Just when you think you’ve seen everything…

Texas Tech fires its head coach midseason.  Okay, that’s not new.  But this is:

Midseason firing of a coach with a winning record?  Boy, if you’re the AD, you’d better have a slam dunk lined up.

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33 responses to “Just when you think you’ve seen everything…

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Don’t they know they’re Texas Tech?

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    • miltondawg

      They think, like many programs seem to do, that they are something that they are not. Everyone thinks that they are going to hire the person that is going to make them the next Bama, Georgia, Ohio State, etc. and the truth is that they will never be that.

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  2. MudCat's Mechanic

    Unless there’s something else that has not come to the public light, this is a silly firing.

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    • gotthepicture

      I agree. And particularly dumb considering they play OU and Okie St the next 2 weeks. Unless the AD thinks they get an emotional bounce by doing this.

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  3. godawgs1701

    This is Texas Tech for crying out loud, who in the hell do they think they are? They’re not going to be a Big 12 contender even AFTER Texas and OU leave. lol

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  4. 3rdandGrantham

    Yeah, Texas tech isn’t exactly the greatest place to attract talent to, so there’s that as well. I’ve actually been to Lubbock, one time about 10 years ago. I’m not exaggerating – when you’re coming in to land, it looks like you’re landing on the surface of Mars. It’s just an odd combination of brown and red dirt everywhere with a little vegetation to speak of. Oh, and it is windy as hell. Like most of West Texas, it’s not exactly a visually appealing place.

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  5. Bill Bloodworth

    Lived in Texas for 11 years. Everything west of I-35 is flat, brown and ugly. Until you get to El Paso and replace flat with mountains.

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  6. uga97

    Historically, programs firing of a coach within 1 win of bowl eligibility gotta be bad.

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  7. Russ

    When I moved out here I asked one of my co-workers why every engineer I met was either from A&M or Texas. I wondered where the engineers from Texas Tech were. He said “have you ever been to Buttock (Lubbock)? I’m from El Paso and it’s the only city in Texas where I’ve actually seen tumbleweeds blowing down main street.”

    That said, I think West Texas is beautiful but very harsh. Not sure I’d want to live there but it’s a neat place to visit.

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    • Worked with engineers from TT in my last position. I will never work with engineers from TT again. Actually, I’m not sure “engineering” at TT means what it means everywhere else. Stupid and arrogant is what you get here, terrible combination and no way to go thru life son. I’ve taken to inserting myself into the hiring of all future engineers, just to screen out the ones from TT. Have a hard time believing the school is actually accredited.

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      • poetdawg

        One of the finest men I’ve ever known, and the best boss I ever had, was a petroleum engineer and a Texas Tech graduate. On the other hand the combination of “stupid and arrogant” describes the only nats graduate I ever worked with to a tee.

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    • stoopnagle

      I have spent a small amount of time in Abilene and Jones County. It does have its own beauty, but it is most definitely not a place I’d ever want to be for very long.

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      • originaluglydawg

        I’ve done a considerable amount of hunting in west Tx…area around Ozona to Ft. Stockton. It’s raw and wild country and full of surprises when one gets out and explores. People there are salt of the earth good…many are very poor. Keep an eye out for rattle snakes and Whitetail Deer with big racks. The quail hunting is very good as is the turkey hunting. I love it. But I always love coming home from there too.

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  8. siskey

    They are going after the guy from UTSA and I guess they want to get him before someone else snaps him up. But to Corch’s point, I don’t think they know.

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    • Yeah, my only thought was “Trying to get ahead of the rush…” but it’s TT… anyone who’s worth making this move mid-season over… will likely have the stones to wait for a better offer.

      I mean, UF could be on the table…

      FTMF

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  9. The Truth

    Somebody’s got pictures of something.

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  10. classiccitycanine

    Either they have someone in mind that they’re dying to have or there is some kind of behind-the-scenes issue. Otherwise this makes no sense.

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  11. Harold Miller

    I just looked at the rest of their schedule and they may be done winning for the season. It’s pretty brutal.

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  12. W Cobb Dawg

    Yep. I usually assume it’s an off the field issue under circumstances like this (currently a winning record).

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  13. Wells probably just killed three hookers.

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  14. Who in their right mind goes to Lubbock if they can go anywhere else?

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  15. Previously Paul

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  16. MGW

    Great hiring/firing record you got there, TT. So you fire a winning coach, Mike Leach over Craig James, and Cliff Kingsbury who promptly becomes an NFL head coach. But you couldn’t keep Tuberville around… Alright.

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  17. bigjohnson1992

    Same old story, somebody said something about somebodies mama.

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  18. Faltering Memory

    I have been to San Antonio. Would have to be a great reason to leave for Lubbock. Reminds me of a statement by a friend who served in the Navy. He said you could smell Naples before you could see it.

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