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Meet three impact newcomers for the Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech made a commitment to get younger at several positions, bringing in more high school graduates and fewer junior college transfers. Here are three impact newcomers mentioned in the 2015 college football season preview that could make an impact with the Red Raiders this season.1. Breiden Fehoko, DT, Farrington (Hawaii). Fehoko enters his true-freshman season with lofty expectations...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Base salaries increase for several Texas Tech Football assistants

It was announced yesterday that Texas Tech football coaches will be under one-year contracts starting this season, with percentage increases as a stipulation to the recently signed contracts. Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported on the story yesterday, with all the contract information per a records request with the university.The contracts apply only to Tech assistant...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TTU's Pete Robertson named to Lombardi Award watch list

Texas Tech defensive lineman/linebacker Pete Robertson was named to the preseason watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, which honors the nation’s top down linemen. In addition to the Lombardi Award, Robertson has been selected as a candidate for three other national defensive player of the year awards including the Butkus Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hungry Texas Tech eager for rebound

Battered and tattered Texas Tech was a gored matador in 2014. Its season — perhaps its program — reached a historic low in an 82-27 loss at TCU.It was a dreadful three months, a season marked by mistake after mistake that ended 4-8 overall and 2-7 in the Big 12. Only twice in the past 32 seasons had a Red Raiders football team won as few as two games in conference play.Tech,...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Jackson posterizes opponent after missed free throw

If Jordan Jackson is on the line, you better get out of the way. During a trip to Canada for a four-game preseason experience, the Texas Tech Red Raiders guard made up for a missed free throw by delivering an incredible two-handed dunk after storming down the line. Unfortunately for one helpless defender from Carleton University, he ended up on the wrong end of a poster. Just watch...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John White: The walk-on with an incredible story

Call me a sucker for comeback stories, because I never tire of hearing them. Lucky for me, the life of Texas Tech walk-on John White fits the bill. Born in Bremond, Texas, a town of roughly a thousand residents, White was a man of humble beginnings. Growing up, White spent his summers lending a hand to local agriculturalists, tilling the fields of cotton farms. When he was not...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Tech’s ATO High Tide Party W/ Waka Flocka Flame Recap Video

Texas Tech‘s ATO threw a massive party last May called “High Tide.” It looked dope–complete with Waka Flocka Flame, hot...
Via COED
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lubbock, home of Texas Tech, named most boring city

It really doesn’t do your school any kind of justice for gaining new students when the city that the school is in gets named the most boring city in the country. Texas Tech University is feeling that pretty hard after Lubbock, Texas was named the most boring city in the country by a recent top ten list. According to Everything Lubbock, the city was ranked number one on a top ten...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech WR only expects to miss first half of first game

Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Reginald Davis was arrested on a marijuana charge back in May, but no major disciplinary action has been taken by the football program as of yet. If one were to ask Davis what he thought was going to happen, the answer would be shocking. According to Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Davis seems to think he’ll get off lightly....
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Releases Very Cool “Coming Soon” Hype Video For 2015 Football Season

After back-to-back bowl appearances, Texas Tech stumbled to a 4-8 record in 2014. The Red Raiders are understandably itching to put last season behind them, and they released a very well-done hype video today entitled “Coming Soon.” Despite the bad record, there are plenty of highlights in this video, which is over four minutes long. Check it out. 
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NCB 2015 CFB Previews: Texas Tech Red Raiders

Y’all got too hype on the Red Raiders. College football’s most attractive head coach, Klif Kingsbury, was on top of the world in 2013. On October 19th, his first Texas Tech team was 7-0 and carried a top ten ranking in both polls. They followed that performance with a five-game stretch which saw Tech win [&hellip The post NCB 2015 CFB Previews: Texas Tech Red Raiders appeared...
Via No Coast Bias
July 29, 2015  |  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
July 22, 2015  |  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
July 20, 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 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

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

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

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

WATCH: West Vrginia’s Brandon Watkins Gives Texas Tech’s Norense Odiase the Double Bird After Hard Foul

Texas Tech and West Virginia played Saturday afternoon. The game went as could be expected for one between a nationally ranked team and an unranked one with a .500 record. The No. 17 Mountaineers clobbered the unranked Red Raiders 77-58. While the score and the game itself may have been a little unremarkable a scence from the game will make Sportscenter and just about every blog...
Via FatManWriting
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Commit Had School’s Logo Shaved, Painted Onto His Head

Texas Tech commit D’Vonta Hinton, a three-star linebacker from Texas City, Texas, pledged himself to the Red Raiders back in April of 2014. And judging by the tweet he sent out Wednesday evening, it doesn’t look like he’s changed his mind very much in the time since. Hinton, who is apparently on his way to Lubbock for a visit, posted a photo of the back of his head, which features...
Via College Spun
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech QB Hunter Rittimann Calls 5-Star QB Jarrett Stidham “A Scrub”, Calls Out Texas Commit

Texas Tech quarterback Hunter Rittimann appears to not think very highly of Jarrett Stidham. That shouldn’t be surprising, considering what the five-star recruit recently did to the Red Raiders.  Stidham, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound prospect, committed to Texas Tech last March. Last Saturday, Stidham announced on Twitter that he was de-committing from the Red Raiders.  Friday morning...
Via College Spun
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes Throws For Nearly 600 Yards Against Baylor

Heading in to Saturday night's game against Baylor Texas Tech already knew it had a pretty solid passer in freshman quarterback Patrick Mahomes. With three starts under his belt since taking over for an injured Davis Webb the youngster had averaged over 300 yards a game.So the fact that he had a good game against Baylor was not a surprise. The fact that his good game was really...
Via FatManWriting
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Texas Tech To Wear Ridiculous Uniforms That Fade Red To Black vs. Oklahoma

We’ve seen a lot of ridiculous uniform patterns in college football over the last few seasons, but Texas Tech is breaking new ground today. Against Oklahoma, Tech will be wearing new Under Armour jerseys that fade from red to black, along with a black helmet with a red “masked rider” logo, and bright red cleats. This look will certainly get some attention around the sports...
Via College Spun
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas DB Quandre Diggs Knocks Texas Tech's QB Senseless and Out of the Game

Texas Tech was already a little behind the 8-ball heading in to Saturday's game against Texas with first string quarterback Davis Webb out. Patrick Mahomes has a lot of promise, but when you are playing a good defense like the Longhorns you need to have your best guy out there.You certainly don't need the opposition (that's you Quandre Diggs) taking out your No. 2 quarterback and...
Via FatManWriting
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Alternate Uni's Look Like What Captain America Would Wear (if he played football)

It is not unusual to hear football players equate their exploits on the field to being 'super human.' it is also not unusual for fans to refer to their favorite player as being a super hero. Heck, while they would never admit it there is not a coach in the country (any level) that hasn't thought at some point in time how nice it would be to have just one Clark Kent on his roster...
Via FatManWriting
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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