James Willis leaves Texas Tech football program - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

James Willis leaves Texas Tech football program

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By Texas Tech News Release | Posted By James Clark email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech defensive coordinator James Willis has left the program immediately to pursue other career opportunities.  He will not coach in Texas Tech's New Year's Day match-up against Northwestern in the Ticket City Bowl.

"I wish James the best of luck but it is important for football team to keep pressing forward," said Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville.  "We have a great defensive staff here that will carry the load along with my assistance as we prepare for Northwestern."

Willis was in his first season at Texas Tech and his first as a defensive coordinator.  He joined the staff after spending the 2009 season at Alabama and the previous three under Tuberville at Auburn.

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