DALLAS -- Texas Tech’s much talked about idea of putting newcomer Dominique Robertson at left tackle and Le’Raven Clark at a guard spot is moving forward – at least for August.
“It’s pretty set in stone,” Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday during Big 12 media days. “Unless something happens before camp, that’s how it’ll start out. Dom’s looked good. There’ll be a learning curve with him learning the offense, but he’s looked good. He’s got the size, and I know Le’Raven feels very comfortable moving inside.”
Clarkwas a freshman all-American two years ago playing right guard and first-team All-Big 12 last year playing left tackle.
Line coach Lee Hays has said he loved the idea of having a player ofClark’s size (6-foot-5, 313 pounds) and skills on the inside to boost the run game. Kingsbury said he’s not sure whetherClarkwould play left guard or right guard.
“Either one,” he said.
Robertson (6-5, 300) is a February signee fromRiverside,California,CityCollege. The fact Robertson has played left tackle exclusively is part of the reason for movingClark. Coaches believe Robertson will have a better chance to help in a hurry if he can stay at that spot.
“I’ve heard good things,” Kingsbury said. “Physically he looks great. He got into the (offseason) workouts and did a good job and was in shape. And then he’s picking up the system. We expect him to slide right in there and be a starter for us.”