TEXAS TECH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Le'Raven Clark's length, position flexibility made Texas Tech's OL an easy pick for Colts

Texas Tech offensive lineman Le'Raven Clark's consistency and athleticism drew attention from the Indianapolis Colts whether in NFL Combine workouts or private team workouts with position coach Joe Philbin, enough for the franchise to use their third round pick to add the three-time All-Big 12 selection in the third round.The Colts allowed 37 sacks last season and their quarterback...
Via SportsDay
2 days ago

DeAndre Washington discusses Texas Tech offense; eager to join 'most talked about' Red Raider

DeAndre Washington's uniform will look different at the NFL, but Texas Tech's most recent back-to-back 1,000-yard rusher remains a Raider. The first-team All-Big 12 running back learned of his future at the next level when Oakland  used the 143th overall pick in the NFL draft to select Washington, joining Le'Raven Clark as the second of three Red Raiders selected.Here are...
Via SportsDay
2 days ago

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard takes cut in base salary for ‘dream job’

Chris Beard and Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt signed Beard's contract to become Texas Tech's men's basketball coach one day before the program's former associate head coach was introduced in front of a crowd at United Supermarkets Arena. The five-year deal became official following a signature from interim president John Opperman less than a week later. Here are three...
Via SportsDay
8 days ago

Texas Tech introduces Chris Beard; says he bolted UNLV to come 'home'

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard says he couldn't resist returning home to the school where he spent 10 seasons as an assistant. Beard bolted UNLV after less than two weeks in Las Vegas to take the Texas Tech job that opened when Tubby Smith left for Memphis. Texas Tech held a campus news conference Saturday to introduce Beard, who calls the Big 12 school...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Beard says he bolted UNLV to come 'home' to Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard says he couldn't' resist returning home to the school where he spent 10 seasons as an assistant. Beard bolted UNLV after less than two weeks in Las Vegas to take the Texas Tech job that opened when Tubby Smith left for Memphis. Texas Tech held a campus news conference Saturday to introduce Beard, who calls the Big 12...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Chris Beard spurns UNLV for Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Less than two weeks after accepting the job at UNLV, Chris Beard is heading home to Texas. Back to Texas Tech, specifically. After a night of uncertainty surrounding Beard's future, Texas Tech announced on Friday it has hired the coach who was previously an assistant there for 10 seasons. He will replace Tubby Smith, who took the coaching job in Memphis. Beard...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

UNLV not happy after Chris Beard leaves for Texas Tech after one week

UNLV is not happy after recently-hired head basketball coach Chris Beard accepted the Texas Tech position just one week after being formally announced at the school. Beard, who led Arkansas-Little Rock to an upset of Purdue in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, had his UNLV contract ratified less than a week ago. When the Texas Tech job became available, however, Beard bolted, and UNLV athletic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

UNLV isn't happy Chris Beard is heading to Texas Tech after 1 week

Chris Beard, introduced as UNLV’s new men’s basketball coach a week ago, will be leaving that position for the same job at Texas Tech -- and to no one’s surprise, the Running Rebels are a little miffed.The Texas Tech job opened up when Tubby Smith left that spot for Memphis earlier this week. The Memphis job opened up when Josh Pastner left for Georgia Tech last week, and now...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Beard leaving UNLV for Texas Tech

Former Arkansas-Little Rock coach Chris Beard can now call himself the former UNLV coach, as Jeff Goodman of ESPN is reporting that Beard will leave the Runnin’ Rebels and instead succeed Tubby Smith at Texas Tech despite not even coaching a single game for UNLV. Beard was hired by UNLV to succeed interim coach Todd Simon late last month, and was given a five-year deal that would...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech forced to call off spring game due to inclement weather

Texas Tech’s spring game was set to be held at noon this Saturday at Jones AT&T stadium. It has since been canceled due to Lubbock’s severe weather forecast this weekend. The small town is expected to receive 2-4 inches of rain, coupled with severe thunderstorms, large hail, damaging winds, and even the possibility of a tornado. Texas Tech Senior Athletic Director told sources...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New UNLV coach Chris Beard meets with Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Chris Beard has met with Texas Tech about its coaching vacancy, less than two weeks after being named UNLV's coach. UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy issued a statement Thursday saying Beard met with Texas Tech after the school asked permission to speak with him. She later met with Beard, and she said the issue would be resolved by Friday. Beard agreed...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Beard considering leaving UNLV for Texas Tech

Chris Beard may soon become the most traveled head coach in college basketball. Reports circulated on Thursday saying that Beard was offered the head coaching job at Texas Tech and had accepted the position, although that has not been confirmed. What we do know is that Beard met with Texas Tech officials on Thursday. UNLV confirmed the meeting and sent a statement saying they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Reportedly Close To Hiring Tubby Smith, Per CBS

