Former Texas Tech coordinator will receive six months’ pay after resignation

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Texas Tech University will pay former defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt to just go away.

When the news originally broke, the school reportedly fired Wallerstedt for suspicion of being under the influence of an unknown substance at the school’s football facility.

An exact reason was never given for the move, but the school and Wallerstedt eventually reached a resignation settlement.

As part of the agreement, Wallerstedt also rendered Texas Tech blameless “from any further claims related to his employment or resignation.”

The official reason behind Wallerstedt’s resignation was due to “personal reasons.” The Lubbock Avanlanche-Journal acquired a copy of the the coordinator’s resignation letter:

“Kliff [Kingsbury], I have enjoyed working with you. To allow your program to go a new direction on defense, I hereby submit my resignation effectively immediately. I wish you and the Texas Tech Red Raiders every success in the future. Please tell the young men who I have had the privilege of coaching, and our coaching staff, that it was an honor and privilege to work alongside each one of them in this premiere program.

“If I can ever be off [sic] assistance to you in any way in the future, please call upon me.”

In Texas Tech’s first performance since Wallerstedt’s departure, the Red Raiders surrendered 45 points and 528 yards in a loss to Oklahoma State Thursday night.