Former longtime college football head coach Tommy Tuberville has made a seamless transition to a life in politics -- so much so, in fact, that he received a vote of confidence from President Donald Trump on Friday night.
Trump tweeted out his support for the former Auburn Tigers coach in Alabama's Republican Senate runoff while slamming Tuberville's opponent, US senator and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Just when you thought 2020 couldn't possible get any more bizarre, right? Tuberville spent 21 years as a skipper in the college ranks -- four with Ole Miss, 10 at Auburn, three with Texas Tech, and four at Cincinnati -- during which he compiled a 159-99 overall record and appeared in 13 bowl games.
The 65-year-old Republican is also dominating Sessions in the lasted poll conducted by Cygnal. Per reports, Tuberville is leading the runoff in Alabama by 23 points. On top of that, 55.1% of respondents said that were "definitely" or "likely" to vote for the former Tigers head coach.
Only 31.8% said the same for Sessions, who unleashed a fiery response to Trump's endorsement of Tuberville.
If you told us last year that Tuberville would eventually have the backing of President Trump, we probably would've laughed in your face. This is quite the accomplishment for the former coaching veteran.