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Reports: Texas Tech to Name Joey McGuire Head Football Coach

A new era arrives in Lubbock.

This is always a tough thing to source. I don’t have a subscription anywhere, but have been told that RedRaiderSports was maybe the first to confirm on their message boards and has been subsequently confirmed by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams and Carlos Silva, Jr. that Baylor associate head coach and linebacker coach Joey McGuire will be the 17th head coach at Texas Tech.

This news was also confirmed by news outlets in the DFW area.

McGuire was the long-time head coach at Cedar Hill where he was 141-42, won three state championships and was hired from Cedar Hill by Matt Rhule at Baylor. When Rhule left for the Carolina Panthers, current head coach Dave Aranda retained McGuire on the Baylor staff.

McGuire is said to be a person who has terrific personal skills in addition to being a fantastic recruiter. I’ve mentioned that McGuire and Baylor did a better job of recruiting West Texas than Texas Tech did and I firmly believe that. Although I have no specifics in terms of names, it is my understanding that McGuire’s staff will have significant ties to recruiting and I believe the days of having sub-par recruiting classes will be something that McGuire will remedy.

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