TCU is set to hire former Auburn
running backs coach Curtis Luper as its wide receivers coach, two sources said.
Luper is the father of Cameron Echols-Luper, a recruit who announced he committed to TCU over Texas A&M several days ago. Luper was Auburn’s running backs coach and recruiting coordinator since 2009. He attended Sherman High School before playing three seasons at Oklahoma State. After five years working as an air traffic controller for the U.S. Army, he played his last year of eligibility in 1993 at Stephen F. Austin. He graduated in 1996 and earned his masters degree from SFA in 1998. Before Auburn, he coached running backs at Oklahoma State for four seasons.
Luper replaces Trey Haverty, who took the same job at Texas Tech last month. TCU coach Gary Patterson is also looking for a linebackers coach to replace Randy Shannon, who left last month for the same job at Arkansas.
-- Stefan Stevenson