Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said before the start of spring football practice that Davis Webb would be allowed to take part to the extent he felt comfortable, the expectation being that would be quite a bit. So far, so good.

March 5, 2015 - 8:05pm

Rodney Blackshear, a star receiver and kick returner for Texas Tech from 1987-91, has been named the head football coach at Trinity Christian School in Lubbock, according to a news release from Trinity.

March 5, 2015 - 5:52pm

David Gibbs, Mike Smith discuss Tech defensive ends, which young player looks promising

Texas Tech co-defensive coordinator Mike Smith says he expects seniors Branden Jackson and Pete Robertson to be the best pair of defensive ends in the Big 12 next season. Behind them, sophomore Gary Moore has shown up the best through three spring practices.

“Gary Moore’s probably been the most productive kid out there right now so far,” Smith said. “He’s just got to gain weight. He’s 7 feet tall and 200 pounds.”

Two-sport athlete Patrick Mahomes to miss football workout for baseball road trip this weekend

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said before spring that quarterback Patrick Mahomes would be at every spring football practice. A cold snap in Lubbock fouled that up.

Kingsbury said Wednesday that Mahomes will go with the Tech baseball team for this weekend’s series at Cal State Fullerton, causing him to miss the next football workout scheduled for Saturday — one that wasn’t on the original schedule.

Davis Webb this spring: So far, so good

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said before the start of spring football practice that Davis Webb would be allowed to take part to the extent he felt comfortable, the expectation being that would be quite a bit.

So far, so good.

Kingsbury said Wednesday the junior quarterback had participated in all three of the Red Raiders’ spring football practices so far.

The 2014 football season was unlike anything Texas Tech had experienced in decades. At 4-8, the Red Raiders posted their lowest victory total since 1990 and finished four games under .500 for the first time since 1983.

March 4, 2015 - 7:39pm

Larry Hays had a lot of fun during the first nine summers of College Baseball Hall of Fame inductions, because it provided a chance to reconnect with so many coaches and players he's known.

March 4, 2015 - 11:12am

Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs strikes a different chord than many in his position.

March 1, 2015 - 12:27am

When Texas Tech got caught short at safety late last season after a rash of injuries, Justis Nelson switched over from cornerback to help out in a bind and played well there. No big deal for Nelson.

February 27, 2015 - 12:08pm

David Gibbs might not be surrounded by a lot of experience, but he likes his numbers. The new Texas Tech defensive coordinator hired former Tech safety Brett Dewhurst, with whom he'd worked the last two years at the University of Houston.

February 26, 2015 - 4:33pm