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‘Canes may lose AD to Texas Tech

Kirby Hocutt

For those members of Hurricane Nation unhappy with the performance of Kirby Hocutt as Miami’s athletic director — and based on the emails we received during the search for a new football coach there are many — today may be your lucky day.

According to multiple reports, Hocutt has interviewed for the same position at Texas Tech recently.  The Red Raiders have apparently targeted Hocutt as a replacement for Gerald Myers, with one UM source telling the Palm Beach Post that “Texas Tech is beating down his door.”

Chris Level of and ESPN radio in Lubbock went so far as to tweet earlier Thursday that Hocutt will be Tech’s next AD “pending board of regents approval today or tomorrow. The search is over.”

Hocutt has been at Miami for the past three years, but prior to that had spent a good chunk of his adult life in Big 12 country.  He was a linebacker at Kansas State, and also spent six years as an administrator at Oklahoma.

Myers, the current Tech AD, announced his retirement Aug. 26 of last year, effective May 31 of this year.

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4 Responses to “‘Canes may lose AD to Texas Tech”
  1. atxcane says: Feb 24, 2011 3:24 PM

    I don’t think the guy has been a bad AD. He’s increased donations for the athletic program, focused on updating facilities, smartly didn’t back Randy Shannon and facilitated what looks to be a successful hire in Al Golden. He’s done a great job putting the Canes in a position to succeed with scheduling in football. My only beef with him would be why Frank Haith still has a job. Otherwise I think he’s done pretty well everything considered.

  2. burntorangehorn says: Feb 24, 2011 3:42 PM

    I’ll take “Headlines I Didn’t Expect to Ever See” for $600, John.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Feb 24, 2011 6:03 PM

    Oh please. Take DeLoser Dodds instead.

  4. burntorangehorn says: Feb 24, 2011 9:46 PM

    Yeah, it’d be awesome to get rid of the AD who has taken Texas athletics from the obscurity into which it had faded to the very top of the nation in terms of gross and net revenues, as well as multiple national championship appearances in football, baseball, women’s volleyball, and countless other sports, as well as to a high level in basketball.

    Sure would be great to kick him to the curb and maybe find someone like Hocutt.

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