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From left, Patrick Mahomes and Davis Webb stand on the sidelines during Wednesday's Texas Tech football practice. (Mark Rogers/AJ Media)

Sizing up the Red Raiders at start of game week; Position-by-position breakdowns  updated 11:03pm

New Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs has been open and specific about how he plans to run a defense, but vague - lately, anyway - about the personnel with whom he plans to run it.

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Texas Tech at 1,000 -- defining moments: The Southwest Conference says yes 08/29/15 - 9:10pm

Move up in 1956 brought Red Raiders into the big time

Editor's Note: With Texas Tech's 1,000th game approaching on Saturday, The Avalanche-Journal is revisiting defining moments in Red Raiders football history - events that shaped what did or didn't happen with the program.

Texas Tech wins host volleyball tourney 08/29/15 - 6:39pm

Texas Tech wins host volleyball tourney Texas Tech won its own tournament the Texas Tech Fall Invitational on Saturday, defeating the Houston Cougars 3-1, at United Supermarkets Arena. But, it wasn't easy.

Texas Tech at 1,000, defining moments: Growing Jones Stadium 08/28/15 - 11:46pm

For Texas Tech to firmly position itself in the company of college football's elite programs, building a good-sized stadium came first. And so on Nov. 29, 1947, the first game was played at Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium.

Red Raiders take opener over Georgia 2-1 08/28/15 - 11:01pm

Texas Tech had to fight two opponents in their 2015 home opener. One was the upset minded Georgia Bulldogs, and the other was the weather.

Tech volleyball opens season with wins over Utah State, La.-Lafayette 08/28/15 - 11:35pm

Texas Tech volleyball opened its 2015 season with a win over the Utah State Aggies, 3-0, in the first match of the Texas Tech Fall Invitational on Friday at United Supermarkets Arena.

Texas Tech at 1,000: Defining moments include getting crossways with Pete Cawthon 08/27/15 - 6:51pm

Editor's Note: The Avalanche-Journal is revisiting defining moments in Texas Tech football history as the Red Raiders head toward their 1,000th game on Sept. 5.

Duffield aims to make stellar 2015 better at World Championships 08/26/15 - 8:01pm

Tech high jump star faces sports' best in Beijing

Tech football notebook: Rotation jobs still at stake on defensive line 08/26/15 - 10:28pm

Freshman signee sewing up role at receiver

Texas Tech co-defensive coordinator Mike Smith might not make a big distinction between his second- and third-team defensive linemen. After all, he's been craving better depth for a couple of years. The more useful players, the better.