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Texas Tech introduces Hocutt as school's new AD

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Kirby Hocutt has been introduced as Texas Tech's new athletic director, promising to work toward elevating the school to national prominence.

Hocutt met with reporters and university officials Wednesday in Lubbock.

The 39-year-old Hocutt resigned Friday as athletic director at Miami, where he had been for 2½ years, and has been considered one of the rising administrators in college athletics.

The native Texan, who played football at Kansas State, said he will begin at Texas Tech full time by the end of March. He succeeds Gerald Myers, who will step down at the end of May after 15 years as athletic director. Myers will remain to ease the transition.

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