A-J Media’s Don Willliams reports on the new details for the new agreement with Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt:
The new contract is retroactive to Sept. 1, 2017, and runs through 2025 — two years longer than the contract under which Hocutt currently works. The $9.8 million is the total amount of salaries, the source said, not counting bonuses offered in the deal.
Hocutt is set to sign the contract once it is presented to him. This contract should place Hocutt among the top ten in pay for athletic directors and I think this means that Hocutt is here for the long haul. I speculated yesterday’s Morning Stake that there is a chance that Hocutt could have his eyes on perhaps a conference commissioner position and it just so happens that Bob Bowlsby’s contract with the Big 12 runs out in the 2024-2025 season. Again, that’s pure speculation on my part, but I think that Hocutt is happy in Lubbock. He’s said it many times. It’s been said that the one of the few positions he would maybe leave for is Oklahoma as his mentor Joe Castiglione is the current AD there, but given this contract, I think Hocutt wants to be here and I think he’s saying, “Why not Texas Tech?”