Memphis coach West has triple bypass surgery

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis football coach Tommy West had
triple bypass heart surgery Friday and was resting comfortably in
an intensive care unit, the school said.

West, 51, entered Baptist Memorial Hospital for previously
scheduled tests and later had the surgery, the university said in a
news release.

"It is anticipated that he could be released early next week to
return home for recovery," officials said.

West has been Tigers coach for five years, and also has been
head coach at Clemson and Chattanooga.