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Tuberville Apologizes After Comparing Lubbock to Iraq

Former Texas Tech head football coach Tommy Tuberville has apologized after comparing the city of Lubbock to Iraq.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Tuberville said in a radio interview last month that Lubbock looks like Iraq.

"You run me off at Auburn and you ship me to Lubbock, Texas," Tuberville said, "I'm going to tell you what, that's like going to Siberia. Somebody asked me, 'What's Lubbock look like?' It looked like Iraq."

After drawing intense criticism, Tuberville later apologized.

"I shouldn't ever said that," Tuberville said, "My mom said there's an idiot born every day. That day I was an idiot."

Tuberville served as head coach for Texas Tech from 2010 until 2012. Tuberville now serves as head coach for the University of Cincinnati.

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