ESPN's Jake Trotter was recently asked if he thought Texas Tech's defense would improve in 2015. This was his response:
@Jake_Trotter: I expect improvement from a unit that was one of the worst in Big 12 history. Mike Mitchell should give Texas Tech's run defense a major boost. He has the potential for 100 tackles. Even though he'll just be a freshman, Breiden Fehoko will help up front. New coordinator David Gibbs is also going to take the pressure off Tech's young DBs, which should help them build some much-needed confidence. The biggest key, though, will be whether the Red Raiders can force turnovers anywhere near the rate that Gibbs' defenses did at Houston. Tech is still going to give up yards. But if the defense can force turnovers, it will negate many of its shortcomings.
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