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Kirby Hocutt Talks Texas Tech Football, Chris Walker, and More on Sportsline [AUDIO]


Ashley Wirz,

Kirby Hocutt, Director of Athletics at Texas Tech University, joined the Monday edition of Sportsline with Steve Dale. Hocutt spoke on a wide range of issues from the Texas Tech – TCU Football game moved to a Thursday night, the future of Texas Tech Basketball, and athletics at Texas Tech in general.

Hocutt said the moving of the Tech – TCU game,

If it was my decision, we would play every football game on a Saturday and kickoff would be at 6:30 or 7. But, unfortunately, as a member of the Big 12 Conference we have given up the control of setting our game times and selection of dates on certain occasion.”

Hocutt spoke of the positives of the game played on Thursday in front of a national television audience in prime time. The worry of not selling out the game concerns Hocutt, but said 85% of season ticket holders live within 2 1/2 hours of Lubbock.

Hocutt said of Chris Walker, the interim Head Coach of Texas Tech Basketball and how good of a job he has done considering the circumstances from August when he took over from Billy Gillispie.

On hiring Walker full-time or going in a different direction Hocutt said,

We’re going to move as quickly as we can to bring this situatuion to a close. With that being said, once the season is officially over…then Chris and I will have chance to sit down and talk about where we are as a program.”

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