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Tech hires Texas A&M football assistant

Posted: December 21, 2011 - 10:18am
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Texas Tech on Wednesday announced the hiring of Texas A&M offensive line coach Jim Turner to fill a vacancy on the Red Raiders' staff.

Turner, who turns 47 on Jan. 15, has been with the Aggies since 2008. He will replace Matt Moore, who was dismissed recently after five years coaching Tech's offensive line.

A&M (6-6) is preparing to face Northwestern on Dec. 31 in the Meineke Car Car Bowl of Texas, which is played at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Turner's A&M offensive line had success this season. The Aggies are one of four teams tied for the national lead in fewest sacks allowed with eight. They also rank seventh in the nation in total offense and 21st in rushing offense.

"Jim (Turner) is an excellent coach and we are fortunate to have him on our staff," Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said in an announcement Tech released. "The job he did at Texas A&M is exactly why we wanted him on board. They gave up fewer sacks than anyone in the country, and in this offense the line is critical to your success."

According to his biography on the A&M web site, Turner was a three-year letterman and a two-year starter at fullback for Boston College in the mid-1980s. He has made college coaching stops at Northeastern (1994-98), Louisiana Tech (1999), Harvard (2000-02), Temple (2003-04), Delaware (2005-06) and Boston College (2007).

He was a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer from 1990-94 in Europe, the Middle East and Japan.

Turner started his coaching career with one year at his alma mater, Braintree (Mass.) High School. In 1989, he was offensive coordinator of the Kent Rams in London.

 

 

 

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Promising Hire

A&M had a great offense which was Sherman's specialty. I like the fact that he has been around the neighborhood for a while and that he was a Marine Corps officer. We need some mental toughness.

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Courtesy Warning

Just a reminder that December 30 is coming up. All Texas Tech employees need to know and understand that they might be fired without cause on that day and not be allowed due process as described in "The Handbook of Texas Tech." One other item: If you work at Tech you might want to get paid up front and in currency. Exercise extreme caution in the presence of Hance and The Fat Rats during the next ten days.

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Hey factsrfiction, just out

Hey factsrfiction, just out of curiosity.... When was the last time you actually held a job or better yet read a "handbook"? Comprehending that stuff leaves you scratching that noggin an awful lot. Now remind me how many pages was the handbook @ McDonalds? Let me guess... The McDonalds you bussed and did dishes @ had a pretty simple playbook for beginners like you. You know the routine, sweep the floors, mop under the tables during off hours, clean the tables, take out trash etc...When do they give your end of year bonuses there? Your obviously so well versed on all these things I just needed to pick that little jellybean negative brain of yours

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Hey factsrfiction, jus out of

Hey factsrfiction, just out of curiosity when was the last time you held a job of relevance of course other than your current position of washing dishes, bussing tables, sweeping and mopping the floors you know the routine cleaning off tables, taking out the trash... Hey I'm not busting on your job @ McDonalds... I think we needs fools like you and your negative little attitude. I get it, the more negative you are the harder you bus. What scares me is that you actually read the handbook there. Question.... How many pages is the handbook at McDonalds( bottom right corner)? Hey listen fiction .... With your $20 eoy (end of year for you facts, laptoptx and foolco) bonus combined between you stooges you can add like a bell or even a flag to your mopeds so when you head to Pullman it will be much safer..... Happy holidays

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Tech Ranks Tied 13th in producing NCAA Div 1 coaches

A recent article show that Tech ranks 2nd only to K State (Big 12 +/-) in producing NCAA coaches.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204879004577110731460989536.html

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@ Bill

I vote Bill for Post of the Day.

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@bill214

There you go again. You cannot address someone's comments so you belittle them and call them names. I do not know where factsrfiction works, nor do I care. Likewise, I could care less what you do or where you work. Your existence is meaningless to me. You could be a slimebucket lawyer. You could work for spaeth or you could work for Hance Scarborough. Your pettiness and ridicule of other people who disagre with you shows what a little person you are. You do have the trtaits of a hancer or a tea party member, but I have no idea what you are other than petty.

