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Red Raider Gridiron: David Gibbs' Contract Released; Carlos Strickland Chooses Cal

The LAJ obtained a copy of new defensive coordinator David Gibbs' contract and former Texas Tech commit Carlos Strickland chose Cal last night.

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Gibbs Contract Released. The LAJ has the details on new defensive coordinator David Gibbs' contract.  Here are a few details with more details at the link:

The deal, as the A-J reported when he was hired Jan. 5, is a two-year contract for $550,000 a year. Gibbs signed it Jan. 5, and university president Duane Nellis signed it Thursday. It runs through Jan. 4, 2017, with a provision that Gibbs would stay on if the Red Raiders are in a bowl or playoff game that runs within 30 days past the expiration date.

The contract contains a buy-out calling for Gibbs to pay Tech $200,000 if he leaves to join another Big 12 Conference staff or $25,000 if he joins another staff not in the Big 12. He wouldn't owe Tech anything if he takes an FBS head-coaching job or a position with an NFL team before the contract is up.

Strickland Chooses Cal. Not a lot to report here as former Texas Tech commit WR Carlos Strickland chooses Cal, via the DMN.  Good luck!

Brown as a Commit to Watch. As Strickland commits to Cal, it was nice to read ESPN's Brandon Chatmon pick out Texas Tech commit WR Tony Brown as an underrated commit (non 4-star or 5-star) that would surprise:

Chatmon: It will be interesting to see what Tony Brown can do in Texas Tech's offense. The three-star receiver from California decided to play for Kliff Kingsbury despite offers from UCLA, Nebraska, Arizona State, and others. He would bring terrific size (6-foot-1, 185 pounds) to the Red Raiders' receiving corps. He doesn't have blazing speed, but would bring quickness and good ball skills to Lubbock.

Miscellaneous. Make sure and check out the campus photos from our friend TTURed at Totally Texas Tech where a new art installation has a replica of the Robert Bruno steel house that's in Ransom Canyon . . . Grantland's Matt Hinton writes about the rough winter that Bob Stoops is having at Oklahoma . . .