Tight end leaves
Texas Tech’s attempt to build depth at tight end has taken another hit. Sophomore Tony Trahan has left the team, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said Wednesday.
Senior Adam James and true freshman Jace Amaro have been the Red Raiders’ only two options at tight end since the beginning of preseason practice. Tech coaches want to develop more tight end options to diversify the offense, but attrition has hurt.
Trahan sat out last season after transferring to Tech from Rutgers, during which time offensive coordinator Neal Brown said the Coppell product showed promise in practice. But Trahan never got into the rotation this season after being sidelined by a groin injury throughout August practice.
Recruited walk-on Bo Whitney quit the team during spring practice.
Tech expects to have safety Cody Davis, cornerback Tre Porter and offensive tackle Mickey Okafor back from injuries for Saturday’s game at Kansas, Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said.
Davis (thigh) and Porter (heat illness) both missed last week’s 35-34 victory against Nevada, and Okafor (ankle) went down during the game.
Porter and strong safety Terrance Bullitt, who played through a hip injury he suffered in the Nevada game, both have practiced on a non-contact basis this week.
Compiled by Don Williams