Texas Tech transfer QB ready to lead Hokies on Saturday (Talbot Blog)

Four years after first pulling on a college jersey with the word “Tech” on it, Michael Brewer will start a football game Saturday.

Brewer, who spent three years at Texas Tech, will be behind center for Virginia Tech when it hosts William and Mary in its season opener at Lane Stadium.


UPDATED: Big 12 Depth Charts - Week 1 (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Texas Tech vs. Central Arkansas 
6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 (FOX Sports)

LT 62 Le’Raven Clark (6-6, 313, Jr.)
73 Justin Murphy (6-7, 270, Fr.)

LG 56 Alfredo Morales (6-4, 308, Jr.)
63 James Polk (6-6, 338, Sr.)

Never mind that Texas Tech safety Keenon Ward went to state in the 100 meters his senior year at Snyder. Quite a few of his Tech teammates have sprinting stories to match.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:59pm

ESPN predicts Tech to go 7-0, Webb to out throw Petty (Talbot Blog)

Tuesday, ESPN made its bold predictions for the football season.

Texas Tech offensive coordinator Eric Morris said slot receiver Ian Sadler caught the third-most passes of any Red Raiders receiver during preseason practices and will be a phenomenal player.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:42pm

I was wrapping up an interview with Devin Lauderdale a few weeks ago when I offered an afterthought question that made the new Texas Tech wide receiver brighten. What'll your first night at Jones Stadium be like? Lauderdale perked up. His eyes widened.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:35pm

Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury outlines the playing time plan for Patrick Mahomes

Although freshman Patrick Mahomes seems to be in an obvious will-play situation this season as the No. 2 quarterback, it remains to be seen how the Red Raiders will use him.

Since Tech coaches have no plans to redshirt Mahomes, they could try to get him into every game or nearly every game to maximize his development.

With Tony Morales out, what Tech's real-time backup is likely to be at center and guard

Luckless Tech lineman Tony Morales is out again — this time for an indefinite period with a knee injury — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed Monday.

Morales, a junior from Arlington Houston, has suffered season-ending injuries — one to each shoulder and also to a knee — each of the last three years. He’s never played in a game.