At a stopping point
Texas Tech had its 10th session of spring football practice Wednesday at Jones AT&T Stadium, and then Tech coach Tommy Tuberville dismissed the Red Raiders for spring break, which the university observes next week.
Tuberville and Tech players weren’t made available for interviews afterward.
Among the highlights of the 11-on-11 team period, Seth Doege threw a pair of touchdown passes to flanker Darrin Moore. One was a 35-yard deep sideline throw on which Moore made the catch over Cornelius Douglas. Moore also caught a deep ball from Doege while working against Douglas in 7-on-7.
Douglas nevertheless has been one of the team’s most impressive defensive players during the first two-thirds of February and March workouts, and he’s had some fierce battles with Moore, who has a 7-inch height advantage.
During 11-on-11 sequences Wednesday, Douglas picked off one of Doege’s shallow passes for Moore and broke up a deep throw for Moore.
Back at it
Middle linebacker Zach Winbush was mostly limited to conditioning and individual drills during the first eight spring sessions, but he’s gotten into the 11-on-11 sequences the last two days and made some plays.
On Wednesday, Winbush penetrated into the pocket to get a pass play whistled dead during the early team period. Later in the day, he met running back SaDale Foster head on in the hole for no gain.
Winbush is returning from a broken foot for which he underwent surgery in November. He’s rotating with Will Smith and Blake Dees at middle linebacker.
Safeties D.J. Johnson and J.J. Gaines picked off passes during 11-on-11 sequences. Johnson got Seth Doege, and Gaines stepped in front of IR Aaron Fisher to grab a Michael Brewer pass. ... MLB Blake Dees made a good read on another Brewer throw, but dropped one that hit him right in the hands. ... SLB Sam Eguavoen broke the pocket to get a pass play whistled dead. ... On a first-and-10 from the plus-12, DT Donte Phillips shot through the second-team offensive line and wrapped up RB SaDale Foster for a 3-yard loss. ... Brewer ended the day with a 15-yard TD pass to SE Derek Edwards, who caught the fade-pattern pass against CB Thierry Nguema. ...
Compiled by Don Williams