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High-ranking official to Lubbock paper: Hocutt has been offered Texas Tech AD job

 

    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal has been told by a high-ranking Texas Tech official that University of Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt has been offered the Texas Tech athletic director's job.

    Hocutt, who was in Texas Wednesday and Thursday, now must make his decision as to whether to leave the Hurricanes.

    He took the Miami job in February 2008. He grew up in Sherman, Texas, about a five-hour drive from Lubbock. As of three years ago, Hocutt's parents lived in a suburb of Dallas.

    Current Texas Tech AD Gerald Myers will retire at the end of May.

    --SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

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Big-Time College Sports is Big Business and it's killing the spirit and traditions...

Nowadays Athletic Directors and Coaches only care about money and building their resumes to get more in their pockets...They don't give a s... about core values, about the U tradition,about working for one of the top 50 Universities and so on...This is all BS...This is today's society...We won't see other Joe Paterno, Bobby Bowden and Bear Bryant that cared more about their institutions than anything else...We might as well follow only pro sports for now on..

The college sports scene will never be what it was meant to be...

Just listen to them...they say the U is a brand but they consider themselves (the ADS and coaches of top colleges) like they are a bigger brand than any schools...

So Kirby just don't repeat the same BS at Texas Tech that you said at the U...Just take the money and shut up...And please take Frank Haith with you.

Could not have said it better myself Montreal-Cane

Anyone who wants to move from Coral Gables to Lubbock needs their head examined

PLEASE GO!!!!!!!

the AD seens slow to act. took way to long to move RS and now with the talent FH has and its going to be another NIT nite. let him go and hopefully then DB can follow. this could be the start of something that allows the UM to move forward at a much faster clip and acheive a true well balanced sports program. Go CANES

fake cane fans being hypocritical again talking about coaches that care about money over players. rs had the best graduation and non arrest record of all the other coaches put together. name one other bball coach that has been worth anything besides the one at fsu. kirby does need to go but dont say its all about caring for the athletes. Thats a bunch of bull. please go kirby.

He was way over his head. He can't get out of town fast enuff!!!

Not a loss. Guy gave RS ext months before firing him. Hocutt should have left with RS after giving him that ext. Cost the school 1.5 mil.

No loss IMO. Kirby has been way behind the curve in discovering how inept both Shannon was & Haith is.

The Nevin Shapiro shyyt is about to hit the fan. Hocutt ain't stupid. He is clearing out because um sports is about to get even more messy.

When your AD bolts for Texas FREAKING Tech, []__[] have been byytch slapped beyond description. How often does an AD bolt after two years? NEVER!

He's a bum riiiiieeeeght?

Cheer up cane tards. The lady canes are dominating

GO LADY CANES!

Okay, how about a comment from a True Cane ( I was there 1987-1991). If we lose Kirby, we can bring back Pete Garcia. Championship!

My guess is that it's adone deal with Hocutt leaving. He has been in Texas.

We have upgraded to Coach Golden. So, let's take the opportunity to upgrade the AD slot as well.

What about taking a look at Pete Garcia? Can he bring excellence?


Okay, how about a comment from a True Cane ( I was there 1987-1991).

Posted by: NorCalCane | February 24, 2011 at 09:42 PM

What the hell does that mean? Who cares if you were there in 1987 or not? As if that makes your opinion worth anything. You're still some random @sshole on a blog. Period.

I don't know. I hope Hocutt stays but if he doesn't at least he got rid of Shannon and hired a much improved replacement and upgrade in Golden. JUst hope if he does leave the adminstration does get a AD who is as good or better than Kirby. Whoever it is please let it be someone who is a football guy and not a dweeb.

If Hocutt does leave, I think Garcia would be a good AD as long as he leaves Cristobal at FIU.

You people are so stupid. This guy is a really good AD, he will be missed if he goes. He wasn't slow on RS, he has made all the right moves. Anyone who says he's over his head is an idiot. Hopefully he'll stay/

Soldy- go --- yourself

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@Michael

Allth eright moves??? Ur an idiot! The guu gave an extensioon to a coach he fired months later. Cost the school big. And that's a right move. Dumb-ass comments.

Bring back Pete Garcia? The same guy who hired Isaiah Thomas? The same who has KEPT Isaiah Thomas as their head basketball coach even though that guy still ACTIVELY gets involved in NBA team business? This guy Garcia as UM AD is a scary prospect. Thomas & the way they've handled the Wittles episode. Everything just to get their brand out there.

Not what UM needs!

Bring a bright young innovative guy in here please-

Frank Haith needs to be fired-The two major sports have to have great coaching-Al Golden seems like the right guy now after Shannon-who was the worst coach in modern UM history!Big Al must win though!

Kirby have fun in Lubbock if you decide thats what is best for you-We can do better!!!!!

Someone needs to play "Ban the Gaturd"....Hocutt is from Texas. He's gone. Good AD, but home (even if it sucks and Texas sure does)is where the heart is.

Funniest part about this Soldy poster is that he posts all of his thoughts verbatim on multiple canes blogs. I can't imagine being so infatuated with a rival to take that kind of time to talk trash to people i don't know. Dude must have orange and green nightmares 7 nights a week

As long as Paul Dee doesn't come back, I am fine with anyone who replaces Kirby(assuming he leaves). Kirby put the U back in track, and we should always be grateful for that.

Funniest part about this Soldy poster is that he posts all of his thoughts verbatim on multiple canes blogs. I can't imagine being so infatuated with a rival to take that kind of time to talk trash to people i don't know. Dude must have orange and green nightmares 7 nights a week

Posted by: mark | February 25, 2011 at 11:13 AM


lmao this guy is dumber than the alabama fan who poisoned the trees at toomer's corner...

EXACTLY fellas. The soldy guy wakes up in the morning and says, 'gotta get to the Cane blogs, and see what's up'. I mean that's just weird, lol. He's a weirdo!!!!!

He will love Lubbock, great city, great weather, TTU has first class facilities and all 278,000 Lubbockites love the Red Raiders!!!! Best College atmosphere.

boo

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