Dick Winder, the tall, gravel-voiced offensive coordinator on some of Spike Dykes' best Texas Tech teams in the 1980s and 1990s, died Monday at age 73. He had been living in Granbury, near Fort Worth, after he retired at TCU in 2007.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:18pm

Taylor Potts lay confused and disoriented in his hospital bed at Covenant Medical Center. Trying slowly to sit up, he asked, "Did we win?" Inevitably, someone in the hospital room answered, "Yeah, Taylor, we won.

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:17pm


Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:23am

The remaking of the Texas Tech football staff has begun.  Tech on Saturday announced that defensive line coach John Scott Jr. resigned. Scott, hired in January 2013, was one of the original members of Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury's staff. "I appreciate the opportunity that I was given to be a part ...

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 1:32pm

Texas Tech's reputation for high-scoring football didn't start just in the last 20 years. The 1953 Red Raiders averaged a nation-leading 38.6 points per game during an 11-1 season, and the 1954 bunch averaged 36.7 points while going 7-2-1.

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:30pm

  Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes owns the best passing day of the season by a quarterback who doesn't play for Washington State. Mahomes obliterated the Big 12 freshman record with his 598 yards passing in Saturday's 48-46 loss to Baylor. His teammate, Davis Webb, set the previous record of 462 yar...

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:06am

Jakeem Grant knows connection with QB can improve (Talbot blog)

Jakeem Grant is excited for the offseason.


He knows the connection can improve with him and the quarterbacks.

With four touchdown passes for more than 40 yards against Baylor, the Texas Tech offense finally looked like it was realizing the potential that was being ruined by drops.

Grant caught five passes for 150 yards and a score in the two-point loss.

A nice send off for Bradley Marquez (Talbot Blog)

Bradley Marquez had faded the last few games.


But, the senior exploded in the 48-46 loss to Baylor, catching six passes for 130 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught the last two touchdowns for Texas Teach – bot h40-yard bombs from Mahomes in the end zone.

Kingsbury expects competition at QB in the spring (Talbot blog)

Kliff Kingsbury expects there to be a quarterback competition in the spring.

That is, of course, the all stay at Texas Tech.

There was supposed to be depth and competition for this seasons’ starting spot. But, at the beginning of the season, it was all Davis Webb.

Patrick Mahomes was a freshman, Baker Mayfield transferred to Oklahoma and stirred up controversy there, and Michael Brewer transferred to Virginia Tech.

Texas Tech sophomore quarterback Davis Webb is expected to have surgery this week on his left, non-throwing shoulder.

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 12:28am