(WSCR) Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville was just trying to pull his assistant coach off the field.

At least that’s what he said.

During the Red Raiders double overtime win over Kansas on Saturday, Tuberville appeared to slap graduate assistant coach Kevin Oliver in the face, knocking the coach’s headset and hat off.

After the game, however, Tuberville had an entirely different explanation of the heated interaction.

“He was on the field, I reached to grab him and pull him off, and when I pulled I missed his shirt and I grabbed his facemask — or his microphone — and it just ripped off his head,” Tuberville said. “I was trying to get him off the field.”

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