Texas Tech football beat writer Don Williams answered reader questions Tuesday in the weekly “Don vs. Twitter” online video segment on RedRaiders.com. Among the highlights:
Q: Are you expecting to see a stark improvement in special teams performance this year?
Williams: Early indications from Friday night were good. The thing I was most impressed with was what Texas Tech did on kickoffs and kickoff coverage. Tech kicked off eight times. Five of those were touchbacks — four of them by Kramer Fyfe, who didn’t have a lot of touchbacks last year — so that was a good sign and then the other thing was they had three tackles on kickoff returns that were inside the 20. So kickoff coverage was good, and Branden Jackson was a beast on punt coverage. Then you have the potential for a bigger kickoff return game with Jakeem Grant back there full time this year.