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Red Raiders Football Notebook: 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.

Posted: September 28, 2011 - 11:06pm  |  Updated: September 29, 2011 - 12:00am
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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.


Bouncing back

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

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Having Davis and Porter back is a BIG plus. Now if we can just minimize new injuries AND get Scott Smith back next week, the D will have a fighting chance against some of these better Big12 offenses. GUNS UP!

By the way I still want to know what it was Smith did to get so deep into the doghouse???


Unfortunate and Interesting

Unfortunate for Trahan to leave at this juncture. In fact, upon reflection there must be more to it 'cause after this year we will finally be rid of James and that would have left only Trahan and Amaro at tight end.



Its unfortunate for this young man to leave.


Everyone that has to compete with James quits...

Isn't it odd that at a position where Tuberville announced from day one he wanted to add depth, everyone that has to compete with Adam James quits the team?

Most college players who quit or transfer are either a) buried behind the comp on a deep depth chart where they can't see ever getting to play during their college career, or b) because they don't think they are getting treated fairly in the positional battles.

It sure isn't depth at the tight end position that is running Tech tight ends off.

Could fair haired treatment of the guy with strings to the most powerful sports network in the country, and a Dad who has shown he will use his power, be continuing?

Just asking. So many of the players that are choosing to voluntarily leave the team being tight ends seems awfully coincidental.


Tuberville is About to Get Fired

Jace Amaro, our 5-star tight end, is playing ahead of Craig James' son. This means Hance and the boys in the back room are about to cheat Tuberville out of his job and his pay. I feel for Tommy.

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