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Texas Tech assistant coach Christmas list: Defensive line, please

DALLAS, TX - AUGUST 30: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders has words with his team against the SMU Mustangs on August 30, 2013 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

DALLAS, TX - AUGUST 30: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders has words with his team against the SMU Mustangs on August 30, 2013 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Texas Tech has several openings on its assistant coaching staff between hirings and some coaches going on to seek head coaching opportunities.

But for the Red Raiders' sake next season, a defensive line coach should be at the top of the football department's list. Tech ranked second to last in rushing yardage allowed in 2015. Put even a mediocre run defense with this explosive offense, and who knows how good they might be?

Wreck Em Red took a look at some viable candidates that could fill the pivotal role.

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