Texas Tech, Tubby, Tommy Tuberville, Tim Tadlock, And Tammy T. Tammertone

Texas Tech seems to have a pattern when it comes to hiring head coaches.

Alliteratively-named higher-learning institution Texas Tech announced this afternoon that they have hired Tubby Smith to take over their tumultuous basketball team. (Say that five times fast.) Texas Tech’s Tubby, who previously coached Minnesota, joins an elite club of Red Raider coaches who sound like characters from picture books for children.

Tubby Smith, men’s basketball coach

Kliff Kingsbury, football coach

Tim Tadlock, baseball coach

Tommy Tuberville, former football coach

Tammy T. Tammertone, women’s golf coach

Okay, we might’ve made that last one up. But anyway, apparently a little alliteration, or in Tubby’s case, having a silly name that’s alliterative when combined with the name of the place you work, can take you very far in Texas.

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