Out of football and looking for a new job, former football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering a run for office as governor of Alabama.
The former coach at Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas Tech and Cincinnati is planning to run as the representative of the Republican party, and will make his decision largely based on a survey of Alabama residents concerning his worthiness of holding the position.
Tuberville resigned from his job at Cincinnati in December last season after going 4-8, and is now looking to wade into other waters. If he were to decide to run for office, his opponent would be current governor Robert Bentley whose popularity has taken a hit after a suspected affair with one of his aide’s.
Tubberville is expected to make his decision public in the coming weeks.
This isn’t his first foray into politics, though. In 2011, amid rumors that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate proved he was ineligible to hold the presidency, Tuberville went on Fox News and spoke with Sean Hannity: “Obviously there’s got to be something on there that he doesn’t want anyone to see.”
One can’t help but wonder what effect his time coaching at Auburn will have in the outcome should he choose to run.
Alabama fans won’t like him too much, and Auburn fans might not either. Tuberville finished his final season with Auburn under .500 and ineligible for a bowl game.
Happy voting, Alabama!
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