Sports Updates: Shockey Passes Dolphins Physical, Hocutt Will Take Texas Tech Job
Two big updates in two big stories about comings and going in the Miami sports world we posted this morning. It looks like Jeremy Shockey coming to the Dolphins could be in the realm of reality. Meanwhile, a reports says Kirby Hocutt is definitely leaving his post as University of Miami Athletic Director.
So Jeremy Shockey first: ESPN reports that the team he was scheduled to take a physical for was actually the Miami Dolphins, and he's passed. That doesn't mean that there's actual contract negotiations going on at the moment as another ESPN reports points out, but it definitely means that the the Fins have some interest in bringing aboard the former Hurricanes star. If the price is right, it seems that Shockey could be playing in South Florida quite soon.
Not everyone is happy to be in the sunshine state though. The Dallas Morning News reports that a source close to the situation tells them that UM AD Kirby Hocutt will take the same job at Texas Tech. The deal will be announced "sooner or latter." Miami officials as of this morning seemed primed to make an effort to keep Hocutt on board, but apparently they can't match Texas Tech in money or in hometown roots.