Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt was trying to balance the needs of the program with the needs of its current players. When considering an in-season coaching change, they are not always one and the same.
Joey McGuire got more than 1,500 texts after being named head coach at Texas Tech.
Most of those congratulatory messages were from high school coaches in the Lone Star State, an early indication that athletic director Kirby Hocutt found what he was looking for in a new coach.
Texas Tech named Baylor assistant and longtime Texas high school coach Joey McGuire as its next head coach on Monday, though he won't take the job until the end of the season.
McGuire will be formally introduced Tuesday on the Lubbock campus.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech never made the Top 25 in two-plus seasons under Matt Wells, and hasn't been higher than 24th since predecessor Kliff Kingsbury's splashy debut eight years ago.
Athletics director Kirby Hocutt, who hired and fired them both, again is looking for a coach to get the program where he thinks it should be.
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