Things were already going well for Texas Tech athletics when the No. 19-ranked Red Raider basketball team defeated the No. 1 Baylor Bears Tuesday in Waco, ending the defending national champions’ 21-game winning streak.
Texas Tech junior wide receiver Erik Ezukanma announced Thursday he will forego his final two seasons of eligibility and declare for the 2022 NFL Draft. Ezukanma will not participate in the upcoming AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Mississippi State.
Texas Tech has entered the Associated Press Men’s Basketball Top 25 for the first time this season at No. 25 after earning a 57-52 overtime win over Tennessee last week at the Jimmy V Classic in Madison Square Garden.
Tim DeRuyter, one of the top defensive minds in college football and a former head coach at Fresno State, has been named Texas Tech’s new defensive coordinator, head coach Joey McGuire announced Thursday morning.
Zach Kittley, the architect behind one of the nation’s top offenses this season at Western Kentucky, has been named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas Tech, head coach Joey McGuire announced Monday evening.
Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt announced Tuesday night that Sonny Cumbie will return to his duties as interim head coach for the Red Raiders’ upcoming bowl game. Cumbie was named the new head coach at Louisiana Tech earlier this evening.
Josh Bookbinder has been named the Red Raiders’ secondary coach, while Kenny Perry will serve as associate head coach and special teams coordinator. The list of new hires also includes Quintin Jordan, who will return to his alma mater as Director of Football Operations.