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Chad Glasgow leaves Texas Tech

Posted on: December 29, 2011 12:25 pm
Edited on: December 29, 2011 12:25 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

It must be the offseason in Lubbock because Texas Tech is looking for a new defensive coordinator. The school announced on Thursday that defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow has left the school.

This is nothing new for the Red Raiders, as the news comes nearly a year to the day that it was announced former defensive coordinator James Willis was leaving the program. All of which means that Tech will be looking for its fourth defensive coordinator in four years, and the third defensive coordinator since Tommy Tuberville took over the program.

As for who the new coordinator will be, we can't be sure. Tuberville has said he'd like to go to a 4-3 scheme next season, which means the Red Raiders will also be employing their third different defensive scheme in three seasons as well. The team ran a 3-4 under Willis before switching to the 4-2-5 under Glasgow in 2011.

Glasgow's scheme didn't work out very well in Lubbock, as the Red Raiders finished 115th nationally in total defense, while finishing 113th in pass defense and 120th -- out of 120 schools in the FBS -- in run defense. The Red Raiders also gave up 39.3 points per game, and you aren't going to win very often when you're allowing nearly 40 points per game.

Of course, you do have to wonder if the results were a result of the scheme and the coaching or the fact that Texas Tech's defense has had to learn an entire new defense every season. I guess we'll find out in 2012.

Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2011 10:48 am

Chad Glasgow leaves Texas Tech

Texas Tech Football is in complete chaos once again and I've said it from Day One: only Texas Tech would run out and hire a guy that was fired at his last job after back to back losing seasons at that school (Auburn). By the way... how's Auburn doing these days... post Tub-A-Dump? The Board of Regents specifically Larry Anders, Alan White, Paul Sowell along with Chancellor Hance have singel handedly returned Texas Tech Football back to those halcion days of Jerry Moore i.e. the days when we were a national laughing stock. We are now completely removed from any consideration of being a very good, much reasonably competitive program nationally and make no mistake... that's exactly where Mike Leach had us before the BoR Stooges had their ego's stepped on!! THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE EGO'S OF THE AFOREMENTIONED little men in charge at Texas Tech.

We all were forced to accept Mike Leach's dismisal and the fact he'll never be back at Texas Tech. However we damn sure don't have to accept the idiots now solely responsible for the mess we have on our hands at TT nor do we have retain any of the aforementioned MORONS along with the pathetic Tommy-Tub-A-Dump! 

Since: Dec 30, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 9:54 am

Chad Glasgow leaves Texas Tech

No one could fix this defense in one year.  Tech is in a mess and it might begin to effect their recruiting.  Glaswow did not have the support of the Head Coach to make the necessary changes and the time to recruit the speed type players the 4-2-5 requires.  I think Tommy is in over his head.  I am not sure what he really wants to do at Tech. 

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 12:11 am

Chad Glasgow leaves Texas Tech

I cannot believe that the Chancellor has a job @ TT right now.  Leach was not let go over his treatment of a player - he was let go because the chancellor got jealous that Leach made a LOT more money than him and was due to make even more.  Tuberville was ousted from Auburn for a reason.  I'm not saying that Tuberville is not a good coach, I'm just saying he's not a good Big 12 coach.  TT will continue to pay for their poor decision to fire Leach. 

Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2011 5:24 pm

Chad Glasgow leaves Texas Tech

Well said GoMizzou, Our president, chancellor, and board of regents have decimated our football program.

Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2011 5:09 pm

Chad Glasgow leaves Texas Tech

Well said, GoMizzou,

Everyone always wanted to bash Mike Leach's defenses, but the last two years have been worse than any of Coach Leach's defenses, and the worst in school history.

Tech gave up the most points in school history in a game (66), not once, but twice this season.  They achieved the first losing season in over 19 years.  Their worse loss in school history (66-6).  They've lost more home games in the last 2 years than in all of Mike Leach's 10. And the stadium has been half empty all year. And all Tommy Tuberville talked about when he was hired was that winning 8 games a year was something he could do anywhere, and that he was there to "win championships". 

Texas Tech football has BIG problems.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2011 3:32 pm

How about the fact that Tech wanted change.

It wasn't satisfied with the winningest coach in their program's history leading the way.  Well, be careful what you wish for.  Tech will continue to pay for their stupid decision for years to come.

And as for big mouthed Tommy Tubberville who shot his mouth off about how weak the BIG 12 defenses were, and how that was the cause of these prolific offensive numbers the last 5 or 6 years, welcome to the BIG 12.  I guess that SEC D you brought along with you ain't all that.  

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