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Back-and-forth between Brewer, Texas Tech, continues on Twitter

Ofor out for spring

Posted: February 14, 2014 - 10:18pm  |  Updated: February 15, 2014 - 1:25am
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The back-and-forth between Texas Tech and former Red Raiders quarterback Michael Brewer continued Friday on Twitter regarding the schools Tech denied permission to contact Brewer.

On his Twitter account, Brewer posted a letter from Tech compliance indicating that he could not transfer to schools in the Big 12, other Division I programs in Texas or any school coming up on the schedule. The letter signed by compliance director Megan Graham listed each of the schools individually, a total of 21 programs prohibited from contacting Brewer.

On Thursday, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said the only stipulation placed on Brewer was that he not transfer to another Big 12 school.

Beal reiterated that position Friday in a series of Twitter posts: “The letter in question (from Tech compliance to Brewer) was dated January 21,” Beal wrote. “Texas Tech has subsequently changed its stance regarding the limitation of the one-time transfer rule and permission to contact and is allowing Michael to transfer to any school he chooses outside of the Big 12 Conference, including any non-Big 12 institution in Texas, to allow him to pursue his football and academic interests. This has been communicated to him by Texas Tech officials.”

Beal, when contacted by the A-J, decliined to say when Tech relaxed the restrictions.

On Thursday, a five-member panel of the Tech Athletic Council unanimously rejected Brewer’s appeal to transfer to Texas or TCU without restriction. Brewer said he is scheduled to graduate from Tech in May and identified master’s degree programs at Texas and TCU that he believed were in his best interests.

Given that Brewer’s appeal was denied and intra-conference transfers forfeit a year of eligibility, Brewer said he will drop his efforts to transfer to Texas or TCU.

After his appeal was rejected Thursday, Brewer expressed discontent with the Tech medical staff, Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury and the panel that heard his case. He said a back injury he suffered in early June was diagnosed incorrectly, delaying his recovery, and said he received mixed messages about his playing time once he did return.

Brewer said Thursday he has been in touch with about 10 schools and was focusing on three. He said he has a visit in two weeks at an Atlantic Coast Conference school and likely will visit a Southeastern Conference program after that. He said the ACC school is not Clemson, which has been viewed by many as a logical destination considering Brewer’s high school coach, Chad Morris, is the Tigers’ offensive coordinator. He said Clemson is an option, however.

Ofor out for spring

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 11/2 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.

“Other than that, we should have most of the people going,” Kingsbury said.

The Red Raiders’ spring workouts are scheduled to start March 5 and end with the spring game on April 12.

Compiled by Don Williams

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Michael Brewer & Communications

Brewer posted a letter from Tech's Compliance Director... it sounds like Kingsbury, the Compliance Officer, and Tech in general screwed up... again, and now they're scrambling to put a different spin on things via the media. An inexperienced head football coach making costly mistakes in judgment that lead to 3 quarterbacks leaving the program. Not good.

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Stay at Tech

Here's a novel approach. Why doesn't Michael stay at Tech, go to grad school, utilize the scholarship he already has and try to win the starting QB job.

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Lake Travis?

Just seems strange that the one thing in common is Lake Travis quarterbacks. Gilbert, who was Texas and Lake Travis QB, did the right thing without much fuss going to SMU. The "right" to play vs working for it seems to be missing.

Venting on Twitter, really? New coach is going to make changes. Happens all the time.

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Brewer needs to stay

and compete for the job.

Or be the second-team QB at North Texas.

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RaidedBen sounds like a great arm chair QB

Better to have a young coach that LOVES Tech than an old washed up coach from Auburn that saw Tech as a stepping stone. Let me see... Scotty Young, Jacob Karam left under Tubbs as well as a dozen defensive players including five 4star players.

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letter

BenHouston, Tech has been generous and relaxed its stance on Texas schools. Instead of a thank you Brewer posts an old letter in an attempt to make Tech look bad. Brewer is not acting very kind to a school which gave him a free education and got nothing tangible in return.

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remember Sims from UH...

...wasn't allowed to come to Tech. If UH were as flexible as Tech, he would've been a Red Raider. Instead he had to go to WVU.

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CoachLee

I agree with you except for the coach from Auburn using Tech as a stepping stone. He didn't even do that since he left for a lower profile school in a mid-major conference. He just ran away knowing this past year would likely be his last based on his lack of progress and horrendous defenses. After he left the AJ published a story on Kirby Hocutt's "meeting" with Tuberville indicating as such.

To this day I don't know where he got the reputation of being such a good coach. The only place he stayed long enough to truly get his paw prints on a program was Auburn; he won there while he had his predecessor's recruits but gradually ran that program into the ground before he was forced to resign.

I don't recall him being anywhere else longer than a couple or three seasons.

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