Crazy Few Days

Crazy Few Days

Joshua Koch takes a look back at what has been a crazy few days with a timeline of the events.

Friday: Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt and Former Tech head football coach Tommy Tuberville meet and Tuberville gives his dedication to the football program to Hocutt

 

Saturday - 9:30 a.m.: Hocutt, while at sons soccer game, receives a phone call from a Cincinnati number, does not answer lets it go to voicemail. Checks voicemail, it is Cincinnati Athletic Director Whit Babcock informing him on his intentions to speak to Tuberville about opening with Bearcats

 

Saturday – 10:32 a.m.: Hocutt receives phone call from Tuberville in which he resigns from Texas Tech and informs him of his intentions to take the Cincinnati job.

 

Saturday – 3:00 p.m.: Texas Tech team meeting called

 

Saturday – 4:30 p.m.: Hocutt addresses the media concerning the future of the Red Raider football program ensuring they will have a intense search for the next head coach and want someone that fits in West Texas. No timetable set and no interim head coach named at the time.

 

Saturday- 5:30 p.m.: Former Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville is introduced in Cincinnati as the new head coach of the Bearcats. Tuberville said the people of West Texas were great, but something felt right about the Cincinnati job.

 

Saturday Evening: It's reported that Cincinnati will have to pay the remaining three years left on Tuberville's contract, which adds up to a $900,000 buyout

 

Sunday Evening: Reports start surfacing that Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown is going to return to his alma mater where he played football, Kentucky to be the offensive coordinator. His reported salary would be around $600,000 compared to the $360,000 a year he made at Tech

 

Monday Morning: According to offensive line coach Chris Thomsen, he was called by Hocutt and asked if he would serve as the interim head coach for the bowl game. Thomsen accepted. Thomsen was the former head coach at Abilene Christian University and had a 51-21 mark at the helm of that program

 

Monday – 2:36 p.m.: Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown resigns

 

Monday – 3:00 p.m.: Chris Thomsen addresses the media for the first time as the interim head coach. Thomsen states that inside receivers coach Sonny Cumbie will coach the quarterbacks and call the plays in the bowl game.

 

Monday Afternoon: Brown is officially announced as the new offensive coordinator for the Kentucky Wildcats and a 5 year deal worth 3 million dollars a year is being reported as what Tuberville could get at Cincinnati.

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