Dallas Skyline offensive lineman Ty Barrett is scheduled to announce his college decision on Aug. 3. Are the Red Raiders still in it?

July 22, 2013 - 7:08pm

DALLAS– When Kliff Kingsbury hung up from talking to Dana Holgorsen five years ago, he didn’t see the offer of a small coaching role as the start of something big. Kingsbury’s football aspirations had always been centered around playing, not coaching. He figured he’d give it a summer and th...

July 22, 2013 - 6:21pm

Big 12 coaches shed little light on brewing quarterback battles

Each of the first three coaches on the docket Monday at Big 12 media days has more than one option – and a starter to be decided – at quarterback. There are quarterback battles involving Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh at Oklahoma State, Daniel Sams and Jake Waters at Kansas State and, perhaps most interesting, Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin at TCU.

Pachall was the media’s preseason choice as all-Big 12 quarterback. But after Pachall was suspended last year, Boykin passed for 2,054 yards and 15 touchdowns and ran for 417 yards and three TDs.

LSU just first of many non-conference challenges for TCU

TCU coach Gary Patterson said having LSU for a season opener has helped his team’s spring and summer preparation. The two teams play on Aug. 31 Cowboys Stadium inArlington.

Horned Frogs players and coaches should get used to an early challenge. They have scheduled non-conference series withMinnesotain 2014 and 2015, withArkansasin 2016 and 2017 and withOhioStatein 2018 and 2019.

In each of those home-and-home series, TCU hosts the first game and goes on the road for the second.

From high school assistant with multiple duties to head coach of the defending Big 12 conference champions, Bill Snyder discusses his team for the 2013 season at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas.

July 22, 2013 - 11:19am

Gundy rejects criticism of fast-paced offenses

OklahomaStatecoach Mike Gundy on Monday defended the type of up-tempo, spread offenses he favors in the face of criticisms coming from the Southeastern Conference.Arkansascoach Bret Bielema complained last week that fast-paced offenses lead to more injuries because defensive players often can’t be subbed out during long drives.

“I certainly don’t agree with that,” Gundy said during his session at Big 12 media days inDallas. “I think it’s great for college football.”

With Tech going to a 3-4 as its base defense, Wallerstedt will coach the inside linebackers and co-defensive coordinator Mike Smith will take the outside linebackers

July 20, 2013 - 11:00pm

The unofficial start to the 2013 Big 12 Conference football season comes Monday and Tuesday with the conference Media Days in Dallas. Judging by the preseason media poll, the race for the championship should be as wide-open as ever.

July 20, 2013 - 10:43am

Tech football Under the Microscope: Shawn Corker

With Texas Tech starting preseason practice the first weekend of August, we’ll spend a couple of weeks looking at players for whom summer workouts will be important.

By now, most Tech fans know all there is to know about all-Big 12 candidates such as Eric Ward and Kerry Hyder. These discussions will focus on players who are less proven, but trying to work into key roles.

Under the microscope: Wide receiver Shawn Corker.