TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS NEWS

Tech lands 2017 QB commitment

Texas Tech picked up a quarterback commitment from Xavier Martin, a high school junior to be who has started just one game at the position. Martin, played receiver last season from Cibolo, Texas (Steele High School) in the San Antonio. Martin is expected to be the starting quarterback this season. According to wreckemred.com, Martin impressed at the Tech summer camp and that was...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech LS Kyle Heffron seriously injured in crash

Texas Tech football player Kyle Heffron has sustained serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash in Lubbock. Police say the 20-year-old sophomore long snapper from San Antonio was not wearing a seatbelt when the pickup truck he was driving hit an underpass around 10:00 am Wednesday. Heffron was ejected from the vehicle on impact. Cody Heffron, a family member, posted on Twitter that...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kingsbury looking for contributions from Ohio State transfer

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury did not hold back when asked what he has seen from Red Raiders linebacker Mike Mitchell, who transferred from Ohio State prior to last season.  "He's one of the most physically impressive young men I've ever seen as far as speed and size and strength," Kingsbury told reporters at Big 12 Football Media Days.  That does not come as a huge surprise...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kingsbury: Limiting mistakes key in looming Texas Tech QB battle

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has a difficult decision on who to name his starting quarterback, but some rather simple criteria for winning the job. Both Davis Webb and Patrick Mahomes started games last season and had success. Both are capable of making big plays, but Kingsbury said Monday at the Big 12's Media Days that the quarterback who makes the fewest bad plays will win...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan transfer reportedly headed to Texas Tech

Less than a month after accusing Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and other U-M staffers of encouraging him to give up football for medical reasons, Ondre Pipkins is reportedly set to finish his college football career at Texas Tech.  Pipkins, a four-star defensive line prospect during his days at Kansas City (Mo.) Park Hill, told ESPN he believes "the best pan for me" is with the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star SG Brandon Robinson Released His Top 10 Schools On Twitter

2016 Georgia shooting guard Brandon Robinson is one of the top uncommitted players in his class, and today, he released the list of his top ten schools. The 6-foot-5 guard’s list is heavy on Southeastern teams, although Cal, Stanford, and Texas Tech all make the cut. Virginia and Florida State, the two ACC schools that surprisingly sit atop the 2016 recruiting rankings, are both...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech WR Cantrell displays impressive backflip catches

It's not enough anymore to just catch a football.  Texas Tech wide receiver Dylan Cantrell shows off that with his ball-catching backflips in the Red Raider locker room.  While this doesn't have much during games in Kliff Kingsbury's playbook, it could make for an interesting touchdown celebration should the opportunity come his way. MORE FROM FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST:  - Predicting...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
29 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 JuCo OL Tate Leavitt has Kentucky Football in Top Five

Tate Leavitt has trimmed his list to just five schools, he announced on Twitter Sunday. The No. 5 JuCo offensive tackle in the country for 2016 has Kentucky, Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri and Texas Tech in his top five. I'd just like to give a big thanks to all my supporters and finally here's my Top […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Football: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield Posts Heartfelt Tribute To Texas Tech Staffer Who Died Of Cancer

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield began his college career at Texas Tech in 2013, spending one season as a member of the Red Raiders. During his time in Lubbock, he developed a bond with a longtime Tech athletics department staffer named Jennie Bailey. Bailey lost her fight with cancer early this morning at the age of 55. Mayfield paid tribute to Bailey on his Instagram with a...
Via College Spun
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Football: 2016 In-State DE Alton Robinson Commits To Texas A&M On Twitter

Converse (Tex.) Judson weak-side defensive end Alton Robinson is on board as a Texas A&M commit, he announced via Twitter. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound three-star chose the Aggies over Alabama, Baylor, Houston, Texas Tech, Michigan and others. Glad to finally say that i am committed, to the Texas A&M Aggies. #Gig‘em — Alton (@altonthejoker) June 12, 2015 Robinson is the...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Four-Star Texas Tech recruit likely JUCO bound

Though the Texas Tech Red Raiders signed four-star receiver J.F. Thomas, chances are he won’t be suiting up for the team in 2015. Per a report from Daniel Pauling of 247 Sports, the Dallas native is likely headed to Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, 72 miles southeast of Dallas. A representative of Trinity Valley said that the odds of Thomas coming to the school...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech adds four-star WR prospect T.J. Vasher to its 2016 recruiting class.

Texas Tech has added a four-star wide receiver prospect to its 2016 recruiting class. Wichita Falls, Tx. WR T.J. Vasher committed to the Red Raiders on Friday.Asher is graded by the 247 Sports Composite as a four-star WR. He is ranked no. 51 among all WR prospects in the U.S.Asher attends Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Tx. He stands 6'5, and weighs 180 pounds.The addition of...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 14, 2015  |  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
May 14, 2015  |  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
May 10, 2015  |  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
May 09, 2015  |  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...
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May 08, 2015  |  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
May 08, 2015  |  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
May 06, 2015  |  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
May 06, 2015  |  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
May 06, 2015  |  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
May 06, 2015  |  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
May 05, 2015  |  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
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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