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1. Good luck to KK. I don't fault him for taking one of a limited # of BCS jobs.
2. Why would you hire a 33-year-old guy with three years of coaching experience as an assistant at a major college program that is not a proven recruiter?
3. Answer: Their fan base is that desperate. They need someone who they view as their hero and has some connection to their "glory days" under Leach as Leach is never coming back.
4. He has little experience, little contacts in the business, and has never had to run a program at any level.
I think it is unfair to KK and to their university to put that kind of pressure on a young coach, but he is going to have a lot of expectations on him that are not fair.
While the fan base loves KK. The person who was truly desperate was Hocutt.
If they didn't get him now, he would be somewhere else next time they were looking for someone.
High risk, high reward.
The tt site is pretty delusional to begin with. They honestly believed if they didn't get KK that Morris was a lock.
" Manziel is “a good kid, an honest kid. He has his heart in the right place.”
Chancellor, Texas A&M
I think it was a good hire. It is definitely risky but if it works out he could end up coaching there for a very long time.
It is rolling the dice big time. KK might be a huge success - he could easily be a huge failure as he has no track record to prove he can run an entire program, deal with all of the discipline issues, recruiting issues, etc.
That is my point, Tech was willing to roll the dice big time as they are that desperate.
If Sonny Dykes had not taken the Cal job, it would have made it easier for them.
Lastly, I hope KK never sets foot in BCS again. Thanks for the good job, but you were just a hired gun.
Did they really want KK>Morris?? Or did Morris turn them down?
Another question...How will this effect his young career if he ends up failing at Tard?
It's a very high risk high reward scenario for Holcutt. Honestly, his job and maybe legitimate future jobs are at stake now.
Kliff could very well be the next great young coaching prodigy. He's talented.
However most tech fans and even the tech power brokers are acting out of emotion. Everyone remembers the glory days when Leach's team was lead by Kliff. Times are different now. Tech is the 5th best program in Texas now. It's not going to be easy out in Lubbock. I hope he makes it out there because damn, it's going to be hard for both parties to stomach an ugly exit.
It's been fascinating watch this materialize the past 48-72 hours. The alums made this hire. No they demanded it. Remind anyone of a previous situation?
Lets all remember, that in Tech's best years with Leach - THEIR BEST F'N year ever, they couldn't even make it to big12 title game to represent the South. They never won aSouth title!
The question begs to be discussed. Who wrongs who when it's all said and done? One party gets royally screwed.
Does Tech get spurned in 3 or so years after some success when Kliff gets plucked from the alma mater for a tier 1 job? Or does tech mangle Kliff 's career in front of all if the program continues to flounder in mediocrity - which his HIGHLY probable.
I think we can all agree Tech isn't a lifer type job whatsoever. No career hungry coach shares that sentiment.
This post was edited by Bennyboy 16 months ago
I think this was a shortsided move by KK. If he fails he won't be offered a head coaching job for a long long time.
If it wasnt KK or Briles they would have set the AD office on fire. Most callers to their radio shows didnt want Morris cause he is "an Aggie".
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