Jabbar Juluke Leaves Texas Tech for Dream Job With LSU
Kliff Kingsbury confirmed Saturday February, 13, that Texas Tech Running Backs Coach Jabbar Juluke has resigned from Texas Tech and accepted a similar job at LSU.
"I'm sorry to see Coach Juluke go, but this is a lifelong dream of his," Kingsbury said. "He's a Louisiana guy and this is an opportunity for him to go home. I know he will be an incredible asset for Coach Miles and their program."
"I want to thank Coach Kingsbury and his staff for the opportunity they gave me at Texas Tech," Juluke said. "This is an exciting time in Lubbock, Texas and I foresee great things for the Red Raiders."
This not only puts Tech behind the ball on hiring a running backs coach for this season, but it also hurts Tech's recruiting pull in Louisiana. The hiring of Juluke was supposed to bolster the pipeline that Texas Tech is trying to cultivate.
Tech will likely look for a coach who has strong high school ties or another Louisiana based coach to replace Juluke.
I can't be mad at Juluke, though. It seems crazy to make a commitment to only break it a month later. The new job is closer to Juluke's home, pays more money, has a richer talent pool and is in a better conference, but still.