Tubby Smith to Memphis looks like it’s going to happen.  The Tigers are reportedly close to hiring the Texas Tech coach and, per CBS’ Gary Parrish, it could be finalized pretty soon.  The 64-year-old has been with the Red Raiders since 2013.  UPDATE: Tubby Smith to Memphis could be done as early as this afternoon, a source told @CBSSports. — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tubby Smith being targeted by Memphis

Texas Tech Red Raiders head men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith is being targeted by the University of Memphis as a potential successor to Josh Pastner, who left last week to become the head coach at Georgia Tech. Memphis’ interest in Smith was reported by Dan Wolken of USA Today, and Smith has alerted Texas Tech administrators that he is involved in Memphis’ process. Hiring...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Profile: Le’Raven Clark Has Raw Upside At Left Tackle

Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech, offensive tackle6-foot-5, 316 poundsProjected round: SecondTesting numbers: 5.16-second 40-yard dash, 1.80-second 10-yard split, 30-inch vertical jump, 9-foot, 1-inch broad jump, 20 bench reps at 225 pounds Strengths: Clark has ideal size and athleticism for a franchise left tackle. He allowed just two sacks in his final season at Texas Tech with...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Webb scheduled to visit Auburn

It certainly looked like former Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb was all set to be the starting guy for the Colorado Buffaloes for the 2016 season. However, over the last few days, the quarterback has made a surprising move by scheduling visits with PAC-12 rival Cal and now, perennial SEC powerhouse Auburn. ESPN reported Sunday afternoon that Webb is set to visit the Tigers sometime...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Receiver Derrick Willies Jumped Onto a 60-Inch Box While Wearing a 10-Pound Weight Vest, Is Probably College Football's Newest Freak

Who is Derrick Willies? He's a 6-foot-3, 225-pound wide receiver who recently transferred from junior college to Texas Tech. Why should you care about him? Because he's one of the biggest athletic freaks in college football. Willies recently tweeted out a video of himself performing a 60-inch Seated Box Jump while wearing a 10-pound weighted vest. 60" sitting box...
Via Stack
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Tech WR shows off insane 60-inch box jump

Texas Tech wide receiver Derrick Willies is an impressive athlete – all 6-foot-4, 205-pounds of him. The newly-enrolled Red Raider is a JUCO transfer out of Trinity Valley Community College, who turned out to be the highest-rated member of Tech’s 2016 recruiting class. Sunday morning, he showed why. With a 10-pound vest strapped to his chest, Willies effortlessly lands a 60...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech vs. Butler – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@ButlerMBB The Big 12 was a grueling conference this season, and coming in seventh place out of the 10 teams launched Texas Tech into the NCAA Tournament as an eight seed. The Red Raiders will open their Big Dance with Butler, which finished fourth in the Big East this season. A huge February run helped Texas Tech make the field. From February 10 to 23, Tech picked up wins...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jakeem Grant breaks 40-yard dash record at pro day

Texas Tech receiver Jakeem Grant torched the track Friday during his pro day workout, running his 40-yard dash in 4.10 seconds. The number isn’t official, but Luke Rodgers of 247 Sports is reporting the New Orleans Saints clocked Grant at that number, which is a record-breaking time: Texas Tech WR Jakeem Grant just clocked a 40 yard dash in the 4.1 range. #Saints scout had...
Via Sportsnaut
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the quarterbacks drafted in the 2003 NFL draft ahead of Tony Romo

Tony Romo went undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft. Can you name the 13 quarterbacks drafted ahead of him? Clue: Draft position-Team
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech wins a classic mid-February bubble game

Wednesday night’s game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Oklahoma Sooners wasn’t a classic in the sense of being the best basketball you’ve ever seen. This was not a remarkable showcase of hoops at the highest level, with Buddy Hield struggling (he’s human, ya know) and Texas Tech making only 10 of 17 foul shots. Combined, the two teams hit roughly 40 percent of...
Via The Student Section
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Fans Storm Court After Red Raiders Record Third Upset Win In A Row With Win Over Oklahoma

Texas Tech is not having a stellar season, but the Red Raiders seem to have a knack for winning the ones that matter most lately. After starting the season off right with an 11-1 record a dreadful stretch in January saw them drop seven of nine games. With three wins in a row over ranked teams they certainly appear to have righted the ship.First came a three-point overtime over No...
Via FatManWriting
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech QB Davis Webb announces plans to transfer

Texas Tech junior quarterback Davis Webb’s career with the Red Raiders is over. Wednesday night, a day after his team fell to LSU in the Texas Bowl, Webb announced that after graduating this spring, he’ll transfer to another program. Webb threw for over 5,000 yards during his Texas Tech career, but lost his starting job to Patrick Mahomes this offseason. Webb announced the news...
Via College Spun
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Leonard Fournette runs over Texas Tech DB

It wasn’t too long ago that we were referring to LSU running back Leonard Fournette as the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Unfortunately, he disappeared during the final third of the season and wasn’t even nominated for the award. But he can still make opposing defenders pay for trying to tackle him head-on, especially if they’re smaller than he is. Check out what he...
Via The Sports Daily
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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