Tommy Tuberville will be named Texas Tech's coach on Sunday, according ESPN.com's Ivan Maisel.
Tuberville, 55, replaces Mike Leach, who was fired Dec. 30.
Tuberville has few ties to Texas. His only experience coaching in the talent-rich state came in 1994, when he was the defensive coordinator at Texas A&M. He left the following season to become coach at Mississippi.
Auburn, which pressured Terry Bowden into resigning midway through the 1998 season, then contacted Tuberville about becoming its coach. When asked about leaving Oxford, Tuberville said, "They’ll have to carry me out of here in a pine box."
Two days later, he accepted Auburn's offer.
He coached Auburn through the 2008 season before resigning after a 5-7 season.
He has a career record of 110-60.