Behind Enemy Lines: Texas Tech


Kliff Kingsbury is set to open his 6th season leading his alma mater, amassing a 30-33 record in his 5 previous seasons.

Kingsbury has coached quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield, Davis Webb, and Patrick Mahomes, who are all now playing in the NFL, Kingsbury will need to have another quarterback emerge this year to keep his program moving forward.

This is the first fall camp I don’t know who it’s going to be so working with the quarterbacks it’s exciting,” Kingsbury said. “It’s a challenge and we’re fired up to see who steps up during the competition and separates themselves.”

Whoever takes over at quarterback will have an inexperienced group to throw to, as TJ Vasher is the only returning starter at wide receiver.

“We lost quite a few play makers that have been really good players for us at wide out,” Kingsbury said. “But we have some young guys waiting in the wings.”

In a turn of events from recent years the Red Raiders appear to be in good shape on defense leading the league with all-conference selections on that side of the ball. Kingsbury looking forward to a 4th season under David Gibbs.

“Coach Gibbs took the job four years ago he kind of had to redo it all,” Kingsbury said. “He had a vision, knew what he wanted to do but had to go through two tough years.  To his credit, he stuck to his guns, with his philosophy and his recruiting and now we’re making strides on that side of the football.”

Texas Tech and Baylor will meet on November 24th at AT&T stadium in Arlington.

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