Texas Tech defensive lineman will miss spring practice after ACL surgery

Texas Tech nose tackle Bennett Ofor had surgery after the season for a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament and will miss spring practice, Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said Thursday.

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Ofor, from Friendswood Clear Brook, played in nine games last season, being used mostly as a nose tackle in pass-rush situations. He was credited with five tackles, including 1 1/2 tackles for loss.

Ofor will be a senior next season.

Center Jared Kaster also will be out or limited to light work in the spring after he underwent shoulder surgery.

Texas Tech on Thursday rejected quarterback Michael Brewer's appeal to transfer to Texas or TCU without restriction, capping what Brewer described as a frustrating sophomore year on and off the field.

February 13, 2014 - 10:25pm

Texas Tech assistant Eric Morris has been promoted to offensive coordinator and receivers coach, Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Thursday, a significant upgrade to his duties.

February 14, 2014 - 12:02am

Tech panel denies Brewer appeal, blocking transfer to Texas or TCU

Texas Tech on Thursday rejected quarterback Michael Brewer’s appeal to transfer without restriction, almost a month to the day after denying a similar plea by quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Brewer, who left the program at the beginning of the spring semester, was denied permission to contact Texas and TCU and sought to have that overruled.

Tech released the following statement after making its ruling:

Kingsbury promotes Morris to offensive coordinator, coach of all four receiver spots

Texas Tech assistant Eric Morris has been promoted to offensive coordinator and receivers coach, Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Thursday, a significant upgrade to his duties.

The 28-year-old Morris was co-offensive coordinator and inside receivers coach last season. Now he’ll also take on the responsibilities of former co-offensive coordinator and outside receivers coach Sonny Cumbie in overseeing all four receiver positions.

Texas Tech on Thursday announced the key dates for upcoming spring practices. The Red Raiders will kick off spring workouts in less than three weeks, on March 5. The first practice open to the fans will be March 14.

February 13, 2014 - 3:21pm

A proposed NCAA football rule change would slow down fast-paced offenses like Texas Tech by giving defenses time to make adjustments between plays.

February 13, 2014 - 1:26am

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February 11, 2014 - 10:25pm

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February 6, 2014 - 6:59pm

Report: Tech spring game set for April 12

Texas Tech will start spring football practice on March 5 and play its spring game on April 12, The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton posted Thursday night on Twitter. 

That means the Red Raiders will wrap spring ball around the campus' spring break, which is scheduled for March 15-23.

Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury was in Dallas on Thursday night for the first in a series of recruiting reviews presented for Red Raiders fans.