Former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville could become the fourth Hall of Fame coach to have walked the sidelines on the Plains.
On Monday, the National Football Foundation released its ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2024, and the football coach-turned-U.S. Senator is one of nine FBS coaches on the ballot that includes Miami's Larry Coker, Nebraska's Frank Solich and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, among others. Three former FBS coaches were inducted into the 2023 class.
Tuberville spent four seasons at Ole Miss, where he went 25-20, and was named Auburn's head coach before the 1999 season. Over 10 seasons leading the Tigers, he compiled an 85-40 record, good for the fourth-best winning percentage in program history. He also picked up an SEC title in 2004 in the Tigers' undefeated season.
The coach stepped down following a 5-7 season in 2008 and was named the head coach at Texas Tech in 2010. Over the next seven seasons at Texas Tech and Cincinnati, he went 49-37, including a conference title at Cincinnati in 2014. He then retired following the 2016 season with an overall record of 159–99 over 21 seasons as a head coach.
Head coaches are required to have at least 10 seasons and 100 games of experience, along with a winning percentage of at least .600, to be eligible for the ballot.
Joining Tuberville with Alabama ties are three former Auburn players in linebackers Greg Carr and Takeo Spikes, offensive lineman Ed King, and former University of Alabama cornerback Antonio Langham.
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