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This week the Double T 97-3 staff answer "What do you want in the next football coach of Texas Tech?"
Jamie Lent - The Morning Drive and Press Box
I think I would prefer a defensive minded coach with the hopes that he could bring in a good offensive coordinator to run the offense. I'm not too concerned with his age, but I do think I would prefer him to have had some head coaching experience elsewhere. I'd also like to see someone that does not have a ton of baggage. Kliff Kingsbury ran the program with class and I'd love to see the next guy do the same thing.
Zach Logsdon - The Morning Drive and End of the Bench
I want someone who has proven they can build a program. Whether that's a top-tier(ish) program like West Virginia or a garbage one like North Texas. I would also want someone who has proven they can recruit, because as we learn year upon year, the depth here at Texas Tech has not been up to snuff. And ideally I want them to be young and hungry.
Jeff McGuire - End of the Bench and Bottom Line
In this order, a recruiter, a leader, a coach, and intelligence. X's and O's are the least of my worries. If they can coach, the plays will get covered. I want to see a brain working more than a handshake and smile. You can always see when someone is three to four steps ahead of you, and having that feeling on the other sidelines would be an asset. The Recruiter is first. Get the talented kids to come to Tech. There are thousands of reason to come to the Hub City. Use them to your advantage. Then lead these young men to be great men. Offense, defense, CEO, chief cook and bottle washer does not matter those four things are covered.
Chois Woodman - The Bottom Line
I want the next Texas Tech football coach to be an experienced coach who has done well at a high level. That is not very likely to get. So at a more realistic expectation: I want the football version of Chris Beard. Give me the next up-and-coming guy in college football that works his butt off for his players and recruits really well.
Adam Doyle - The Bottom Line
Pardon my self interest, but I want a coach that says something interesting at the microphone each week. Other than that, they are all pretty much the same greasy car salesmen and some are better than others.
Rob Verby - The Press Box and Fox34 Sports
I want someone with a very engaging personality that has head-coaching experience or assistant coaching experience at a high-level, a proven winner. Also want someone that can relate to West Texas and unify the Fan base.
Zach Sparkman - Press Box and Tech Talk
I want someone who can win football games here. But if I need to elaborate, I would prefer previous head coaching experience, I like a lot of the offensive pieces in place so a coach with spread passing experience whether through the coordinator he brings in. Lastly, I want a tough coach who can fix the penalty issues that have hurt the team seemingly since the beginning of the leach era.
Garrett Luft - Coors Light Post Game Show
I'd like to say, "Just win, baby!" But then Baylor's former coach may be in play, and I'm 100% opposed to that, especially when all the character intangibles were so high with the last leader. So I'll say, the character of Kliff (not very easy to find), the personality/entertainment level of Leach, and a continuation of the Air Raid along with a competitive defense. We need an IDENTITY (the "edge" Kirby Hocutt mentioned on Sunday). Does that person exist? No one I can think of checks every box. Good luck, Kirby!
Luke Lyles - Producer Extraordinaire
It would be ideal to get a well experienced coach with a good resume from past teams or team. I want a coach that brings a new presence to the program. We need a strict coach that is all about winning and can bring in good recruits. A coach that can help put Texas Tech football on a consistent track of winning seasons. We’re obviously not going to be championship contenders anytime soon, but a few years of impressive bowl wins would be nice.