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Tuberville goes weak in offering limp explanation of slap


It’s one thing to lay your hands on another man in full view of television cameras.

It’s another matter entirely to offer an explanation that flies in the face of all available video evidence.

Yet for some reason, that’s the tack Tommy Tuberville has decided to take.  Following No. 25 Texas Tech’s 41-34 double overtime win over Kansas on Saturday, the head coach was asked about a sideline incident in which it walks, talks and smacks like he took a slap at one of his assistant coaches, grad or otherwise.

Tuberville’s explanation?

He was on the field, and I reached to grab him and pull him off. When I pulled, I missed his shirt and I grabbed his (headset) and his microphone ripped off his head. I was trying to get him off the field. “He’s out on the field, and we’re trying to get him off. I missed his shoulder, and grabbed his … . It wasn’t anything to it.”

Talk about making a bad situation worse.  In no way, shape or form was Tuberville going to pull anything.  In a fit of anger and/or rage over a 12-men-on-the-field penalty, Tuberville lashed out with a slap and knocked the special teams assistant’s headphones and ball cap to the ground.

His motion suggested anything other than a pull.  The only pulling the coach is doing now is our collective legs.  Or the wool over the eyes of the visually impaired.

UPDATED 6:09 p.m. ET: Here’s an expanded version of Tuberville’s postgame comments, courtesy of quotes distributed the Texas Tech.

Q. Early second half the situation where you had 4th and 2 at your midfield, what happened between you and your GA there?

COACH TUBERVILLE: Oh, I reached and grabbed him. He was on the field, and I reached to grab him and pull him off. When I pulled, I missed his shirt and I grabbed his face mask and his microphone ripped off his head. I was trying to get him off the field.

Q. Was there no heatedness on your part?


Q. It looked like a lot of confusion there. They were throwing personnel on the field.

COACH TUBERVILLE: Yeah, he was trying to help me get him off. But he’s standing out on the field and we’re trying to get him off, and the referee’s standing there. I just pulled him off and missed his shoulder and grabbed his I mean, it wasn’t anything to it. It was just one of those deals where I missed his shoulder and ended up grabbing the microphone on his head set and pulled it off.

Q. You weren’t heated (Indiscernible)?

COACH TUBERVILLE: Well, not at him. We couldn’t get the right personnel. We got two back to back penalties. That’s what I was hot about.

Dismissed Wolverine Logan Tuley-Tillman charged with three felonies

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Back on September 10, it was announced that Jim Harbaugh had dismissed Logan Tuley-Tillman for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.”  Now we know what that unacceptable conduct was.  Allegedly.

Wednesday morning, mlive.com is reporting, Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies stemming from a Sept. 4 incident in which he’s accused of filming a sex act with a woman without her knowledge. Tuley-Tillman was officially charged with two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.

From the report:

Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.

The incident occurred in the 300 block of Catherine Street Sept. 4. Tuley-Tillman is accused of filming a portion of a sexual encounter with a woman without her knowledge and then transmitting it to his personal device without her permission, according to Ann Arbor police.

Tuley-Tillman was a four-star member of Brady Hoke‘s second-to-last UM recruiting class, rated as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Illinois.  He played in one game as a redshirt freshman last season, the season opener against Appalachian State.

This season, he had been listed as the No. 2 left tackle and played in the 2015 opener.

WVU loses All-Big 12 DB Karl Joseph to season-ending knee injury

MORGANTOWN, WV - SEPTEMBER 29:  Karl Joseph #8 of the West Virginia Mountaineers tackles Jarred Salubi #21 of the Baylor Bears during the game on September 29, 2012 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.  WVU defeated Baylor 70-63.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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One of the most talented players on the defensive side of the ball not only in the Big 12 but in the country has seen his season come to an abrupt end.

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced Tuesday that Karl Joseph will miss the remainder of the 2015 season because of an injury to his right knee.  The hard-hitting safety sustained the injury in a non-contact drill during practice Tuesday.

The injury also marks the end of Joseph’s collegiate playing career as he’s off to the NFL next spring.

“I am devastated and heartbroken for Karl,” Holgorsen said in a statement. “He is a young man who has given everything he has to our football program and University over the past four years and who elected to return to WVU for his senior season to earn his degree and to be a part of something special with this team. He exemplifies what it means to be a Mountaineer. Karl is an All-American, a fierce competitor, a leader and I know he will have a full recovery, and I can’t wait to watch him on Sundays next fall.”

Joseph started all 42 games in which he played for the Mountaineers. He was first-team All-Big 12 last season, and his name littered numerous preseason All-American teams this year.

“I want to thank my teammates and my coaches for their outpouring of support,” Joseph said. “This has been difficult for me and my family but I know I will come through this stronger than ever. I will forever be a Mountaineer and will be cheering on our team every step of the way.”