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Texas Tech pulls 3 from bowl for breaking rules

 HOUSTON (AP) _ A Texas Tech official says three Red Raiders won’t be playing
against Minnesota in Friday’s Meineke (MY’-neh-kee) Car Care Bowl because they
violated team rules.
 
 He says Red Raiders starting defensive back Cornelius Douglas, Chris Payne, a
linebacker who played mostly on Texas Tech’s special teams, and backup defensive
tackle Leon Mackey won’t play in the bowl game.
 
 The 7-5 Red Raiders take on the 6-6 Gophers about three weeks after Tommy
Tuberville unexpectedly left to take the head coaching position at Cincinnati.
Interim head coach Chris Thomsen, who handled the offensive line under
Tuberville, will coach the bowl game.
 
 Former Red Raiders standout quarterback Kliff Kingsbury was hired as
Tuberville’s successor Dec. 12.

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