Tech, Kingsbury Make Changes to Staff

Kliff Kingsbury is moving into a must win 2017 with some new faces on his staff. No they didn't hire a new defensive coordinator. That would be so 2014. Instead Kingsbury announced that offensive line coach Lee Hays, formerly of Sam Houston State, Baylor, West Texas A&M, et al has been let go. Hays has been with Kingsbury since 2013, Kingsbury's first in Lubbock. 

Tech has put together a very good line group as part of its 2017 recruiting class. including early enrollees Jack Anderson from Frisco, the highest rated recruit of Kingsbury's tenure as well as two other linemen, Will Farrar and Dawson Deaton. Anderson is the rated the 10th best player in the state and 3rd best nationally. Hays exit is a bit surprising considering he recruited that group. 

Tech also announced that running back coach DeShaun Foster is leaving the university and taking a position on Jim Mora Jr.'s staff at UCLA. Foster starred at UCLA in the late 90s early 2000s. Foster is part of the revamp of the Bruin offense after a disappointing 2016 season. He joins new OC Jedd Fisch and a new offensive staff in Westwood. 

Posted on January 22, 2017 and filed under Texas Tech, Southwest Round-Up.