Longtime college football coach and former ESPN analyst Tommy Tuberville has announced a transition into politics. The former Auburn coach will return to Alabama and attempt to become the Cotton State’s newest Senator.
Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports first broke the story. Tubberville later confirmed the news on Twitter.
The Arkansas native entertained the idea of running for Governor of Alabama in 2018 but never pulled the trigger. Regarding his experience, he’s referred to his life in college football as “being in politics for the last 40 years.”
The Republican primary election is March 3, 2020. If Tuberville wins, he would face Democrat Doug Jones in the general election, scheduled for November 3 of the same year.