Earlier on Monday we told you how defensive coordinator James Willis had left Texas Tech and was pursuing other job opportunities, including the opening at Florida. Of course, there was some question as to why Willis had suddenly decided to leave Texas Tech, and the school would give no clarification as to whether Willis had resigned from his position or had been fired.
Well, the school still hasn't said what caused Willis' sudden departure, but I think we've found the reason why.
FOX 34 News has learned that a domestic dispute is reported to have taken place at a Wolfforth home, that according to several sources, is the residence of former Texas Tech football defensive coordinator James Willis.
Wolfforth Police Chief Rick Scott confirms that police were called to a home at 305 North 10th in Wolfforth at 3:15, the morning of December 22.
According to Scott, the victim was a 33-year old female and the suspect is a 38-year old male. James Willis turned 38 back in September, so do the math.
Call me crazy, but I believe this may be why Willis is no longer with the team, and odds are that it will affect his potential candidacy at Florida or any other job for the time being. Texas Tech is currently in Dallas practicing in preparation for its game against Northwestern in the Ticket City Bowl on New Year's Eve.