UNLV’s Chris Beard bolts after a week to become Texas Tech coach

UNLV’s Chris Beard has accepted the head coaching vacancy at Texas Tech, sources told CBS Sports on Friday.

An official announcement is expected soon.

Beard was an assistant at Texas Tech from 2001-11.

He was named the head coach of UNLV on April 9, but the Runnin’ Rebels have only two players on scholarship and five official visits for the spring recruiting period.

Beard replaces Tubby Smith, who accepted the Memphis job on Thursday.

Beard went 30-5 last season at Little Rock.

CBS Sports reported on Thursday night that Texas Tech flew to Las Vegas to meet with Beard.

The Chris Beard era at UNLV lasted one week. (USATSI)
The Chris Beard era at UNLV lasted one week. (USATSI)

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