REPORT: Texas Tech To Hire Defensive Coordinator
The Texas Tech Red Raider football team may have a new defensive coordinator by the end of the weekend as the Fan’s own Don Williams is reporting Tech is ready to hire TCU DB’s coach Chad Glasgow. The hiring of Glasgow would fill the vacancy left void by former DC James Willis, who left amid a domestic abuse claim and a claim he was looking for employment elsewhere.
Glasgow has been with Gary Patterson for ten seasons there in Ft. Worth and is one of 5 coaches who has been with Patterson since his hiring. The Horned Frogs have had the top ranked defense for the past few seasons, but this would be the first hiring away from the Rose Bowl champions this season.
Here is Glasgow’s profile from the TCU Football website.
Chad Glasgow, a member of Gary Patterson’s first staff at TCU, is in his 10th year as the Horned Frogs’ safeties coach.
Glasgow, a 2010 National Defensive Backs Coach of the Year by FootballScoop.com, has been part of a staff that has helped the Horned Frogs lead the nation in total defense each of the last three seasons.
The 2011 Rose Bowl champion and second-ranked Horned Frogs, who topped the country in six defensive categories, are just the third team in NCAA history to lead the nation in total defense in three consecutive seasons (Toledo, 1969-71; Oklahoma, 1985-87).
Despite losing two starters in the first two rounds of the National Football League draft and a pair of four-year starters at cornerback, TCU’s total defensive numbers improved in 2010 from the previous season.
The Horned Frogs allowed just 228.5 yards per game, 26.2 yards less than runner-up Boise State (254.7).
In addition to total defense, TCU also led the nation in scoring defense (12.0 points), pass defense (128.8 yards), pass defense efficiency (94.9 rating), opponent third-down conversion percentage (24.1) and fewest first downs allowed per game (12.0).
The Horned Frogs were fifth in run defense at 99.7 yards each contest.
TCU’s defense also topped the country in the unofficial stat of three-and-outs per game (6.0).
Glasgow has coached 14 all-conference selections at safety, including 2010 consensus first-team All-American and Jim Thorpe Award finalist Tejay Johnson. Johnson, a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection, and Colin Jones were All-MWC picks in 2010.
Four TCU safeties in the last four years have signed National Football League contracts.
Stephen Hodge, who led the nation in sacks by a defensive back with eight in 2007, was a sixth-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2009.
Hodge and David Roach earned All-MWC honors in 2007. Roach and Brian Bonner signed 2008 free-agent contracts with the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, respectively.
In 2006, Marvin White was first-team All-MWC and later a fourth-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals. Bonner was a second-team selection.
White and Jeremy Modkins were All-MWC in 2005.
Since arriving at TCU, Glasgow also tutored all-conference safeties Kenneth Hilliard, a free-agent signee with the Buffalo Bills, and Marvin Godbolt, who inked a professional contract in the Canadian Football League.
Glasgow coached safeties, including 2000 Southland Conference Player of the Year C.J. Carroll, at Southwest Texas State from 1998-00.
Prior to his stint at Southwest Texas State, Glasgow spent one year at Illinois State as the linebackers coach.
Glasgow also had coaching stops as a graduate assistant at both Oklahoma State (1994-95) under Bob Simmons and New Mexico (1996) with Dennis Franchione. Patterson was the Lobos’ defensive coordinator that season.
A three-year letterwinner, Glasgow played linebacker at Oklahoma State. He earned a bachelor’s degree from OSU in business administration in 1995.
Glasgow and his wife, Maida, were married in March 2010. The couple has twin boys, Brance and Colt, born in November 2010.