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5-7, 7th in Big 12
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13dJosh Weinfuss

Cardinals' Kingsbury: First priority is hiring staff

Kliff Kingsbury says he's working closely with and leaning heavily on GM Steve Keim to identify potential candidates for his first staff. "We don't care if we know them, let's make sure we get the right coaches for us right now," Kingsbury said.

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Texas Tech ranked fourth in offensive efficiency in Patrick Mahomes' two full seasons as the team's starting QB (2015-16). In the two seasons since, the Red Raiders ranked 33rd.

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15dJosh Weinfuss

Cardinals turn to Kingsbury as next head coach

Kliff Kingsbury will receive a four-year deal to coach Arizona, capping a one-and-a-half-month stretch during which he was fired as coach of Texas Tech, hired as USC's offensive coordinator and then tabbed to lead his first NFL team.

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17d

Memphis' Randolph named Texas Tech DL coach

Paul Randolph has been hired as defensive line coach at Texas Tech after the past three seasons at Memphis. New coach Matt Wells also announced his first three off-the-field hires, including Katharine Sawyer as director of recruiting.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Texas Tech is hiring Memphis defensive line coach Paul Randolph for the same position. Memphis will replace Randolph with Deke Adams, who most recently coached defensive line at North Carolina. Randolph has worked previously at Arizona State and Pitt, among other stops.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells has added five new on-field coaches who worked with him at Utah State: Jovon Bouknight (outside receivers), Julius Brown (defensive backs), Steve Farmer (offensive line), DeAndre Smith (running backs) and Luke Wells (tight ends/inside receivers). Wells already announced offensive coordinator David Yost and defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will be moving with him to Texas Tech. Luke Wells, Matt's brother, is an elite-level recruiter in the Dallas area.

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53d

Wells: Texas Tech will 'reload ... win right now'

New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells says the Red Raiders "deserve the chance to win right now" and can compete for the Big 12 titles that AD Kirby Hocutt wants and expects.

54d

Campus Conversation: Trash Talk, Title Previews

Ryan McGee, Jake Trotter & Chris Low discuss Texas Tech's new coach (1:45), Rob Mullens' response to Mike Leach 7:00), preview championship weekend (16:25) and more. Plus, Walk-Ons (37:40) and Extra Points (44:21).

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54dHeather Dinich and Jake Trotter

Texas Tech hires Utah State's Wells as coach

Texas Tech has hired Matt Wells from Utah State to become the Red Raiders' new coach, the school announced Thursday night.

56d

Campus Conversation: Coaching Carousel Special

After brief reaction to the latest CFP rankings (1:53), Adam Rittenberg, Chris Low & Ryan McGee discuss the latest coaching developments and rumors around the country (7:10). Plus, coaching related Walk-Ons questions (40:46).

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58dDavid Hale

Venables: Not actively pursuing Texas Tech job

While Clemson Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables said he has spoken "recently" with Texas Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt, he is not actively pursuing the job of Red Raiders head coach.

Texas Tech AD promises team will return to 'elite' status (1:18)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt faces an interesting coaching decision with Kliff Kingsbury's successor. He could once again go young/offense with coaches like North Texas' Seth Littrell or Troy's Neal Brown, or he could go defense/veteran with someone like Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables or Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, both of whom go back to Hocutt's Kansas State days. Utah State's Matt Wells also could be an option here.

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59d

Kingsbury mum on TTU future after losing again

TTU's former quarterback turned coach Kliff Kingsbury expects to have a talk about the future of his job after the Red Raiders booked a third straight losing season.

Brewer throws 3rd TD in win vs. Texas Tech (0:34)
Lovett plows into end zone to extend Baylor's lead (0:19)
Texas Tech DB makes diving interception on tipped pass (0:52)
Brewer airs it out for 41-yard Baylor TD (0:35)
Baylor scores TD on 19-play drive (0:22)

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