Texas Tech texted too much

Texas Tech discovered and self-reported NCAA violations within the athletic department, and the NCAA has not added additional penalties.

The NCAA said the football violations occurred between August 2007 and February 2009, which would have come under former coach Mike Leach. The NCAA said the football coaching staff sent approximately 234 text messages to 45 prospective student-athletes.

Leach, who was fired in December 2009 amid allegations he had mistreated a player with a concussion, told the Finebaum Radio Network no one on his staff broke any rules.

"I don't know anything about it," said Leach, who has sued the school over his termination. "We never had anything more than a secondary violation when I was there."

Current coach Tommy Tuberville said the matter was behind the school and that everyone in the program was educated on NCAA rules. He also emphasized that the violations came before he became coach of the Red Raiders.

"We conducted a thorough internal investigation and self-reported the issues to the NCAA and the Big 12 Conference," Brian Shannon said in a release. Shannon is the school's faculty representative to the NCAA. "Additionally, we self-imposed significant penalties on the programs involved even prior to the submission of our self-report to the NCAA, and the vast majority of those penalties have been completed. We also cooperated fully with the NCAA and are pleased the NCAA determined that there was no lack of institutional control on the part of Texas Tech, nor any failure to properly monitor compliance with the rules by our compliance program."