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Hocutt said a search committee will include Tech booster and regent Dusty Womble, who just made a $20 million donation to the athletic department earlier this month;

You pays your money and you takes your chances.... Step right up, sir, $20 million and we'll do what you want. If you dont like our new guy, next year we reserve the right to demand $25 million to tell us what to do.
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Imagine having $20 million to spare and spending it on fking Texas TECH
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Sounds like a cartoon character. Maybe they'll hire back the pirate
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I do not pay attention to Texas Tech, so I have no clue what the overall composition of their Board of Regents looks like, but I would presume that there is at least a small sampling of new found oil money.

Smart job preservation move by Kirby. I'm sure he's making $1M+.
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More like $2M. Absurdly overrated AD for having 2 bad football hires in a row, and letting their basketball coach get away without even getting a meeting. That's a fireable run at almost any P5 school, at Tech it gets you a top 10 AD salary. Clearly Womble, who's paying his salary, likes him.
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Look for Sonny Dikes or Jeff Traylor to get job, which either one would be solid hire, especially given it is Tech.
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Opened this thread and realized that the wealthy tech donor is a long forgotten upper classman at my old high school. I'm sure it's him, because how many Dusty Wombles could there be out in West Texas? Don't know if he has the first clue about football, but I can tell you that he is very, very intelligent and his wealth surely reflects that fact. Apparently made his money in tech, not oil.
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Watched the tech/Kansas State game this past weekend on TV. The crowd was pitiful. It looked like a high school game or baylor homecoming. WAC>big 12.
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Kirby has burned all of his built up goodwill. He is being bailed out of another bad football hire. Im not sure he has any choice but to capitulate to the highest bidding donors for the next coach.
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I really hope Traylor doesn't take this job.
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20ag07 said:

More like $2M.
No, more like $30 million total. $20 million earlier this month for a football facility and a previous $10 million donation for a basketball practice facility.

The $20 million dollar gift from Womble is the largest of its kind in the school's athletics department history.
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What is a Dusty Womble and how did it get so dusty?
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Was referring to Hocutt's salary, the statement immediately preceding it.
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Builder93 said:

What is a Dusty Womble and how did it get so dusty?


Probably from lack of use
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Kliff was a great hire. Just didn't work out there, because maybe no one will after the pirate put a curse on them. Kliff can clearly coach.
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Builder93 said:

What is a Dusty Womble and how did it get so dusty?
You've never been to Lubbock, have you?

As for money guys, there's a guy also on the BOR named Cody Campbell, new oil money with Double Eagle, and I hear his name a lot in terms of "he wants this guy (can't remember who) and was not happy when Wells was hired instead."

It may have been Traylor but I can't remember. Wasn't Dykes or Briles.
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You are delusional if you don't think the biggest of big $ Aggie boosters were not involved in the Jimbo hiring.....
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Divining Rod said:

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Hocutt said a search committee will include Tech booster and regent Dusty Womble, who just made a $20 million donation to the athletic department earlier this month;

You pays your money and you takes your chances.... Step right up, sir, $20 million and we'll do what you want. If you dont like our new guy, next year we reserve the right to demand $25 million to tell us what to do.


Want to bet it's a similar process at A&M but with more people and bigger numbers? Also we seem to be better at being discreet which is nice.
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MooreTrucker said:

Builder93 said:

What is a Dusty Womble and how did it get so dusty?
You've never been to Lubbock, have you?

As for money guys, there's a guy also on the BOR named Cody Campbell, new oil money with Double Eagle, and I hear his name a lot in terms of "he wants this guy (can't remember who) and was not happy when Wells was hired instead."

It may have been Traylor but I can't remember. Wasn't Dykes or Briles.


