Report: Tommy Tuberville defeats Doug Jones for Alabama US Senate seat
Tommy Tuberville is heading to the US Senate.
At 9:10 p.m. CT, the Associated Press officially called the US Senate race in Alabama for Tuberville, a Republican, over Democratic incumbent Doug Jones.
The former Auburn head coach has even managed to claim the majority of votes in the home of his old Iron Bowl rivals:
With over 47/56 Tuscaloosa County precincts reporting, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville has nearly 60% of the vote in Tuscaloosa County. pic.twitter.com/4UFElN7c9O
— Ryan Phillips (@JournoRyan) November 4, 2020
Tuberville most recently served as the head coach at Cincinnati from 2013-16. Prior to the stop at Cincy, Tuberville was the head coach at Texas Tech from 2010-12.
Tuberville got his head coaching start in the SEC at Ole Miss from 1995-98 before leaving for the Auburn job where he coached from 1999-2008.