Red Raiders hope emphasis on turnovers, new
branding help defense strive for something larger than themselves
David Gibbs enters this season with a simple goal for his defense.
The Texas Tech defensive coordinator isn’t focused on slashing the team’s 41.2 points or 513.5 yards allowed per game last season, though reducing those numbers would be nice. Instead, he wants to return the ball to the Red Raiders offense as quickly as possible through turnovers.
“My job is to give (head) coach (Kliff) Kingsbury the ball back with a chance to win the game,” Gibbs said. “That’s all I’m trying to do. If it means we finish 120th again, I could care less.”