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Hubert dismissed

Posted: February 25, 2012 - 10:51pm  |  Updated: February 26, 2012 - 1:52am
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Texas Tech's Jakeem Grant (13) tries to haul in a pass as Cody Davis defends during Saturday's practice.  Zach Long
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Texas Tech's Jakeem Grant (13) tries to haul in a pass as Cody Davis defends during Saturday's practice.
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Hubert dismissed

Texas Tech linebacker Cqulin Hubert has been kicked off the team for a violation of team rules, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said Saturday.

Hubert, a 6-foot-1, 237-pound junior, was dismissed Thursday, Beal said. He would not elaborate on the nature of the violation.

Hubert was the Red Raiders’ sixth-leading tackler in 2011 with 38 stops, including 51/2 tackles for loss. He also had a sack, an interception, a pass breakup and a caused fumble.

Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said earlier this month that Hubert showed some pass-rush potential on blitzes, so coaches had just started to experiment with him as a defensive end in the last week.

At the end of the 2010 season, Hubert was in on a career-high 13 tackles in a TicketCity Bowl victory over Northwestern, which seemed to set the stage for a promising career. However, he was only a part-time regular last season, making six starts, and was suspended from the season finale against Baylor.

Getting noticed

Linebacker Will Smith’s interception was one of the more eye-catching plays of the scrimmage. The 6-foot-3 Smith jumped to deflect Seth Doege’s pass over the middle, then clutch it and tucked it away.

The Red Raiders have high hopes for Smith after he made 88 tackles last season on an undefeated team at Riverside (Calif.) Community College.

“Will Smith obviously showed up,” Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said. “We knew he was going to make a huge impact early, if he can just continue to learn. He’s got to get stronger. He’s going to be a good leader for us. He got experience playing junior college, and that’s helped him.”

Finding a role

Redshirt freshman Michael Brewer is “a little bit more elusive” than senior quarterback Seth Doege, Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said, so Tech wants to find a niche for Brewer next season.

“He’ll play some next year,” Tuberville said. “We’re going to get him in as much as we possibly can. We’ll probably have a package for him every game — possibly running it, play-action. He’s a guy that can get out of the pocket now and put pressure on a defense.”

Brewer completed 13 of 16 passes for 71 yards and a touchdown.

Tuberville said he’s been impressed by Brewer’s competitiveness and his ability to listen and learn.

“He watches a lot of film on his own,” Tuberville said. “The players respect him.”

Seth Doege completed only 10 of 25 passes for 70 yards, but Tuberville has credited him more than once with preoccupying himself with teaching the team’s new players.

“Today he was probably doing more coaching,” Tuberville said, “than he was playing quarterback.”

Tuberville said Doege has thrown the ball well during the first week-plus of spring ball.

“He’s got a lot more speed on the ball. Looks like he’s got a tighter spiral,” Tuberville said. “I mean, he’s into it. He’s into every day. He’s working receivers, working short passes, deep passes. He’s going to be fine as we go along.”

Sitting out

A handful of players in the two-deep didn’t scrimmage. Flanker Javon Bell was held out after he hurt a groin muscle in a pre-scrimmage practice. Linebacker Chris Payne, who missed the start of the 2011 season at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College after knee surgery, was held out with knee soreness.

Running back Bradley Marquez is out with bruised ribs, Tuberville said, and inside receiver Austin Zouzalik is being handled carefully after he had a concussion near the end of last season. He’s not scrimmaging.

Compiled by Don Williams

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Hance should be dismissed

For dismissing the best coaching in Tech history

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Info For DrunkGov

When you speak the truth, you should try to get into the underground concrete bunker they have out at Tech. Trouble is, it's full of Hance, White, Anders, Turner, Sowell, and Scovell. You can't get in.

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Too bad

thats too bad about any player that gets dismissed., looks like Brewer is making great strides toward being the starter.

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Losing and Throwing Kids Off the Team

Ever noticed that losers seem to throw more kids off the team.? Scapegoat count goes way up.