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@bill214

I don't know what you are getting all worked up about. I am certainly not political or on the Teach Leach bandwagon, but I actually found the post by FactsRFacts to be quite amusing -- and there is some underlining truth to it as well. Perhaps you, bill214, are employed by Texas Tech and are concerned about your own job after reading that post? Obviously you are not a student or graduate with all of those grammatical and spelling errors throughout your post. A "real" Red Raider would most certainly be a much nicer person too.

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@tcprdr321

Nice letter. You are a little bit more genteel than I was but you make some good points.

Merry Christmas

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Hey foolco, feel free to mix

Hey foolco, feel free to mix in spell check. As far as my profession... Good guesses with your little jellybean brain but like everything else you are dead left wrong. Listen foolco I have told you before and ok I will tell you again....dude your calling is politics. You are the perfect slimeball for it. The benefit to you is you don't have to buy anything to get started. You have all the necessary tools to get started... Your mindless, you have the bussing, cleaning, sweeping, mopping skills to succeed. Just prep the BOR room before then fix it up after. Just imagine foolco... You would have been in the same room as the people you think you are as smart as.

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My hear is warmed

Tis the season to forgive and forget, and to be nice to your fellow man... my heart is warmed with all the BS posted here. NOT.

Come on folks, respond with facts/figures, not personal affronts. Bill, you obviously lack knowledge of the subject, so you resort to personal attacks.... not nice, and not very effective.

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Bill and myself get

Bill and myself get absolutely fed up with so called fans posting on the board about Leach, Hance or James. It has nothing to do with the topic, move on Leachers. Please do exactly what you have been threatening to do for months and move up to the greater northwest. We are trying to move on!

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Tcprd & swcowan, Maybe you

Tcprd & swcowan, Maybe you havent been on these blogs for a while, maybe you are new to this forum, maybe not. Let me leave you with a few facts that happen daily on here from these jokers factsrfiction and foolco. Im surprised lodotx-laptop hasn't chimed in on this today but trust me theres still time. Each article on here these dudes throw out their negative opinions regarding Hance, tuberville, scoville, the bor, anders etc. They act like these people care about what they say or maybe share their left wing opinions. Fact- complaining daily on here does nothing. Fact- i have never replied in negative form about texas tech. Fact- noone on here cares what these 3 stooges think( although a few are trying to join their little negative frat). Fact- I never respond to these 3 stooges unless their tired worn out agenda appears over & over, then i respond ^^^ 2nd post- typical factsrfiction post followed by foolco.....hide and watch lodotx will be here in his typical negative fashion. If you dont believe me go back and read the last 20 football articles on here...trust me

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FactsRFacts and Bill...

Get a room you too! and @Red Raider for life, if you are not interested in what others have to say simply scroll past their post. Simple, done, finished. When you respond to posters they tend to get a kick out of it.

That being said, I like the hire. ATM has been able to run the ball effectively the past few years. If we can sure up the line, our stable of running backs can be successful.

My big concern of the day is the Glasgow situation.

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@bill

Son, you crack me up!! You are exactly what my dear old pappy (rest his soul) was talking about when he said, "Son, some people are like catfish, all mouth and no brains"! LMAO

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Wichita that is funny...a

Wichita that is funny...a little country but funny. Let me guess....east tx? You didn't throw that stink bait in the aggie bus....did you?

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Flemon looks like you dont

Flemon looks like you dont like whats being posted on here either. Hey simply scroll past....your words. BTW i totally agree with you, Glasgow is a huge concern with his lack of experience as DC. I know he is well thought of but may be over his head. I don't think any coach should be given only 1 year to be judged but its tough to watch the beatings they are taking.

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@Bill the Troll

Please do us all a favor and get back on your meds tomorrow. Thanks.

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