Texas Tech Rumors & News

  • Texas Tech dismisses defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma State will be facing a new defensive coordinator when it plays Texas Tech next week. Coachingsearch.com reports that the Red Raiders have dismissed defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt. Co-defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach Mike Smith will take over Wallerstedt's duties." September 19

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    Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB

    #TexasTech & Kliff Kingsbury agree on a new deal. Thru 2020 season. guaranteed base of $24.2 MIL & an avg of $3.5 M per yr, sources tell fox

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Texas Tech reels in verbal commitment from four-star Mesquite Horn OL Conner Dyer

    Dallas Morning News "While Texas A&M and Texas have been making a lot of noise on the recruiting trail as of late,Texas Tech is quietly putting together quite an impressive class. On Tuesday afternoon, the Red Raiders landed their third four-star commit in Mesquite Horn offensive lineman Conner Dyer, who announced..." July 30

  • Report: Texas Tech backup cornerback Dee Paul leaves program

    Dallas Morning News "Cornerback Dee Paul has left the Texas Tech football program, according to Chris Level of Rivals.com. Paul, a sophomore from Munday, was listed behind La’Darius Newbold on the two-deep, post-spring depth chart. No reason was given for his departure. Level reported that he was released from..." July 20

  • Texas Tech reinstates Nigel Bethel, who punched women's hoops star

    USA Today "Texas Tech announced in a news conference Wednesday night that it had reinstated highly regarded freshman defensive back Nigel Bethel, who had been dismissed following an altercation in a pickup basketball game. Bethel was caught on video punching women's basketball player Amber Battle,..." July 17

  • Texas Tech sells out season tickets for first time in school history

    College Football Talk "Texas Tech has done something never before achieved in school history. The Red Raiders have sold out all of the season tickets available for the upcoming home schedule in 2014. The school announced the historic development Wednesday on Twitter. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has revitalized the..." July 10

  • Texas Tech dismisses Nigel Bethel II for allegedly punching women’s basketball player Amber Battle

    New York Daily News "Texas Tech has dismissed freshman defensive back Nigel Bethel II from the team following an incident at a campus recreation center. Tech spokesman Blayne Beal says Bethel was let go for “his role in an incident at the Texas Tech Student Recreation Center” on Saturday. No further details were..." June 30

  • Texas Tech lands former Ohio State LB Mike Mitchell

    CBSSports.com "Once a top-30 national recruit signed to Ohio State, linebacker Mike Mitchell will rebuild his collegiate career in Lubbock. Mitchell on Friday told Texas Tech he will transfer to the Red Raiders, according to a source. Mitchell was in Lubbock as part of his second visit to the..." May 30

  • Davis Webb is the only QB currently on Texas Tech's roster

    CBSSports.com "Earlier this month Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury was toying with the idea of possibly playing in Texas Tech's spring game. Now he may have to seriously consider playing for the team this fall. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that walk-on quarterbacks Tanner Tausch and Mike Richardson..." April 18

  • Davis Webb officially handed the reins of Texas Tech’s offense

    College Football Talk "Heading into spring practice, there was little doubt that, barring injury, Davis Webb would exit the 15 sessions — and enter the 2014 regular season — as Texas Tech’s starting quarterback. The past few months, Webb was named the MVP of the Red Raiders’ bowl win while the two main competitors for..." April 12

  • Kliff Kingsbury might play in Texas Tech's spring game

    CBSSports.com "Texas Tech is scheduled to hold its spring game on April 12, and odds are that doesn't mean a whole lot to you unless you're a Texas Tech fan. Odds are you aren't planning on watching it, but there could be something unique about this year's game. Apparently Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury is..." April 05

  • Texas Tech’s leading rusher moving to linebacker?

    College Football Talk "UCLA linebacker Myles Jack became a bit of a national sensation last season when the Bruins chose to put him on offense for certain running plays, often with success. Texas Tech may be looking to reverse that idea in 2014. Kenny Williams, the leading rusher for Texas Tech in each of the past two..." March 09

  • Five-star QB commits to Texas Tech

    247 Sports "Over the years Texas Tech has received commitments from its fair share of the state’s top talent, but on Friday night they picked up what might be their biggest commit yet as Stephenville, Texas 247Sports Composite five-star quarterback Jarrett Stidham has decided to be a Red Raider. “I’m..." March 08

  • Michael Brewer visiting Hokies this weekend

    College Football Talk "The rumored interest Michael Brewer has expressed in Virginia Tech is about to become more tangible. Confirming rumblings from earlier in the week, Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times is reporting that the erstwhile Texas Tech quarterback will visit Blacksburg at some point this weekend. Brewer..." March 02

  • Texas Tech starting right tackle Rashad Fortenberry granted medical redshirt from the 2012 season

