Report: Kirby Hocutt turned down Arkansas job

Kirby Hocutt isn’t going anywhere for a while, according to Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Arkansas reportedly reached out to Hocutt in an attempt to fill their vacant Athletic Director position, but one of Williams’ sources thinks that Hocutt is staying put.

Many think of Kirby Hocutt for his baffling explanations for the bewildering activity of the College Football Playoff committee, or his loyalty to Kliff Kingsbury. Those are certainly the two most visible parts of his job, but in terms of all the other sports on campus, Hocutt’s hires have been incredible.

When Tubby Smith left for Memphis, Hocutt went and got the Texas Tech men’s basketball team Chris Beard, who has the Red Raiders ranked in the AP Poll for the first time since 2010. He brought Tim Tadlock to Lubbock, and the Red Raiders have quickly become a baseball powerhouse.

The fruits of his labor aren’t always readily apparent, but at the very least, he knows what he’s doing as an AD, regardless of his explanations for the College Football Playoff.

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