After a year apart, Tommy Tuberville and James Willis are reuniting.
The former Auburn head coach and assistant are back together — this time on the plains of West Texas.
Tuberville named Willis defensive coordinator at Texas Tech on Thursday thus ending his one-year stay at Alabama where the Huntsville native served as linebackers coach. Texas Tech made the long-anticipated hiring official late Thursday evening.
“Coach Willis will be a great addition to our staff in that he is a great recruiter and he knows the direction we need to take our defense," Tuberville said in a news release. “Having spent the last year at Alabama, he knows what is involved in building a championship caliber defense, and he and his family are thrilled to be part of the Texas Tech family.”