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Texas Tech Football Notebook: Kingsbury on Scheier; Wallace Ready for Return

Day one of spring practice for Texas Tech football is in the books.

A-J Media’s Don Williams has some quotes from head coach Kliff Kingsbury on new special teams coach Adam Scheier and discussed the hiring process as well as what Scheier brings as a coach:

“And then we had kind of an extensive process,” Kingsbury said, “interviewed a bunch of people, went through a bunch of people, and he just kept coming back in my mind — where he’d been, what he’d done, has a positive attitude and everybody that I spoke to spoke very highly of him.”

One selling point was Scheier’s demeanor.

“I like his energy,” Kingsbury said, “and I like the positive nature in which he coaches. We have some very talented specialists that we need to get on track this year and have them perform at a level I know they can perform at, and I think he’ll be good for those guys.”

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Kingsbury also noted that special teams is Scheier’s deal, he doesn’t want to coach any other position, he wants to coach kickers and special teams, so let’s hope that this hire gets that group going.

A-J Media’s Don Williams has a notebook from media availability after the first practice. Kingsbury said that Paul Stawarz is suspended for the first four workouts for unspecified violation of team rules. Bailey Smith and Dawson Deaton will take over in his absence. Also noted is that Joe Wallace is back after redshirting all of last year:

“He did everything that was required of him,” Kingsbury said. “It turned into a redshirt year for him. He got bigger, stronger, faster, handled his academics. So that’s another guy we’re really excited to have out there.”

The last note was that the practices will be early in the morning and not in the evening / afternoon.

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