(Sports) Video:Texas Tech Coach Tommy Tuberville Smacks His Assistant After a Team Penalty

It’s very rare to see any physical contact between coaches on a sideline, so the reaction to this incident should be interesting, and it probably won’t be pretty for Tuberville. The Avalanche-Journal later identified the assistant as offensive graduate assistant Kevin Oliver.

Here was Tuberville’s answer in his press conference after the game. We’ll let you be the judge:

“He was on the field, I reached to grab him and pull him off, and when I pulled I missed his shirt and I grabbed his facemask — or his microphone — and it just ripped off his head,” Tuberville said. “I was trying to get him off the field.”