Tommy Tuberville didn’t have the nicest things to say about Lubbock, Texas. And one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in NCAA history fired back at the former Auburn and Ole Miss coach.
On Wednesday, Tuberville compared Lubbock to Iraq in a radio interview with the Rick & Bubba Show. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech, where Tuberville was coach from 2010-12.
“You run me off at Auburn and you ship me to Lubbock, Texas,” Tuberville said. “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.”
On Friday, former Texas Tech quarterback B.J. Symons took to Twitter to call out Tuberville, comparing him to Saddam Hussein.
Hey Tommy – If Lubbock was Iraq then you were Saddam Hussein and one evil shitty ass coach https://t.co/F1JeKhvihS
— BJ Symons (@BJSymons) May 19, 2017
Symons attended Texas Tech from 1999-2003. He was a backup for current Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury from 2000 to 2002. In 2003, Symons started every game for the Red Raiders and threw for an NCAA record 5,833 passing yards.
Tuberville resigned at Cincinnati after the Bearcats went 4-8 this past season. Tuberville also mulled running for governor of Alabama earlier in 2017.