Texas Tech Football is without a head coach after Kirby Hocutt fired Kliff Kingsbury. There are so many rumors going around. Do we have a new head coach? Are we waiting for the end of bowl season? Find out all the answers as we examine the #TexasTechCoachWatch :
Look for an official news release from Texas Tech later tonight…it’s done ..sources tell KCBD Sports that Utah State’s Matt Wells will be the next Texas Tech Head Football Coach
— Pete Christy (@pchristy11) November 30, 2018
Dad’s doing well. Had supper with him last night. I know he’d be good with Tech hiring Matt Wells. Matt’s brother, Luke, has recruited DFW for over a decade. The Wells brothers are well respected with HS coaches in TX
— Eric Bartel (@EricBartel) November 29, 2018
We have a potential hire?
Reliable Sources tell KCBD Sports that Kirby Hocutt is in current negotiations to hired Utah State’s Matt Wells to be the Texas Tech football head coaching job.
Wells guided Utah State to a 10-2 record this season and he was named the Mountain West Coach of the Year.
— Pete Christy (@pchristy11) November 29, 2018
— USUFans (@USUFans) November 29, 2018
Leach throwing shade?
This should be televised!
— Jason Minnix (@JasonMinnix) November 28, 2018
Confirmation of an interview:
According to multiple sources, Jim Leavitt has interviewed for the Texas Tech head coaching position. @SWiltfong247 has also heard Leavitt has been in talks with another school as well. https://t.co/NC1VwI66VY
— Matt Prehm (@Prehmmr247) November 28, 2018
A new leader in the clubhouse…
One of the potential candidates for the Texas Tech job https://t.co/2z0qTEhWsE
— Pete Christy (@pchristy11) November 28, 2018
Utah State coach Matt Wells named MWC Coach of the Year, reportedly 'leader' to take Texas Tech job https://t.co/2QKligaw0N
— Deseret News (@DeseretNews) November 28, 2018
Settle down Mike Leach fans, he’s not coming back:
Mike Leach told me tonight “Before I would even talk to them, they would have to pay me the money that they owe me for 2009.”
— Pete Christy (@pchristy11) November 27, 2018
I spoke to Mike Leach last night and he said he isn't interested in returning to Texas Tech. "They didn’t pay me last time. And I’m happy here.” Asked to elaborate, he said: "They haven’t paid me for 2009 and we won 9 games that year. And they haven’t won 9 games since." https://t.co/q26RCKGNBt
— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) November 26, 2018
We are all feeling pressure:
— Rodney Reeder (@rodney_reeder) November 28, 2018
Ripples are forming:
— Brenden Snow (@Bsnow97) November 28, 2018
A new name emerges…
— CFAA (@CFAAEliteClips) November 28, 2018
Fans think Dana is the leading candidate:
It's not looking good for Mountaineers nation as Texas Tech seems to be a job Dana Holgorsen is interested in. I dont know who WVU might have in mind for the next coach, but they're gonna have to be good. pic.twitter.com/qtftcV3qGu
— CLEMDAWG (@origclemdawg) November 28, 2018
Reporters are checking sources:
Yes, Heupel or his next school owes UCF $10 mil if he leaves before 2020 bowl game. That, + paying off Kliff, would put Tech on hook for $14M in buyouts alone, so probably a non-starter. Beyond that, I think Kirby wants someone with more HC experience. This is Heupel's 1st year. https://t.co/UI9k2ljA7V
— Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) November 28, 2018
Fans are dropping new names:
Texas Tech needs a new "pirate", and I am not talking about Coach Leach. While those were some fun and exciting times, that ship has sailed. Who better than a coach like Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) to lead the Red Raiders? He could become our new captain…the Rebel Raider pic.twitter.com/cd12Qu9tWn
— Peter J. Wierzba (@PeterJWierzba) November 28, 2018
Another name has been mentioned:
I think it has to be Officially Open for 5 days! So let's see Saturday Morning or Monday Morning and that Space out to be filled!! Wreck'em! https://t.co/VtdqxF9ICE
— Greg Biggs (@techgolf44) November 27, 2018
Dana Holgorsen's a serious name for Texas Tech – so much so that decision-makers in Morgantown have started contacting potential replacements if Holgorsen were to leave. @38Godfrey and @RJ_Writes: https://t.co/jWuPH1duou
— College Football by SB Nation 🏈 (@SBNationCFB) November 26, 2018
Time to paint that spot red with a 🏴☠️ logo! 👀😏
— Wreck 'Em Sports Page (@Wreck_Em_Sports) November 27, 2018
— Richard (@NotMyRichie__) November 27, 2018
No, they have not hired me as head swim coach.
Although, I was once head coach of the Lady Raiders water polo team.
— Cameron Brock 🇻🇮 (@CamBrockVoice) November 27, 2018
Don't tease. Still waiting in apprehension.
— Brent McCay (Author) (@BrentMcCay) November 27, 2018
A high-ranking Texas Tech official tells me "absolutely under no circumstances" will the school even consider rehiring Mike Leach. "Dana Holgorsen is not on the list either."
— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) November 26, 2018
Brent Venables told reporters this afternoon that he has spoken with Texas Tech AD and former college teammate Kirby Hocutt.https://t.co/c4ItNlwT5a
— Clemson247 (@Clemson247) November 26, 2018
Round and round it goes, where it stops nobody knows….
Here's the latest version of our #TexasTech FB Coach Hot Board. Check out the updates and movement from today. https://t.co/sdWZfta7Gg
Get 2 months of @TTU247 access for half price if you sign up today: https://t.co/Zf6m1JHh5T #GunsUp #WreckEm Photo by: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY pic.twitter.com/GgwtL6BKlP
— Jarret Johnson (@JohnsonJarret) November 27, 2018
What suv did kliff drive? We need hourly updates sean 😉
— Zach GilberŦ (@gilbert87) November 27, 2018
That spot used to have a Jolly Roger on it… then they destroyed our football program
— Justin Underwood (@JBU_LAW) November 27, 2018
— Sean Dillon (@Rock101Sean) November 27, 2018