Reports have said that Texas Tech has flipped 4-star recruits South Oak Cliff DB Jamile...

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:58am

Symmank, Barden add interesting angles to Texas Tech kicker competition

Texas Tech special teams coach Darrin Chiaverini said the competition to succeed kicker Ryan Bustin, who made a school-record 50 field goals, will be a four-man affair. The candidates are redshirt freshman Clayton Hatfield, senior Taylor Symmank, Air Force Academy Prep School transfer Michael Barden and a preferred walk-on to be named.

“It’s not going to be given to anybody,” Chiaverini said. “It’s going to be an open competition and that’s what it should be, because no one has earned the right to be that guy just yet.”

Kingsbury defines role for new Texas Tech staff addition Emmett Jones

Former Dallas South Oak Cliff coach Emmett Jones started work this week in his new role as Texas Tech’s director of player personnel. It’s the second time Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has added aTexashigh school coach to his staff, the first being running backs coach Mike Jinks, who came from Cibolo Steele as a charter member in 2013.

“It’s definitely a trend that’s growing,” Jinks said. “It’s a huge get for us.”

Prized Texas Tech line signee will work to get weight up

Texas Tech’s mostly highly rated offensive line signee, Mesquite Horn’s Conner Dyer, was offered scholarships by the likes by national championOhioStateandOregon.

His first order of business might be putting on good weight. Though listed at 6-foot-4 and 276 pounds, Dyer has been weighing less than 270 lately, according to outside linebackers coach Trey Haverty, who recruited him.

Texas Tech announces football staff assignments

Texas Tech officially announced its coaching staff assignments Wednesday in the midst of national signing day.

New defensive coordinator David Gibbs will coach safeties, which is no surprise given his career-long background overseeing defensive backs. Trey Haverty, who had been the safeties coach, will become outside linebackers coach, and newly hired Zac Spavital will have the title of linebackers coach.

Texas Tech has announced a wait list for fans that were not season ticket holders in 2014 but wish to join in on the excitement of Red Raider Football in 2015....

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:43am

Navarro College sophomore Paul Banks III has committed to Texas Tech. The three-star recruit is the No. 25 cornerback and No. 196 player overall, according to 247Sports Composite Rating. Both votes in his 247Sports Crystal Ball favored Tech.

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 1:57am

There's a videotape somewhere that shows Danny Amendola running through a banner, leading one of his father's high school football teams onto the field. It's on VHS, which tells you how old the tape is - and how old Amendola was.

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:02pm

Texas Tech on Friday officially announced that spring football practice will start Feb. 28 and the Red Raiders will play their third annual scrimmage in Midland on March 28.

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:57pm

Dallas South Oak Cliff coach Emmett Jones told the Dallas Morning News on Friday he is joining the Texas Tech staff as director of player development. Jones said in the report he will start work Sunday.

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:40pm