With Kliff Kingsbury getting fired following the Red Raiders’ loss to Baylor on Saturday (I explain here why firing Kingsbury was the wrong move), a shocking report has surfaced from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams, who says that the Red Raiders are interested in West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen.
Have confirmed with a source that Texas Tech also is interested in bringing WVU coach Dana Holgorsen back to Lubbock. Think Tech folks wanted to keep this quiet, but it’s out there already, and the interest is real.
— Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) November 25, 2018
Huh? Come again? Williams confirmed the interest is real on Tech’s side and there is no indication as to whether or not that interest is mutual from Holgorsen.
I have heard rumblings that Dana Holgorsen and WVU AD Shane Lyons do not see eye to eye as is and that the two would not be disappointed in not having to work with the other, but that doesn’t signify Holgorsen making a drastic move like Texas Tech, which is arguably just as difficult a place to win as Morgantown.
Holgorsen is also heading into a rebuild of sorts, similar to Mike Gundy who lost his star quarterback (Mason Rudolph) and wide receiver (James Washington), Holgorsen is losing Will Grier and David Sills. The Mountaineers had a nice season going 8-3, but did not reach their goal of at least making the Big 12 Championship Game.
This whole thing feels like a serious stretch, but Williams is a good reporter who is in tune with what’s happening in Lubbock. Other names to come up in conversation have been North Texas’ Seth Littrell, Troy’s Neal Brown, Oregon DC Jim Leavitt and Clemson DC Brent Venables.
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