With each change – from Wes Lunt to J.W. Walsh to Clint Chelf, back to Walsh and then back to Chelf, to Walsh and now Daxx Garman – the transition has gone smoothly inside the locker room, which shouldn’t be underestimated.
Texas Tech had a midweek defensive coaching change and was dismal against the rush in a blowout loss to Arkansas. But that hasn’t changed the Cowboys’ approach with the Red Raiders on tap.
Among the 125 FBS programs this season, 12 are led by alums, or 9.6 percent; hardly numbers suggesting faith in bringing back favorite sons. OSU and Texas Tech, with Kliff Kingsbury in charge, are two programs that have pinned their futures to their pasts.