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Texas Tech Red Raiders 2015 Preview and Prediction

Kliff Kingsbury has had an interesting two-year start to his head-coaching career at Texas Tech. Year One featured big offensive numbers and an...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arkansas to host Texas Tech in Big 12-SEC Challenge

For the second straight year, Arkansas will participate in the Big 12-SEC Challenge.
Via WholeHogSports
15 days ago

Texas Tech boasts ground attack to make Air Raid offense really hum

Texas Tech football, at least during the Air Raid era that started with Mike Leach in 1999 and continues today with Kliff Kingsbury, doesn't exactly conjure up visions of tailbacks running wild.Fact is the Red Raiders enter the 2015 season with one of the deepest, most talented tailback corps in the state of Texas. In a recent ranking of the state's running back units, the Dallas...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Only one can start, but Webb, Mahomes give Tech a dangerous tandem

At some point in August, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury will name either Davis Webb or Patrick Mahomes as the Red Raiders' starting quarterback.Either way, Tech will enter the 2015 season with a quarterback that boasts starting experience in the Big 12. Not every team engaged in a quarterback competition, and there's a bunch in the Big 12, can say that.So it's at least a decent...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting: Did Texas Tech land its future pass-catch combination?

Texas Tech fans hope to hear this play call for years to come: Duffey to Cox-Wesley ... Touchdown!The Red Raiders have landed commitments from what could be a dangerous pass-catch combination for years to come with Mansfield Lake Ridge quarterback and Elite 11 finalist Jett Duffey and Cibolo Steele wide receiver Antoine Cox-Wesley pledging to join Kliff Kingsbury's team in 2016...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Mayfield might win OU QB job, but is tight end in his future?

A four-man quarterback competition is going on at Oklahoma, although Baker Mayfield's name is the one that comes up the most as the frontrunner to win the job.The Texas Tech transfer who sat out last season knows the Air Raid offense that new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is installing. But if Mayfield doesn't replace Trevor Knight as the starting quarterback, could he make...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Supreme Court denies another Mike Leach appeal

The neverending saga between Texas Tech and Mike Leach reached a “new milestone” this week as Leach lost yet another appeal in the case regarding his firing from the institution, CollegeFootballTalk reported Saturday. Texas Surpreme Court reportedly denied the latest of appeals in the case of Leach’s claimed “wrongful termination” in 2009. Leach’s lawsuit accusing ESPN...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leach's lawsuit appeal denied by Texas Supreme Court

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The Texas Supreme Court has denied an appeal from ex-Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach in a lawsuit over his firing. Texas Tech dismissed Leach in 2009 amid accusations he mistreated a player suffering a concussion. That player was the son of Craig James, a former SMU star and ex-broadcaster with ESPN. Leach sued James, ESPN and public relations firm Spaeth Communications...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas high court denies appeal in Mike Leach firing lawsuit

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) The Texas Supreme Court has denied an appeal from ex-Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach in a lawsuit over his firing. Texas Tech dismissed Leach in 2009 amid accusations he mistreated a player suffering a concussion. That player was the son of Craig James, a former SMU star and ex-broadcaster with ESPN. Leach sued James, ESPN and public relations firm Spaeth...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Baker Mayfield makes awesome one-handed catch

Former Texas Tech QB Baker Mayfield is now at Oklahoma and is in a battle to be their starting QB for the 2015 season. Some have gone as far as to say that the job is his. So what is he up to this off-season? He looks like he’s practicing and taking a little time off to make an outstanding catch and post it to his instagram account. If QB doesn’t work out for him, maybe he can...
Via The Student Section
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Baker Mayfield makes awesome one-handed catch

Former Texas Tech QB Baker Mayfield is now at Oklahoma and is in a battle to be their starting QB for the 2015 season. Some have gone as far as to say that the job is his. So what is he up to this off-season? He looks like he’s practicing and taking a little time off to make an outstanding catch and post it to his instagram account. If QB doesn’t work out for him, maybe he can...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kingsbury, Texas Tech misfire on another quarterback target

Well, scratch Terry Wilson off the list.The Oklahoma City quarterback, the latest to receive an offer from Texas Tech, will play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury passed on signing a quarterback in the 2015 class after five-star prospect Jarrett Stidham backed out of his commitment to Tech and instead signed with Art Briles and the Baylor Bears. Kingsbury...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Raiders wide receiver Reginald Davis arrested for pot

Texas Tech wide receiver Reginald Davis was arrested on Monday for suspicion of marijuana possession, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.According to Lubbock police, Davis was pulled over for a traffic violation and was found to have les than two ounces of marijuana. He was arrested and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center jail just after noon."Texas Tech is...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

