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Tommy Tuberville. It’s going to be an uncomfortable couple of days for the Texas Tech coach after video showed him striking graduate assistant Kevin Oliver during an overtime defeat of Kansas. “It wasn’t anything to it,” Tuberville told reporters. “It was just one of those deals where I missed his shoulder and ended up grabbing the microphone on his head set and pulled it off.”

Louisville. The Cardinals’ dismal schedule strength didn’t have them in the national title picture, but at least they were unbeaten. That’s no longer the case after absorbing a 45-26 loss at Syracuse. Louisville can still claim the Big East’s BCS berth by handling Connecticut and Rutgers, but it is a lot less interesting at 9-1 than it would have been at 10-0.

Derek Dooley. The Tennessee coach, already on tenuous footing, might have had his fate sealed with a 51-48 quadruple overtime loss to Missouri. The Volunteers are 4-6 (0-6 SEC) and have dropped 13 of 14 conference games dating to last season. Dooley fell to 15-20 in three seasons in Knoxville and 4-18 in the SEC.