    Dallas Morning News "Rashad Fortenberry’s college career was in limbo from Dec. 30 until Friday when the NCAA granted him a medical hardship waiver and fifth year of eligibility due to a back injury that kept him inactive for most of the 2012 season. Fortenberry, a 6-foot-5, 285-pounder who started all 13 games..." March 01

  • Waiver gives starting Texas Tech OL Rashad Fortenberry another year

    College Football Talk "When the 2013 season ended, Texas Tech was uncertain whether it would have one of its starters on the right side of the offensive line for 2014. Thanks to the events of the day, that uncertainty has been erased in a positive way for the Red Raiders. On his Twitter account Friday, Tech..." February 28

  • Report: ex-Texas Tech QB Michael Brewer eyeing Hokies

    College Football Talk "Could Logan Thomas‘ replacement under center come from someone currently not on Virginia Tech’s roster? That could be the case according to a report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the Times-Dispatch‘s Mike Barber is reporting that Michael..." February 27

  • Kliff Kingsbury takes shot at Nick Saban over rule proposal

    Fox Sports "Pick a side, any side. By now, you may have heard that the NCAA has proposed a rule change that would require college football offenses to wait at least 10 seconds before snapping the ball. Proponents of the rule site player-safety concerns, while the other side argues a rule change would be..." February 23

  • Michael Brewer's transfer request denied by Texas Tech, QB responds

    CBSSports.com "For the second time this offseason, there is some drama surrounding a Texas Tech quarterback seeking a transfer. On Thursday, the school rejected Michael Brewer's appeal to transfer to Texas or TCU without restriction. Brewer called the decision "disappointing" and proceeded to detail his..." February 15

  • Texas Tech promotes Eric Morris to OC

    College Football Talk "At a place like Texas Tech where the head coach is the primary playcaller, it’s a promotion in name only but it’s a promotion nonetheless. In speaking to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Thursday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed that Eric Morris has been promoted to sole offensive coordinator..." February 15

  • Texas Tech promotes Eric Morris to OC

    College Football Talk "At a place like Texas Tech where the head coach is the primary playcaller, it’s a promotion in name only but it’s a promotion nonetheless. In speaking to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Thursday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed that Eric Morris has been promoted to sole offensive coordinator..." February 14

  • Ex-QB Michael Brewer appealed to Texas Tech for in-conference transfer; request denied

    Dallas Morning News "Outgoing Texas Tech quarterback Michael Brewer wants to transfer to TCU or Texas upon graduation from Lubbock in May, but a Texas Tech Athletics Council panel denied his request Thursday as it did Baker Mayfield’s attempt to transfer to Oklahoma unimpeded last month. TCU and Texas make sense..." February 14

  • Are signing day struggles a sign of weakness for the Big 12?

    San Antonio Express-News "Come in out of the cold and grab some piping hot information from the Big 12-pack this week. Here’s the best of a compendium of news, information and opinion about the conference. 1. As Big 12 officials scanned the recruiting rankings after National Signing Day, they can’t be happy about..." February 08

  • Texas Tech assistant turned down Cleveland Browns’ job offer to remain at alma mater

    Dallas Morning News "One of the more notable National Signing Day interviews at Texas Tech came from outside linebackers coach Mike Smith who only received one new player since depth at his positions is adequate for at least the next two years. Smith revealed he was approached by good friend and former colleague..." February 08

  • Kliff Kingsbury addresses Texas Tech’s quarterback depth issue

    Dallas Morning News "Kliff Kingsbury was in Dallas on Thursday for a Texas Tech recruiting review dinner after signing a new football class the day before. He opened up to several reporters in the Big 12 Conference’s media capital about the complex transfer of quarterback Baker Mayfield and a second loss in..." February 08

  • Texas Tech QB Clayton Nicholas transfers to BGSU

    CBSSports.com "The most easily overlooked member of Texas Tech 's quarterbacking exodus has landed in an offense that might change that status come 2015. Red Raider redshirt freshman Clayton Nicholas will transfer to Bowling Green to play for first-year head coach Dino Babers, the Toledo Blade reported..." January 24

  • Texas Tech receiver Derreck Edwards joins the track team

    Dallas Morning News "Derreck Edwards will have a busy spring juggling Texas Tech spring football as well as track and field duties. Edwards, a 6-foot-1, 165-pound rising junior wideout who caught five catches for 88 yards last season, will be with the Red Raider track and field team this weekend for Texas A&M’s..." January 24

  • Michael Brewer to leave Texas Tech

    ESPN.com "The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost another quarterback as sophomore Michael Brewer plans to transfer at the end of the spring semester, the school announced Wednesday. Brewer, who played in 13 games while throwing for 440 yards and five touchdowns in his Tech career, suffered a back injury..." January 15

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