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Tommy Tuberville incident has many asking where the adult supervision is at Texas Tech

JENNI CARLSON COMMENTARY — Just a week after smacking the headset off an assistant coach, Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville will be roaming the visitors' sideline at Oklahoma State. After watching video of the incident, and hearing Tuberville's excuse, you have to wonder if he should be.
by Jenni Carlson Published: November 16, 2012

And, of course, Texas Tech was the final stop for Bob Knight, president of the Coaches Behaving Badly Club.

But now, Texas Tech is doing nothing about Tuberville. It sends an extremely mixed message.

Behavior like this isn't OK — until it is.

Tuberville did apologize to the grad assistant, Kevin Oliver, for his actions.

“After watching the film when I got home,” he said Monday, “it was obvious what a lot of people were upset about and it upset me, too.”

According to media reports during that press conference, Tuberville got emotional while talking about the incident.

Hey, that's good. He feels badly. He is contrite.

But that doesn't change the fact that he deserves to be punished for what he did. He should be sitting in Lubbock, not coaching in Stillwater.

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by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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