Marquez flips receiver spots for Texas Tech scrimmage

Bradley Marquez spent all of Wednesday’s scrimmage at split end — a position switch for the sophomore from Odessa. That could be an indication the offensive staff will go with Eric Ward and Marquez at split end and Darrin Moore and Javon Bell at flanker in trimming the outside receivers to a two-deep.

Offensive coordinator Neal Brown said Saturday that redshirt freshman Derreck Edwards had dropped out of the mix for the time being, and head coach Tommy Tuberville said Tuesday that senior Marcus Kennard had slumped after a strong start to preseason camp.

With Ward coming off flu-like symptoms and not going on offense Wednesday, Marquez got a lot of work in his spot and caught four passes for 65 yards. That included perhaps the day’s most impressive play: Seth Doege threw a deep sideline route that somehow slipped through cornerback Eugene Neboh’s blanket coverage and dropped perfectly in to Marquez. He turned it into a 35-yard gain.

Kennard caught a 13-yard pass but had two others go off his hands.

With Ward out the last two days, Marquez's move could simply be a result of that. Or it could be a way to break up a logjam at flanker, where he'd been battling Moore and Bell.


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This guy wants to play & Kennard needs to be redshirted. If Marquez & Amaro step their game up to where other teams will have to account for them at all times then the rest of the BIG 12 is n trouble.

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