Texas Tech coaches and players said Monday they don't begrudge Oklahoma its spirited celebration at the end of the Sooners' 38-30 victory Saturday.

October 28, 2013 - 11:03pm

Kliff Kingsbury wanted to put this off as long as possible. Texas Tech finally lost a football game on Saturday, and the Red Raiders' coach has little experience at bringing teams back after losses. Heck, it's been 53 weeks since he's had to do it.

October 28, 2013 - 4:02pm

Six Tech exes have NFL bye weeks; homecoming anyone?

Six Texas Tech exes are with NFL teams who have open dates this weekend, so the possibility exists the Red Raiders could have some famous faces on the premises for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State.

None are certainties to show up yet.

“I don’t know,” Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “I haven’t talked to any of them, but that would be cool if a couple of them came back.”

Red Raiders: No offense taken to latest Sooners celebration

Texas Tech coaches and players said Monday they don’t begrudge Oklahoma its spirited celebration at the end of the Sooners’ 38-30 victory Saturday.

In what’s become a common scene in the series lately, the winning team  began dancing to House of Pain’s “Jump Around” that blared over the stadium speakers. Quite a few fans did, too. The music and gyrating broke out after OU got a fourth-down stop with 39 seconds left, then took a knee to run out the clock.

Tech defensive end Branden Jackson said it wasn’t out of line.

Kingsbury: Brewer OK physically to go in, just have "to get him caught up"

Ever since Michael Brewer made a brief appearance three weeks ago, playing two series against Kansas, some have anticipated more playing time for the sophomore quarterback.

Not only has it not happened, but Davis Webb will start his fourth game in a row this week, Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said, and Webb and Baker Mayfield have taken the first- and second-team snaps in pre-game warmup. Brewer has suited up each of the last four games.

I asked Kingsbury on Monday if Brewer, who missed nearly all the August and September practices with a back injury, is fully available.

Bush doubtful to return this week, according to Kingsbury

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury seldom gives very detailed information regarding injuries and time frames for player returns, but he indicated on Monday that defensive lineman Dartwan Bush is doubtful for this week.

Bush suffered a sprained knee in the Oct. 12 game against Iowa State and has missed the last two games. The Red Raiders could have used him Saturday against Oklahoma, whose 526 yards with 277 rushing were season highs against Tech.

Those who thought a big collapse was in store for then-No. 10 Texas Tech might have to wait a while. "We're actually good," senior wide receiver Eric Ward said after the 38-30 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.

October 27, 2013 - 10:56pm