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.