Eric Morris was seemingly just here roaming the campus and scoring touchdowns. After brief stints at Houston and Washington St., Morris returns to Lubbock to be the co-offensive coordinator and coach inside receivers.
Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury completed his off-field hires with the hiring of Kenny Bell as chief of staff, retaining Tommy McVay as director of football operations, Danielle Bartelstein as assistant of football operations and David Raih and Scott Parr in off-field capacities.
Chad Dennis has been hired in the all-important role of strength and conditioning coach. Dennis has spent a majority of his career at Texas A&M and Houston and has coached along side the current Texas A&M strength and conditioning coach, Larry Jackson, for most of their time at Houston and TAMU.
A couple of weeks or so ago, Chancellor Hance was on with one of the 104.3 radio shows and they were discussing the hiring of Kliff Kingsbury and there wasn’t anything revolutionary, per se, but there was something that really caught my attention. There's been a little bit of criticism with Kingsbury and who he is hiring for his staff. Quite a few former players and other coaches that he's coached with at Houston. First, coaching is a small fraternity and you hire who you think can do a good job and who you trust. Obviously, Kingsbury's circle is smaller than a coach who has been around for 20 years, but this is part of the learning process with Kliff. I can promise you that one of these hires for an assistant coach is going to fall flat on it's face. It's the nature of the business in that not every coach will be the right fit. That's to be expected.