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Offensive coordinator Neal Brown and running backs coach Chad Scott are interviewing for those respective positions at Kentucky today, per Twitter.
This post was edited by Landon Wright 16 months ago
It's being reported on Twitter (unofficially since there is no source) that Brown has accepted the job, I just haven't seen an official release.
I think someone jumped the gun, because I'm pretty sure the interview hasn't taken place yet.
A trusted source with ties to Kentucky has informed me that it is a done deal but won't be official until tomorrow.
My source is "pretty certain" Chad Scott goes with him.
One of my Tech sources doesn't think it's a "done deal," but my Kentucky source says otherwise.
Why is he out recruiting for Tech if he will be an employee of Kentucky tomorrow? Might want to check with your UK source.
I'm confident in my source, so we'll see. Hypothetically, he would still be officially employed by Tech until he is officially employed elsewhere.
But we can agree that he is in fact NOT interviewing in Kentucky today. We will find out for sure what is going on at 12:30pm.
We'll see. I wouldn't shut the door on it until at least Thursday.
This is not good for the stability of our program.
Who internally would be a good fit to be promoted to OC?
I don't understand why they would go to Kentucky. I don't see that as a job upgrade
EDIT - I just saw about Brown's ties to Kentucky in another thread.
This post was edited by Reese G 16 months ago
Possibly OL coach Chris Thomsen or Sonny Cumbie.
I just uderstand why he would still be out recruiting for us and doing interviews on our radio shows if he really planned on leaving. I cant see Tubs being ok with this.
Until it's said and done and my source proves to be right or wrong I'm going to stand by what was said.
If Brown is leaving then he still has to fulfill his job duties at Tech until he is officially employed elsewhere. To maintain integrity and leave on good terms, one would want to give 100 percent to leave their previous employer in the best possible situation when they move on. JMO
It's just like if you put in your two weeks at any job, you work up until you clock out the last day. If you ever want a reference from your past bosses you make sure you leave on good terms.
If I was getting paid by Tech still, I would most certainly be out working for them up til the moment I was clocked out the last time and not getting paid.
I just talked to my source again and he still says the deal will be done (officially) tomorrow.
this makes me very very depressed mainly because of chad scott leaving too. i see a DJ gillins decommit coming......
Any word this morning Landon? Hope your source is either wrong or says today that its not going to happen.
Sure is quiet today...not sure if thats good or bad.
Yeah, maybe we will get some sort of announcement later if anything were to happen.
Obviously nothing has happened yet, so it's too early to say my source was right or wrong.
FWIW, my source has been quiet since yesterday evening when he said the deal was still going through. And, in case you missed it yesterday, my source is more on the Kentucky end of things, rather than the Texas Tech end - just to get that straight.
From researching the situation, my take is that things were in place (verbally) late Monday, early Tuesday to make it happen. But, since then, other schools and other opportunities have entered the picture. Is that to say it won't happen? No, it's definitely too early to tell.
Look at it like recruiting, if a prospect only has one offer it's a no-brainer on signing day, but if more offers enter the picture late in the process then it complicates the decision-making process.
I'm hearing the Kentucky OC offer is officially on the table, but he will likely interview for a head coaching job either at Arkansas State or Southern Miss before he makes any moves.
@TLReed2 is reporting on Twitter that Brown will interview for the head coaching position at Southern Miss on Thursday.
I'm also hearing that due to UK's hiring rules, nothing could be official until Thursday.
So to sum it all up, nothing will be official until Thursday or Friday, at the earliest.
I guess the part, from my source, about it being official today was wrong. Brown was officially offered today.
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