Tech Likely to Open vs Alabama in 2012


As reported by the LAJ: Texas Tech appears likely to play Alabama in the Red Raiders’ 2012 football season opener, Tech athletic director Gerald Myers said Monday. Myers said ESPN/ABC official Dave Brown "brought us together on this.’’ "We’ve agreed to do it,’’ Myers said. "I think Alabama’s agreed to do it. But we haven’t gotten down to signing a contract or anything like that.’’ The deal would be for one game at a neutral site — in this case, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Myers said. "Coach (Tommy) Tuberville is aware of the game and is in support of playing it,’’ Myers said. "I understand (Crimson Tide coach Nick) Saban is also on board for it. We’re in the talking stages, but we haven’t gotten down to talking contract with it yet.’’ The game would be the first weekend of September 2012, Myers said, and would not require Tech to move a game to accommodate a deal with Alabama.