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Joey McGuire to be named head coach at Texas Tech

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Texas Tech has hired a new head football coach who has Baylor connections, but the coach is not the controversial one that has been linked to the job in recent weeks.

Baylor assistant coach Joey McGuire is expected to be named the next head coach at Texas Tech, according to multiple reports.

McGuire is in his fifth season with Baylor. He is the outside linebackers coach there and associate head coach under Dave Aranda. He’s also a legendary high school coach in the state of Texas, which likely played a big role in Texas Tech’s decision to hire him.

Texas Tech’s boosters seemed to prefer Art Briles over any other candidate, but that was never realistic.

This move also seems to signal another significant development. Both Texas Tech and TCU got rid of their coaches, reportedly with an eye on hiring Sonny Dykes away from SMU. Texas Tech hiring McGuire could signal that Dykes is set to take the TCU job.

Texas Tech is 5-4 this season. They have not been to a bowl game since 2017 or won one since 2013.

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