As most proven commodity, Tech running backs have big responsibility

A lot went wrong with Texas Tech last season. The running game wasn't one of them.DeAndre Washington became the first Red Raiders rusher to reach 1,000 yards since 1998 and Ricky Williams. Washington returns for the 2015 season behind a veteran offensive line that should make it even easier for the senior to better the 1,103 yards he gained in 12 games last season.With sophomore...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

K-State associate athletic director headed to Texas Tech

Chad Weiberg will remain in a Big 12 athletics department, but it will no longer be at Kansas State. Multiple media outlets report that Weiberg, senior associate athletic director for development at K-State, has accepted an offer to become Texas Tech's deputy athletic director. "This is a tremendous opportunity for my family and me, and I'm honored to be joining [athletic director...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech receiver arrested for marijuana possession

Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Reginald Davis is in some trouble with the law. On Tuesday, reports surfaced from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that Davis has been arrested for marijuana possession earlier in the week. Davis was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center jail at 12:04 p.m and later released on Monday. “Texas Tech is aware of the situation regarding...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Plenty of questions heading into summer, Tech's O-line just isn't one

Strong up front, the Texas Tech offense is primed to put up some fireworks in 2015.Yes, a decision must be made on the quarterback. But who will protect that quarterback -- not to mention blast open holes for 1,000-yard rusher DeAndre Washington -- is not a question. In fact, it's probably the Red Raiders' biggest strength.The offensive line is big and nasty and should be darn good...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Two senior DEs hold key to boosting one of nation's worst defenses

Quarterback battles always win the headline war, and Texas Tech's battle between Davis Webb and Patrick Mahomes will be the talk of Lubbock all summer.But if the Red Raiders are going to make a move in the Big 12 in 2015, it's going to be because of tremendous improvement from one of the nation's worst defenses. That defense is now under the control of defensive coordinator David...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: The Polynesian pipeline flowing faster into Lubbock

Texas Tech has developed a fairly strong pipeline into the Polynesian community. Red Raiders fans are familiar with the Fehoko family, of which two brothers are now part of the football program, Sam as a graduate assistant and Breiden as a freshman linebacker.The coaching staff has their sights on another Polynesian star in the making, Maxs Tupai out of Utah. A two-way player that...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Tech trainer garners National Football Foundation's top honor

Ken Murray arrived at Texas Tech in 1978 with no real plan to stay there for any set period of time.Other than an eight-year period sandwiched between two stints at the school, Tech's longtime athletic trainer remained a Red Raider through and through.Last week Murray received the Distinguished West Texan Award, the top honor at the National Football Foundation Tech chapter's scholar...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Flier at Texas Tech declares "Throwing trash in a recycling bin is an Aggie Thing."

It's been almost three years since Texas A&M left the Big 12 Conference for the SEC. That doesn't mean the Big 12 is ready to move on from clean, old-fashioned hatred of the Aggies.It certainly hasn't happened at Texas Tech, where fliers posted above recycling bins casually remind Red Raiders that "Throwing trash in a recycling bin is an Aggie thing.Wait... I'm sorry. What? pic...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

When will Kliff name his starting QB? He gives a hint

Picking the right quarterback is Kliff Kingsbury's No. 1 priority, so the third-year Texas Tech coach isn't going to rush his decision.Incumbent Davis Webb is locked in a battle with Patrick Mahomes, who played well late last season when Davis went down with an injury.Now, while Kingsbury wants to take his time and make the right call, which is why he didn't name a starter following...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Needs David Gibbs to Reverse Defensive Woes

Spring practice for the Texas Tech defense may as well be spring training for a high school baseball team. Always watching, new defensive...
Via Athlon Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury Hung Out With Floyd Mayweather During A Workout Today

With just a few weeks left until the highly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, college coaches are heading to Mayweather’s camp to see the undefeated boxer train. Last week, Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino stopped by to watch Mayweather. Today, it is Texas Tech football’s Kliff Kingsbury. Incredible experience watching @FloydMayweather...
Via College Spun
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Bliss to drive Texas Tech themed car at Texas Motor Speedway

When Mike Bliss gets behind the wheel of the No. 32 Ford Fusion of Go Green Racing, he will do so in Texas Tech colors. Bliss will attempt to qualify the No. 32 car for the Duck Commander 500 held on Sunday. Bliss’ car scheme comes courtesy of Vic Keller, a 1996 graduate from the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business, who donated sponsorship of a Sprint Cup car to Texas...
Via Tireball.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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