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Team Rules

He is not a scapegoat for anything. Players are given a set of rules they must live by while on the Texas Tech football team. If they fail to do so they are dismissed.

He was given a second chance for sure that we know of, this possibly was his third strike. Good luck to him, I hope he can land somewhere and get his college degree.

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@FactsRFacts

Didn't Leach dismiss an all big 12 lineman in his senior season for some unknown reason? Whoops, are those the facts that you don't want to read about, unless its something bad about Tuberville?

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Greatness

Hance is a great leader for Texas Tech. I'm glad we have him. And...I'm looking forward to a much improved football team next season! Keep working hard coaches and players!

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@Red Raider for Life

I think the suspension of the great Brandon Carter was for one game. Guess that doesn't qualify as a "Dismissal." Have to go with Facts on this one.

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Why does it matter Red?

Why does it matter Red? Carter could have missed the whole season if Leach deemed it so, that's what suspended indefinitely means. So, you saying that Leach never dismissed anyone during his career? I am trying to make a point that both coaches have done the same things, but according to some on here Leach cannot be compared to any coach because he was always perfect and had perfect players.

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Tubbs being sued

I am surprised that Don hasn't jumped on the story about Tubberville being sued for being a dishonest salesman?? ....like we hadn't figured that out yet..... Apparently, in Tommy boy's down time after being fired from Auburn, he conducted some questionable investment sales and is named in a $1.7mil lawsuit. Quite fitting, considering the sales job he pulled to get this job. Please fire the loser, sooner rather than later!!!

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Done with the AJ's products

No article on Tuberville being sued either here or on Lubbock Online. The story can be found on all other news sources.

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Well RedRaider87. Research a

Well RedRaider87. Research a hedge fund first before you start judging the situation. From what I read a long time ago, Tuberville also invested a large amount of money and has yet to see any of it. From what I know Tommy doesn't have any security licenses, so he cannot elicit any fund information to any client. Stroud wanted Tubervilles name to strike up business, so we will see what comes out about this story. By law Tuberville cannot be involved in this investment instead of buying a piece of the investment.

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Dust bowl is gone. Maybe the

Dust bowl is gone. Maybe the weather will clear up now.

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@RRFL

You make me laugh. Tubs can't "illicit?" His alleged behavior is "illicit," but I think you mean "solicit" or "elicit." The fact that he isn't legally able to dispense investment advice, doesn't mean that he didn't.

Almost comical to me that the wires are showing the Tubs lawsuit, in addition to the death of the older man hit by the car driven by Tubs' wife, while nothing to be found on this website.

Noone said ML is perfect, but today, I've seen respected national sites rank ML the 3rd best of 26 new D1 HC hires while another puts Tubs in the top 50 overrated.

Here's an English example ... a rhetorical question ... Why is it that every neg comment about Tubs (i.e., 5-12 conf record) ELICITS a response to the effect that "Leachers think Leach was/is perfect." If you SOLICIT my opinion, Leach wasn't perfect, just best-ever HC at TTU, while Tubs, thus far, is a bust. We now know that both Tubs (formally, via the suit) and his wife (likely, unless a settlement is reached with the insurer) have/will be charged with ILLICIT behavior.

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Oh good heavens Gunz! See I

Oh good heavens Gunz! See I changed it for the English professor that you believe you are. You might have a point if your username wasn't spelled gunzsidewayz. It's funny that you correct my grammar, yet in your hurried bustle of your hamster wheel churning you forgot that "No one," is two words, not noone. So here's an English example... No one but you among other so called Tech fans care about Leach, and I have yet to see Leach coach a single down so spare the respected national sites because no one cares.

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No one cares

about respected national sites? No one cares about Leach? In what alternate universe do you reside? I hope TTU regains relevance in ANY revenue sport, but, as of today, we're looking up at almost everybody and blind belief in Tubs is unlikely to alter the status quo.

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@gunz

That same article that had Tubbs on the fifty most overrated coach's list also had Mike Leach on the same list because he never one anything resembling a championship. I guess you didn't quite get through reading the whole piece.

