New head coach on the agenda for Texas Tech's Board of Regents meeting Thursday, Friday

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Tajh Boyd and offensive coordinator Chad Morris

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Tajh Boyd and offensive coordinator Chad Morris

Discussions on the search for a new head football coach will be on the agenda when the Texas Tech's Board of Regents meets on Thursday and Friday in Lubbock, Tex., according to a report in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

From the article:

According to this week's board of regents meeting agenda, "discussion of candidates for the position of head coach of the TTU football program and consideration of contract negotiations with a search firm" is scheduled to take place during executive session.

Board of Regents Chairman Jerry Turner said it is his understanding that Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt is conducting his own search to identify the best person for the critical hire.

"I’m sure he is in contact with (interim) President Schovanec, and I would assume is giving some reports to the chancellor (Kent Hance). I think I can unequivocally state that at this point we are all relying on the athletic director to recommend a candidate to the president, who in turn would notify the chancellor and the board. This is the 'Kirby Hocutt show' in terms of trying to hire a new coach."

Hocutt flew to Houston and Anderson, S.C. on Tuesday and conducted interviews with Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury and Clemson offense coordinator Chad Morris.

Morris, 44, and Kingsbury, 33 and a former Texas Tech quarterback, are widely considered to be the top two candidates for the job, which opened when Tommy Tuberville departed for Cincinnati last week.

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Bigboots writes:

Looks like the offer is going to Kliff Kingsbury. I have a friend on the board at A&M. He says they were very impressed with both KK and Morris.
KK is a little higher profile and has name recognition by a slight margin over Morris. He is their guy.

MyTwoSENSE writes:

in response to Bigboots:

Looks like the offer is going to Kliff Kingsbury. I have a friend on the board at A&M. He says they were very impressed with both KK and Morris.
KK is a little higher profile and has name recognition by a slight margin over Morris. He is their guy.

Your friend at Texas A&M said that "they" we're impressed with both candidates? Why would someone from A&M know that about Morris? If you said that he knew they were impressed with Kliff Kingsbury (Texas A&M current assistant, also in running for the job) I'd believe you. But I doubt Texas Tech told Texas A&M their feelings about a guy from Clemson.

Bigboots writes:

Not sure I follow you.
The process involves contingencies, simple as that. Which is part of the reason the administration doesn't just interview one man, offer him the job if they want him, or move on otherwise. They have to think a few moves ahead. Discussions with Kingsbury included the comment that both were capable and TT would be well-served with either. Then comes the " if we were to offer, would you be ready to accept?"
This discussion resulted in a tenative offer to Kingsbury, subject to a vote by the Tech board.

Bigboots writes:

Hemingway would be proud.
Concise. Substantive.
Beauty in the negative space.
I'll have another.

Bigboots writes:

The deal is done.
KK to TT.

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