excused himself from the table. Which is different than going to the restroom and not coming back.


jacks40
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On top of that, people in the coaching changes board claim that Tubby's wife had a drunken car accident that killed a local and was covered up by the powers-that-be. Apparently the locals didn't take it too well.


To be fair though it was an 87 year old that died 3 months after the accident. Not like the deceased had been in the hospital hanging on to life either, guy had been living at his house.


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