Texas Tech ushers in a new era with coach Tommy Tuberville

When he was hired at Ole Miss in 1995, the school was under NCAA sanctions and had only 55 scholarship players. Two years later he led the Rebels to their first bowl game in five seasons and was named SEC Coach of the Year.

Of course, Texas Tech is a different kind of monster. This is not a program in need of rebuilding, coming off its eighth straight season with at least eight wins, which is why Tuberville doesn’t intend on reinventing the wheel; he simply wants to add bite where the Red Raiders have been lacking it.