Kirby Hocutt hired as Texas Tech AD

Updated: February 25, 2011, 7:01 PM ET
Associated Press

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Calling it "the correct decision" for his family, Kirby Hocutt resigned as Miami's athletic director to take the same job at Texas Tech, barely two months after hiring a new football coach and speaking about his desire to see the Hurricanes chase national prominence in all sports.

Hocutt told Miami officials of the decision Friday. University President Donna Shalala announced the move in a one-paragraph statement, doing so even before Texas Tech officials or Hocutt ...

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