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Yeah, isn't that neat? No

Yeah, isn't that neat? No One, two separate words. Yet the significance of the two are very relevant considering where he ended up.

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on the ball

Lubbock is really on the ball when reporting news in regards to Tubbs being sued in Federal Court, I beleive in innocent until proven guilty, however this type of news does not bode well considering all the other bad publicity Texas Tech has in regards to the Leach Fiasco. Just reading what the national news already has, AP wire services, it just goes to show you the slow reporting we have here., or what makes the news, eventually.Unbelivable.!!!???

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National Media

Yes and the national media is awesome they are still calling Tuberville the former Auburn head coach. We are real big time.

His name is attached to the lawsuit, but in reality nothing will come from it. I actually feel bad for him, while he was a guru in stocks he lost a majority of his investments with both the Donovan dealings that BCG got had on and this venture in the news.

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media

Seems strange that whenever there is news on Leach , its on this website, so far nothing on Tubs.

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Well feaco your ignorance is

Well feaco your ignorance is not surprising but I guess you would consider Leach a boy scout when he constantly lied about other schools interested in him just to get a pay raise. I guess Leach enjoyed that money just as much as Madoff, when Tech constantly had to increase the Athletic budget just to pay him. By the way how is he enjoying that 800k? Oh thats right...

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@red raider for life

Why are you so obsessed with Leach. I was talking about the inept dishonest coach Tuberville. I guess if you can't defend Tuber's record and actions, you have to resort to bringing up other people.

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Why? Oh I don't know, why

Why? Oh I don't know, why are you so against Tuberville? Is it because of the love you had for our old coach? I have defended Tuberville and the team countless of times on this board. We all know you love Leach so don't play innocent. You have no idea if Tuberville scammed people out of money, you are just assuming. If you read other articles that have investment knowledge you will find out that Tuberville's partner is in trouble with FINRA an NFA for cooking the books.

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since TTU has the lowest

avg incoming SAT score of any school in the B12 (student body, not athletics), can we at least have some athletic prowess?

I have two letters from a major sport at TTU, but now prefer to root for my graduate school alma maters, SMU and Rice, both with better academics, better athletics and, sadly and most importantly, ethics.

Has anybody considered the alternatives likely available to TTU if/when the B12-2 implodes (again?). Not pretty.

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Nobody is forcing you to be a

Nobody is forcing you to be a Red Raider, you have already demonstrated your loyalty. Bon Voyage Gunz!

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@redradierforlife

You obviously do not care that Tech had the worst season in years and our defensive guru had two games with 66 points by other and one at 55 points. This has no bearing on your defensive position of a loser.

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I wasnt happy about it, but

I wasnt happy about it, but it is his 2nd year. I am expecting more from him this year and in his forth year I will really be expecting something. I didn't expect him to work miracles with a team and a school that has never won the conference or gone to a BCS bowl.

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Again

Last year at this time, Tech came off a poor mediocre season and all of the hancers were saying how great the recruits were and how we were going to the big party. Ha. We went nowhere last year. Why do you think we will go anywhere this year? Ar our JC recruits better than what we had last year? No. Is our coaching staff more competent this year? We have to wait for the revolving door to quit spinning this year. Will Tuber be more focused this year with his wife facing possible charges and his facing multimillion dollar lawsuits? I don't think so. Tech will do no better this year than last because the people in charge are the same incompetent boobs. You need to take off your hancer colored glasses and look at reality.

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I don't believe I have ever

I don't believe I have ever worn hancer glasses, but you will believe what you will because you have a deep connection with our old coach. It doesn't matter if Tech brings in Nick Saban, you and the gang will still say that his style of football won't work at Tech. You will drone on about how Leach's system was the only one that worked, when in reality it took Leach 3 years to produce a decent team and 8 years to have an 11 win year. You really aren't going to give Tuberville a chance. It is sad because I want these boys to win, but with this fan base I can see why some of them feel more comfortable playing away games.

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