Tuberville says "great" to talk of TTU in PAC 10 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/7/10

Tuberville says "great" to talk of TTU in PAC 10

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By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Texas Tech's brand new football coach is now on the record concerning TTU's possible move to the PAC 10. 

Speaking in Tyler Monday, Tommy Tuberville said, "I'm not privy to all that stuff.  I'm a football coach.  I don't get to make any of those decisions."  Tuberville made his comments to KCBD NewsChannel 11's sister station in Tyler Texas, KLTV.

"But if it happened and we went to the PAC 10, that would be great," Tuberville continues.  "I think it would be an opportunity for TV and more money for all the athletic programs, and for players to travel to different places."

But Tuberville recognizes that this is not a done deal by any stretch.  If Missouri and Nebraska (especially Nebraska) resist offers to go to the Big 10 and stay in the Big 12 then Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and others are also likely to stay in the Big 12.

"I think there's got to be a lot of things happen for that [TTU moving to the PAC 10] to come to fruition.  So, I think it's great talk right now.  It could happen.  But it's a long ways away."

Meanwhile PAC 10 Commissioner Larry Scott told ESPN radio that it's really up to Texas Tech and the other Big 12 South schools as to whether or not the PAC 10 expands.  "Obviously if schools are happy where they are, there is no expansion," Scott says.

(Pete Christy contributed to this report)

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