Tuberville interviews for Texas Tech opening

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville is meeting with Texas Tech officials as they search for a new head coach.

Texas Tech athletics department spokesman Chris Cook said Tuesday that Tuberville will visit with university and athletic department administrators. Interim coach Ruffin McNeill has also had talks with school officials.

Athletics director Gerald Myers says he could have a pick by the end of the week — and that McNeill will be strongly considered for the permanent job.

Tuberville stepped down at Auburn in December 2008, ending a 10-year tenure that included a perfect season and a string of teams that contended for Southeastern Conference championships.

McNeill took over after Texas Tech suspended and then fired Mike Leach amid allegations of mistreating a player with a concussion.

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