Former Red Raider QB Graham Harrell interviewed at Lubbock Roosevelt Wednesday afternoon for a job on the Eagles football staff.
A source tells KCBD NewsChannel 11 it was for the Offensive Coordinator job under new Eagles Coach John Contrucci, who came in from Leander.
Coach Contrucci says he and Graham are good friends and when he heard the former NFL Quarterback might want to get into coaching, he reached out to him. Contrucci stressed that Graham is an even better person than he is a player - a person who does great things for kids and would be a great addition for Roosevelt.
Harrell, who finished his College Career at Texas Tech with 134 passing touchdowns, won a Super Bowl ring with the Green Bay Packers. Harrell's last NFL experience came with the New York Jets in 2013.
Contrucci says Graham's playing days might not be over, but he is talking to Graham about joining the Eagles staff and Graham wouldn't have come out today if he wasn't interested.
East Carolina Coach Ruffin McNeill, who coached at Texas Tech when Graham played for the Red Raiders, posted this on my Facebook page Wednesday:
Ruffin wrote: "WHOEVER is in Charge there MY RECOMMENDATION IS 100%++++ ! WILL BE A GREAT GREAT TEACHER, COACH, AUTOMATIC RESPECT.... But Graham is a BETTER MAN!! Hire him Now and begin to WIN..ON and OFF the FIELD!!"
Harrell will hold his annual Passing School at Frenship High School in Wolfforth on June 26-28.
Contrucci took over the Roosevelt Pigskin program from Greg Poynor, who left after 6 seasons to be the Head Coach at Pampa.
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