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Texas Tech hires TCU's Glasgow

Posted on: January 21, 2011 1:56 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Texas Tech must have some kind of vendetta against TCU right now. Yesterday the school added to TCU's scheduling woes for 2011 by dropping the Horned Frogs from its schedule, and now the Red Raiders have raided TCU's coaching staff to find a new defensive coordinator. Texas Tech announced on Friday that it had hired TCU defensive backs coach Chad Glasgow.

"It's my goal to bring our defense to a championship level and Chad Glasgow is the right person for the job," said Tech coach Tommy Tuberville. "With his experience and knowledge of the game and recruiting, he will be a great addition to our staff."

Glasgow, 38, has been on the TCU staff for the last ten years, and is considered one of the best young coaches in the country. So this is a pretty big hire for Tuberville and Texas Tech. He isn't the only hire the school made on Friday, either, as it was also announced that graduate assistant Otis Mounds had been promoted to cornerbacks coach.

"I've known Otis for over 10 years," remarked Tuberville. "He is one of the new up-and-coming bright coaches in this business who has had experience at both the high school and college level. He was a big part of our staff last year and I am glad that we were able to keep him on board."

Mounds played his college ball at Auburn, and is also the uncle of four-star recruit Marcus Roberson, who gave his verbal commitment to Texas Tech earlier this week. Amazing how that happens.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 10:31 pm

Texas Tech hires TCU's Glasgow

I have a piece of friendly advice for Glasgow: Rent, don't buy.

Tuberville is legendary for throwing coordinators under the bus when things start to go wrong.

Chad will quickly learn that this is a totally different ballgame from his time at TCU with Patterson.

Since: Oct 21, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2011 5:15 pm

Texas Tech hires TCU's Glasgow

This is all about recruiting. Glasgow is one of TCU's best recruiters, but also well deserving of this promotional move to defensive coordinator. I only think it says great things about TCU and what the staff has been able to accomplish. Now other teams want to tap into what TCU has. As a good boss you want your coaches to get promoted and even surpass your success it says great things about you.

I don't think this will change anything at TCU as Head Coach Gary Patterson and Defensive Coordinator Dick Bumpas are the real minds behind the three time #1 defense. However recruiting wise this is a big blow, my guess is that you don't become defensive coordinator without bringing a kid or two with you. I would watch who TT will be trying to steal recruit wise either with TCU's recruiting class this year or the talent that has already committed in 2012.

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