The Texas Tech Raiders have lost wide receivers’ coach Sonny Cumbie to the TCU Horned Frogs where he will become TCU’s co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Cumbie, like Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury, was a former Red Raider quarterback.
“It was just a really good opportunity within the profession for me to make a move,” Cumbie said via ESPN’s Jake Trotter. “It just so happened to be to a conference opponent.”
There doesn’t appear to be any hostility between Cumbie and Kignsbury. In fact, Cumbie said he consulted with Cumbie before making the move.
“Throughout my coaching and playing career I’ve always relied on him for advice,” Cumbie said. “If fortunate enough to be in his shoes, I’d be doing it the same way, as far as calling the offense and coaching the quarterbacks. We’re going to continue to be really good friends. Just one day a year we’ll be competing on the field.”
Cumbie will share the offensive coordinator duties with Doug Meacham, who was hired away from the Houston Cougars.