Big 12 football: Tuberville says award 2004 title to someone
In the wake of the Southern Cal football scandal, Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville wants some team to be awarded the 2004 national championship.
If it’s Auburn, which Tuberville coached in ’04 and which was overlooked for the national title game, fine. If it’s Oklahoma, which was drubbed by USC 55-19 in the Orange Bowl title game, good. If it’s Utah, which also went undefeated that season and won the Fiesta Bowl, OK.
Just give it somebody, Tuberville said. ”If you’re going to take it away from somebody, why in the world would you not give it to somebody,” Tuberville said during Big 12 media days. “Whether it’s us (Auburn), or Oklahoma, or Utah.”
Tuberville reminded the media that Auburn “had a heck of a football team that year.” The Tigers went 13-0 and won the SEC. “Hey, we didn’t get a chance to play” USC, which finished 12-0.
USC has gone on probation for illegal benefits provided to star tailback Reggie Bush, and some of the organizations that hand out national championships have said they either will take away USC’s title or at least consider it.
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