We’ve met before.
Last year, Texas Tech hired Louisiana Tech running backs coach Jabbar Juluke, a high school coaching legend in Louisiana, only for Juluke to then take the same job at LSU, his dream school. Well, as things would have it, Juluke was re-assigned at LSU (not sure what that means) and today, Juluke was hired at Texas Tech:
“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Juluke and his family back to Lubbock,” Kingsbury said. “Coach Juluke has worked with several tremendous running backs over his career and his knowledge of that position will greatly benefit our offense. His experience on the recruiting trail is also very valuable, and I know he will have a significant impact in all phases of our program.”
Juluke, a New Orleans native with over 20 years of coaching experience, returns to Texas Tech where he helped complete the Red Raiders’ 2016 signing class after being hired as running backs coach last January.
Juluke departed the staff a few weeks after signing day to return to his home state of Louisiana as running backs coach at LSU under Les Miles. Prior to his hire at Texas Tech, Juluke spent the 2013-15 seasons as running backs coach at Louisiana Tech.
“I’m excited to join the staff Coach Kingsbury has assembled,” Juluke said. “Coach Kingsbury is very highly respected as one of the top offensive coaches in the country, so I’m looking forward to building on Texas Tech’s success the past few seasons.”
There was also this tweet that I haven’t seen confirmed anywhere, but it appears that Kevin Patrick is headed to North Carolina State to take the defensive line position there.
Breaking: Texas Tech assistant coach Kevin Patrick has accepted an offer to coach defensive line at NC State. He also had an offer from USF.
— Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) February 7, 2017