Texas Tech rallying around Thomsen
HOUSTON — Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege has seen this before.
The Red Raiders head into Friday’s Meineke Car Care Bowl against Minnesota after some serious upheaval with coach Tommy Tuberville abruptly leaving the team for the job in Cincinnati. Doege, a senior, remembers how the team came together for a win in the Alamo Bowl under an interim coach just days after coach Mike Leach was fired in the 2009 season.
The Red Raiders have hired Kliff Kingsbury to replace Tuberville, but interim coach Chris Thomsen will lead Texas Tech against the Golden Gophers.
“It’s settled now, and the young guys are excited. I remember ... when I was younger how close we became as a football team,” Doege said. “Because with all the uncertainty, all the distractions, that’s what gets you through it.”
Thomsen, who coached the offensive line before becoming the interim head coach, said