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New Coach - Who's confused?


I was really excited to see Tech get the win last night and I also thought Ruffin did a heck of a job rallying the players in such tough times.  I'm really confused about the coaching vacancy.  On one hand I see Ruffin has the support of the players and seems like a big Santa Claus to everybody.  The guys love him no doubt but does he really measure up to head coaching material?  Once again I'm pessimistic and say no.  I saw a great deal of coaching by committee going on and I can understand it was his first game in such short notice but I'm just not sold in his ability to be a leader versus a nice guy.  I'm of the thinking a coach needs to be a hard ass like Jimmy Johnson or Parcells.  I like strong leadership because it demands results and in most cases works.  It may be my old school thinking and I do think sports have changed in this day and age.  I really do like Ruffin as the DC and I think he's doing great but can he manage Texas Tech football in the grand scheme of things?  This position goes way beyond the playing field and although Leach wasn't a great speaker, he had way about him that made up for it.  I guess I'm torn on this.  I know what the players want but  is that really important?  My business sense tells me they will get on board with whoever comes in.  Names like Tubberville and Sumlim have all my attention.  These guys have a track record of winning and leading teams.  At this point  I would even go as far as saying if we lose this recruiting class so be it provided we can land a coach that has the ability to pick up the pieces and find ways to be competitive in the future.  I've come to accept Mike is gone and now it's time for us to move on.  I just hope we can find a coach that has everything it takes to make Texas Tech football a winning tradition.  

  

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors.</em>

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