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Tuberville slips Freudian on Raider Walk

"Guns Eagle... I mean, Up."

Keeping tabs on Tuberville’s career at Texas Tech has been surreal to say the least – after that first ‘Guns Up,’ I couldn’t remember my name for a second.

Here’s the surreal-est moment to date:

Even if you want your ex-wife to be happy, it’s still weird seeing her strut down the street with another fella… even if you smile when she slips up and accidentally says your name instead of his.

Tommy Tuberville wants fans to be a part of the new Raider Walk, and by all accounts the first session of it was a huge success.

Raider Walk is a new event where Tech fans, cheerleaders and band members line the street about two hours and 15 minutes before kickoff, and the players and coaches walk through that line.

For the SMU game, some 12,000 fans joined in, and Tech officials expect that figure will swell for the Sept. 18 game against Texas.

For a moment, Tuberville inadvertently talked as if he were still coaching the Auburn Tigers.

“When we have an away game we’ll have the Tiger Walk sign,” Tuberville said. “It’ll be a shorter walk, but at least it’s something where fans that get there can form some kind of line starting with the Tiger Walk.

“Not the Tiger Walk, excuse me. The Raider Walk sign.”

“Raider Walk” was bound to happen – Tommy seemed genuinely in awe of Auburn’s traditions, the eagle flight especially (I can’t find it, but there’s a video where he almost gets emotional talking about it).

… so yeah, next season, he’ll probably convince TTU officials to strap a prairie dog to a hang-glider and push it off the flagpole.

(h/t/x/r  The Auburner, who also has the scoop on the “Warrior Walk'” installed at San Diego State by the wily Al Borges.)

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Jeremy Henderson is the editor of The War Eagle Reader and co-host of Rich and Jeremy in the Mornings on Wings 94.3 FM in Auburn. Follow him on Twitter: @wareaglereader / @jerthoughts / @RichandJeremy

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