Quick Q&A with Kerry Hyder

Senior defensive lineman Kerry Hyder spoke with Raider Power about getting one more shot at Texas and wrapping his final regular season at Texas Tech.


Senior defensive lineman Kerry Hyder has been through a lot in his career at Texas Tech.

Whether it be constant coaching staff turnover or disappointing team results, Hyder has endured as a team leader and one of the lone consistent defensive players on some of the worst defensive units in program history.

The 6-foot-2, 280 pounder will suit up for Texas Tech in one more regular season game with one final shot at beat Texas on Thanksgiving in Austin--his hometown.

Hyder took time earlier this week after practice to answer a few questions from RaiderPower.com.

What are your feelings going into the last regular season game of your Texas Tech career?

I am definitely looking forward to it. Being that I am from Austin it will be really great to finish up the season and my career in Austin.

What's it been like going through so many different coaching staffs? How did you take that as a player?

It's been different you know. You can't say a lot of college teams have had five different defensive coordinators and three head coaches for one class. It's been different but it also taught us how to adjust and how to play with a lot of different schemes. It was definitely to my benefit because I have been able to play with a lot of different defenses.

How is this year's coaching staff different then others you experienced here?

One thing is they graduated from here so just like I am a graduate they are graduates so I definitely love that we have some of our own blood back in here. Coach Kingsbury and all the other coaches; they have all played here.

Your class has yet to beat Texas, does that motivate you this week?

We definitely want to win this week not just to beat Texas but we have lost the past four so we need to win this one to have some momentum going in to the bowl game. Its not just about beating Texas.

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