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Texas Tech Hands Tuberville One Year Extension

Texas Tech University announced Tuesday a one-year contract extension with increased compensation for head football coach Tommy Tuberville. The extension has Tuberville under contract until the 2015 Football season at Texas Tech and will increase his compensation from $1.5 million to $2 million per season.

“I am grateful to the university for believing in our vision for this football program and I am thrilled to be a Red Raider,” said Tuberville. “My family and myself have been embraced warmly by this community and all of Red Raider Nation and I believe that unity was a major contributor in us winning eight games the first year along with a bowl championship. Texas Tech is a tremendous place and together we can achieve our goals of graduating student-athletes and winning football games.”

Athletic Director Gerald Myers added, “Coach Tuberville has done a great job of representing Texas Tech and we believe he is the right person to lead our football program.”

Texas Tech Football ended the season 8-5(3-5 conference) and finished the season with a victory in the Ticket City Bowl at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas January 1. Texas Tech had a record of season ticket sales at 46, 565 and an average home attendance of 57,107 with a home record of 4-2 in the 2010 season.

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