Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville wins Alabama senate race


Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville is formally headed to Washington. 

Tuberville knocked off Alabama Sen. Doug Jones of their senate race on Tuesday evening, in accordance with The Related Press.

The Related Press referred to as the race with simply lower than 50 % of votes having been counted within the race, although greater than 61 % of these votes had been granted to Tuberville.

Tommy Tuberville elected to first public workplace

Tuberville coached at Auburn from 1999-2008, racking up an 85-40 document whereas reaching a bowl sport in all however two of his 10 seasons there. He additionally spent 4 years main Ole Miss, three at Texas Tech and 4 at Cincinnati earlier than retiring in 2016. 

Tuberville, who has by no means held public workplace, beat former Lawyer Basic Jeff Classes in a Republican major runoff within the state in July. He gained that runoff race simply sooner or later after incomes the endorsement of President Donald Trump  — who infamously referred to Alabama coach Nick Saban as “Lou Saban” within the endorsement name

All through his race with Jones, Tuberville repeatedly declined to interact. He by no means agreed to a debate with the incumbent and did only a few media interviews. When he has, he’s fumbled repeatedly on points

Regardless of his inexperience, nonetheless, legendary political advisor James Carville famous forward of Election Day that Tuberville held a big lead

“He’s received a 24-3 lead,” Carville informed Yahoo Sports activities. “He’s going to run the ball, play stop protection and run the clock out. It’s not essentially a silly factor to do. He’d by no means run earlier than. He’s by no means going to debate or do something like that. He’s by no means thrown a cross in an SEC sport, he doesn’t must cross. He’s forward 24-3.”

Clearly, that lead was an excessive amount of for Jones to beat.

Tommy Tuberville, who was backed by President Donald Trump, coached at Auburn from 1999-2008. (AP/Butch Dill)

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