Fans outraged after Tuberville knocks hat, headset off assistant - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

Fans outraged after Tuberville knocks hat, headset off assistant coach

Posted: Updated:
Source: Fox Sports Source: Fox Sports
  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Colts 2014 schedule released

    Colts 2014 schedule released

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:02:12 GMT
    The Indianapolis Colts 2014 schedule, released Wednesday by the NFL: Preseason Aug. 7, at New York Jets, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, New York Giants, 7 p.m. Aug. 23, New Orleans, 8 p.m. Aug. 28,More >>
    The Indianapolis Colts 2014 schedule, released Wednesday by the NFL.More >>
  • Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

    Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:34:52 GMT
    As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4.More >>
    Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle.More >>
  • Reds down the Bucs

    Reds down the Bucs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:53:53 GMT
    Alfredo Simon pitched into the seventh inning despite erratic control, Jay Bruce drove in a run for a fifth consecutive game and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Wednesday night. SimonMore >>

    Alfredo Simon pitched into the seventh inning despite erratic control, Jay Bruce drove in a run for a fifth consecutive game and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Wednesday night.More >>

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Texas Tech Coach Tommy Tuberville stirred up media controversy and outraged fans Saturday when he made physical contact with one of his assistant coaches, knocking his hat and headset off.

The Red Raiders had just taken a penalty for having too many men on the field when Tuberville appeared to grab or strike offensive graduate assistant Kevin Oliver.

The incident provoked a flood of comments from KCBD viewers.

KCBD viewer Ron Mann asked, "Is this acceptable on national TV for a Tech head coach?"

While Danny Hendrie thought the incident was being exaggerated.

"Tuberville hit the guy's headphones," Hendrie said. "Stop acting like he's suddenly the worst human to ever walk the earth."

Tuberville defended the action in his post-game press conference.

"I reached to grab him because he was on the field," Tuberville explained. "I tried to get him off it and when  I pulled, I missed his shirt and I grabbed his microphone off his head. I was trying to get him off the field. He's standing on the field, we're trying to get him off it and the referee's standing there. There wasn't anything to it. It was just one of those deals where I missed his shoulder and ended up grabbing the microphone on his headset."

You can read fan reaction and post your own comments on our Facebook page.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow