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. 

How Cameron Batson won Tech punt-return job and what that means for Ian Sadler

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.

Tech fans might not see the start of that until 2015, howeveer.

Tech coaches will try to redshirt the freshman signee from Argyle, Morris said Monday. Sadler and Oklahoma City Millwood product Cameron Batson — both freshmen, both inside receivers and both punt-return candidates — ostensibly were battling each other for a spot.

Quick notes from Texas Tech weekly news conference: Sadler to RS, No. 3 QB identified, OL out

Texas Tech had its first weekly football news conference of the season Monday.

Here’s the most noteworthy stuff to come out of it:

— Tony Morales is out indefinitely with a knee injury, Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed, yet another shot of bad news for the junior center. Morales suffered season-ending injuries each of the previous three years: on both shoulders and a knee.

Texas Tech will start a true freshman at cornerback, based on a week-one depth chart released Sunday, and has five other freshmen signees in the two-deep.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 4:27pm

The biggest question for this year's Baylor team is the secondary. Every starter from 2013 graduated.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:55pm

More than 1,500 people attended the event, held the weekend before the first Tech football game

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 8:41pm