Kliff Kingsbury looks forward to the coming season

May 31, 2013 - 10:57pm

Kingsbury discusses end of Simmons' stay, what's next

Defensive lineman Delvon Simmons reportedly has visited Southern Cal and Miami (Fla.) since deciding two weeks ago to leave Tech. Simmons started 13 games last season, making 27 tackles and two sacks.

“I’m not sure of his thought process, but apparently that was an ongoing issue with him,” Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “We want guys that want to be here. If you don’t want to be here, you don’t need to be here.”

Tech puts former walk-on receiver on scholarship

Jordan Davis’ name isn’t written in pencil behind Jace Amaro on Texas Tech’s post-spring football depth chart.

Though he joined the program as a walk-on and has seven career catches, Davis impressed new Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury so much this spring that he’s been put on scholarship, Kingsbury said.

“He impressed me the entire spring from day one,” Kingsbury said Thursday. “He’s a great route runner. Real savvy. He has some of that (Danny) Amendola, (Wes) Welker, as far as at the top of his routes. So I’m excited about him.”

Door closes on possible return of Tech receiver

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said senior flanker Javon Bell, who missed all of spring ball for academic reasons, is no longer on the team. His Tech career appears to be over.

The speedy junior-college transfer played in four games last season, catching 17 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown before he suffered a broken foot that ended his season.

At the time he went down, Bell led the team in receiving yards and was three off the team lead in receptions.

Kingsbury on SEC non-conference opponent: 'It's important to schedule in that direction'

Texas Tech’s discussions with Arkansas about renewing their football series predated Kliff Kingsbury’s mid-December hiring, but the Tech coach said he likes it for two reasons: Fan appeal and improving strength of schedule, which is about to be given more weight in college football’s postseason.

Tech hasn’t played such a marquee non-conference opponent since 2002 and 2003 when the Red Raiders had home-and-home series with Eli Manning-led Mississippi and North Carolina State-led Philip Rivers.

Dallas Christian athlete Justis Nelson was among the first few commits the Red Raiders picked up in the 2013 class and now he's ready to move to Lubbock.

May 30, 2013 - 8:53pm

Texas Tech signee Baylen Brown has played guard and tackle throughout high school, but he'll be looked at as a center this fall.

May 30, 2013 - 8:51pm

Red Raiders will play in Fayetteville, Ark., in 2015

May 29, 2013 - 1:07pm

It was a major recruiting victory for the Red Raiders new staff when they were able to get blue-chip WR Devin Lauderdale to recommit and sign. Where do things stand now?

May 28, 2013 - 5:41pm