Texas Tech’s Joey McGuire excited to welcome CU Buffs to conference – Longmont Times-Call

Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire speaks during the Big 12 NCAA College Football Media Days in Las Vegas, Tuesday, July 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Lucas Peltier)

LAS VEGAS – Among those excited to welcome the Colorado Buffaloes to the Big 12 Conference is Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire.

On Tuesday, McGuire was one of eight head coaches to take the podium on the first day of Big 12 media day at Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders. CU’s Deion Sanders will take the podium on Wednesday along with seven others.

CU joins the Big 12 this season along with Arizona, Arizona State and Utah, but for the Buffaloes, it’s a return to their roots. CU originally left the Big 12 after the 2010 season.

“I’m a Texan and grew up in the old Southwest Conference and the old Big 12, so it’s great to see Colorado back in the real conference,” McGuire said.