Kingsbury weighs in on spring QB battle

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and other members of the Dallas media were able to talk with Kliff Kingsbury on Tuesday, two weeks before spring practices begin for the Red Raiders. Here is an except from Jimmy Burch's story on the quarterback battle between Patrick Mahomes and Davis Webb: 

The Dallas Cowboys plan to open their new world headquarters in 2016. It will be a 91-acre, multi-purpose complex to be known as "The Star in Frisco.

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Kirby Hocutt says there's gathering support for an early signing period for college football, one that could allow high-school recruits who so desire to sign before Christmas as early as this year.

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In an era before 320-pound linemen were commonplace, 6-foot-7, 260-pound Dan Irons was a pillar of an offensive tackle for Texas Tech.

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Texas Tech signed six wide receivers on Wednesday, so the Red Raiders can plug in at least one in all four receiver positions and two in some.

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Kliff Kingsbury is taking his time. After Jarrett Stidham decommited in December, the Texas Tech coach didn't have another quarterback that was either attainable - most already had committed by then - or fit what he was looking for at the position.

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

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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.