A former Red Raider is coming home. Sonny Cumbie has been named the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech. Cumbie comes from TCU where he had been the offensive coordinator since 2014. Cumbie replaces David Yost, who was let go after two seasons.
Cumbie played his college football at Texas Tech under Mike Leach. He led the nation in passing in his single season as a starter in 2004. After a brief professional career, Cumbie started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Tech under Mike Leach.
Over the next few years, Cumbie worked under not only Leach but Tommy Tuberville, where he was the inside receivers coach, and Kliff Kingsbury, where he would be the co-offensive coordinator with Eric Morris. In 2014, he took the same position at TCU. Cumbie helped TCU convert from a Pro-Style offense to a spread.
This hire is an interesting one for the program. Wells swung for the fences with this hire. In his first years as TCU’s offensive coordinator, the offense ranked in the top-5 in the nation for total offense.
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