But there are Aggies making him the money!!! One doesn't choose to go to tceh…..
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I cannot fathom being worth upwards of $100 million and choosing to live in Lubbuttocks.
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SEATAC Aggie said:

I cannot fathom being worth upwards of $100 million and choosing to live in Lubbuttocks.
Then you've never actually lived in Lubbock.
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If I am Sonny Dykes, and I am not, there is no way that I would leave SMU for Tech, even with the established relationship. He could be the king at SMU and rebuilding over and over eventually gets old.
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nu awlins ag said:

MooreTrucker said:

Builder93 said:

What is a Dusty Womble and how did it get so dusty?
You've never been to Lubbock, have you?

As for money guys, there's a guy also on the BOR named Cody Campbell, new oil money with Double Eagle, and I hear his name a lot in terms of "he wants this guy (can't remember who) and was not happy when Wells was hired instead."

It may have been Traylor but I can't remember. Wasn't Dykes or Briles.


But there are Aggies making him the money!!! One doesn't choose to go to tceh…..
Which has nothing to do with this. And yeah, lots of people chose to go to Tceh.

Dana Holgerson is the name I couldn't remember. That's the guy Campbell wanted instead of Wells.
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Gotta be all the dust out there.
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Tceh new hire could be harder to come by that initial thought. With the new B12 landscape, will they even be considered a P5 conference in the future? and what coach would want to go there?
I wanna see our defense pissed off, not confused, maybe a little murder in their hearts Reload12, 11/4/11
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Womble was invested in a company I once worked with. Nice enough guy, but we had several conversations on sports and talking with him was no different than the banter on Texags. In fact, he and some other donors were pretty high on Wells after they first hired him. The point of my statement is that all of these donors are better served picking a good AD and letting them do their job. Just because you were successful in business doesn't mean that you are going to be good at selecting the leader of a D-1 Football Program.
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the last 8 seasons for Tech...2014 to 2021...is one of the worst stretches in Red Raiders history --- especially in conference play.

have to go back to 1979 to 1985 to find a stretch just as bad
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Divining Rod said:

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Hocutt said a search committee will include Tech booster and regent Dusty Womble, who just made a $20 million donation to the athletic department earlier this month;

You pays your money and you takes your chances.... Step right up, sir, $20 million and we'll do what you want. If you dont like our new guy, next year we reserve the right to demand $25 million to tell us what to do.
dang, $20million gets a lot @tceh,,,It wouldn't get much at A&M or texas...
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AD Hocutt and his committee has some issues to overcome. Tceh not the most glamorous job. Recruiting tough. No NIL money. Poor attendance. Four head coaches in 12 years. Conference on shaky ground. Broadcast exposure and revenue taking a hit. New head coach will have to deal with these same issues when hiring coordinators and staff.

I suspect new coach and new staff will be up-and-comers seeking a job at a new level (staff to coordinator, coordinator to head coach, or small school HC stepping up to major program). And I fear they will just be using Tceh as a stepping stone.
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People make funding and hiring decisions. The foundations and administrators lead consensus formation and fundraising.

Kirby was on a segment with Gabe and Loftin and the Womble gifts were mentioned as an awesome positive of support by Dusty.
Divining Rod
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Jarrin' Jay said:

You are delusional if you don't think the biggest of big $ Aggie boosters were not involved in the Jimbo hiring.....


I absolutely don't think they were not involved, and I'm not delusional.
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MooreTrucker said:

nu awlins ag said:

MooreTrucker said:

Builder93 said:

What is a Dusty Womble and how did it get so dusty?
You've never been to Lubbock, have you?

As for money guys, there's a guy also on the BOR named Cody Campbell, new oil money with Double Eagle, and I hear his name a lot in terms of "he wants this guy (can't remember who) and was not happy when Wells was hired instead."

It may have been Traylor but I can't remember. Wasn't Dykes or Briles.


But there are Aggies making him the money!!! One doesn't choose to go to tceh…..
Which has nothing to do with this. And yeah, lots of people chose to go to Tceh.

Dana Holgerson is the name I couldn't remember. That's the guy Campbell wanted instead of Wells.


Good grief dude, lighten up.
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Traylor makes sense, but I'd think his star could be brighter if he just keeps at it a few more years.
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