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Why Ruff?

Can anyone give me a legitimate explanation to why Ruffin should be head coach of TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY. I like him as much as the next guy, but do not think that he should even be considered as head coach. In fact I think he is lucky to be the DC at a school of Techs caliber. Ruffin took a bad defense and made it mediocre to ok with flashes of good. There stats this year aren't anything to get all that excited about. What makes any of you think he can take us to the next level. Im not ok with settling for a guy that will maybe (and that is a big maybe) keep us where we are already. What could he possibly improve that much....He is not bringing anything to the table on offense, and although he may be able to improve our defense a little more, he will never be able to take us to a Big 12 Championship. Have you watched his defensive schemes? How often do we run stunts or different blitz packages. RARELY! I watched so many 3rd or 4th and short plays against us this year and there he was running the defense as if it were 1st and 10…he didn't even bring our linebackers up for gods sake. Ruffin said earlier in the year that he wanted to take everything and simplify it. Well he simplified it alright....So much so that the other team rarely has to guess what were going to be running. He couldn't even figure out how to stop a team that was probably the worst team in a bowl. I think he needs to spend a few more years as DC to season (and prove) himself before we think about giving him this type of position. It took the pirate 10 years to get us to this point and we sit right between good and great. What scares me the most about all of this is returning to the Spike Dykes days of Mediocrity. 

Are there people out there that really think he can take us to the next level. Or are you just settling because he's likable and will do a decent job….most likely leading to 8-4 or 7-5 seasons

Opponents Stats vs Texas Tech Defense


Opponents
Total First Downs
259
Rushing
101
Passing
136
Penalty
22
3rd Down: Made/Att
80 / 201
3rd Down Pct.
39.8
4th Down: Made/Att
11 / 23
4th Down Pct.
47.8
Possession Average
31:4
Total Net Yards
4581
Avg. Per Game
352.4
Total Plays
949
Avg. Per Play
4.8
Net Yards Rushing
1648
Avg. Per Game
126.8
Total Rushes
483
Avg. Per Play
3.4
Net Yards Passing
2933
Avg. Per Game
225.6
Sacked/Yards Lost
41 / 255
Gross Yards
2933
Att./Completions
466 / 281
Completion Pct.
60.3
Punts/Average
68 / 41.7
Net Punting Avg.
68 /
Penalties/Yards
96 / 801
Fumbles/Ball Lost
28 / 14
Touchdowns
35
Rushing
18
Passing
12
Returns
1

Score by Periods

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT PTS
TEXAS TECH 97 116 123 145 0 481
OPPONENTS 51 70 68 103 0 292

<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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