Texas Tech Rumors & News

  • Former Texas Tech QB Davis Webb reveals why he picked Cal over Colorado

    Fox Sports "Davis Webb said it was one of the hardest things he's ever had to do. The grad transfer quarterback from Texas Tech, though, wanted to make sure the coaches at Colorado didn't hear the news from someone else first. Webb, a coach's son, had committed to CU in late January, signing financial aid..." May 24

  • Davis Webb spurns Colorado, transfers to Cal

    The Score "Colorado's bad dream has turned into a reality. Months after committing to the Buffaloes as a graduate transfer from Texas Tech, quarterback Davis Webb is spurning Colorado and heading to California instead, he told Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports. Webb served as a backup last season, but..." May 19

  • Texas Tech dismisses Dakota Allen, 2 others

    The Score "Texas Tech announced the dismissal of linebacker Dakota Allen, as well as offensive linemen Robert Castaneda and Trace Ellison, on Thursday. The trio was let go "due to a failure to uphold student-athlete expectations," the school said, according to ESPN's Jake Trotter. Allen marks a fairly..." May 05

  • Colorado coach confident Davis Webb will honor transfer commitment

    ESPN "Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said he's confident that former Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb will keep his commitment to the Buffaloes and join the team as a graduate transfer. "I talk to Davis Webb basically every day," MacIntyre said Tuesday. "Almost every night. He's told me every time..." April 27

  • Texas Tech transfer quarterback Davis Webb commits to Colorado

    Fox Sports - College Football "Texas Tech grad transfer quarterback Davis Webb has committed to Colorado, he told FOX Sports on Wednesday morning. He had planned to take an official visit to Auburn but has said he's canceled that. "I just know it's a good fit with Colorado," Webb said. "I really like what Coach Mac (Mike..." January 28

  • Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes gives up baseball

    The Statesman "Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes no longer is trying to become a two-sport star. On Wednesday, Mahomes announced that he was giving up baseball to concentrate on football. “I am extremely grateful for the great opportunity that Coach Tadlock and his staff provided me,” Mahomes said in..." January 21

  • Two hires leaves Kliff Kingsbury with one hole to fill on Tech staff

    College Football Talk "Two down, one to go. With three openings on his Texas Tech coaching staff at the beginning of the day, Kliff Kingsbury officially filled two of them by the end of the day with the additions of Jabbar Juluke and Kevin Patrick. The former will coach Red Raider running backs, the latter the..." January 21

  • Mayfield still held hostage by Texas Tech while thriving with Oklahoma

    CBS Sports "Two years ago, Texas Tech didn't think Baker Mayfield was good enough to earn a scholarship but he was more than good enough to play. Mayfield led Texas Tech to a 7-0 start as an unrecruited freshman walk-on. As that unrecruited walk-on, Mayfield became the Big 12 offensive freshman of the..." December 17

  • Texas Tech fires 3 defensive coaches

    The Score "Texas Tech fired three defensive coaches Tuesday, the team announced. Co-defensive coordinator Mike Smith, defensive line coach Kevin Curtis, and outside linebacker coach Trey Haverty all got the axe after a troublesome defensive campaign for the Red Raiders. "We appreciate all that Mike,..." December 02

  • Texas Tech picks up commitment from five-star Frisco OL Jack Anderson

    Dallas Morning News "It was a rough weekend for Texas Tech, but the Red Raiders made some major waves on the recruiting trail on Monday night. Texas Tech reeled in one its highest rated commits in recent memory when five-star 2017 Frisco offensive lineman Jack Anderson decided to pull the trigger. Anderson..." October 07

  • Former Notre Dame LB Kolin Hill transfers to Texas Tech

    College Spun "Notre Dame’s loss is Texas Tech’s gain. Earlier this summer, sophomore linebacker Kolin Hill announced that he would be transferring from Notre Dame after one season in South Bend. This afternoon, Hill announced that he will be heading back to his home state and playing for the Texas Tech Red..." August 15

  • Texas Tech WR could see first half of opener go up in smoke

    College Football Talk "An off-field issue earlier this offseason could very well have an impact on Reginald Davis‘ availability in the very early going of Texas Tech’s 2015 season. Back in May of this year, Davis was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana. While no definitive punitive measures have been..." August 05

  • After failing to gain admission at Wisconsin, teams scramble for four-star RB

    Fox Sports - College Football "Unfortunately for Jordan Stevenson, his college football career has gotten off to a rocky start as he failed to qualify at Wisconsin and has been granted his release from the school. While Stevenson may not get to attend his first choice of schools, he now has several excellent suitors to choose..." July 27

  • Texas Tech Deep Snapper Kyle Heffron is in the ER.

    SB Nation "Was told by Texas Tech official that HC Kliff Kingsbury will issue a statement regarding Kyle Heffron sometime today. Still in ER" July 22

  • Former Michigan DL Ondre Pipkins transferring to Texas Tech

    CBS Sports "Former Michigan defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins is transferring to Texas Tech to finish his career with the Red Raiders. Pipkins will have to sit out the 2015 season, but will have one year of eligibility remaining in 2016. Pipkins tweeted a photo of himself with Texas Tech defensive line coach..." July 17

  • Report: Four-star Texas Tech signee, South Oak Cliff standout J.F. Thomas looks headed for junior college

    Dallas Morning News "Four-star South Oak Cliff wide receiver J.F.Thomas, who signed with Texas Tech in February, looks headed for Trinity Valley Community College this fall, according to Wreckem247.com. An unnamed source at Trinity Valley told the recruiting website there is a “good chance” Thomas is playing for..." June 08

  • Tech DB La'Darius Newbold transferring to Illinois State

    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal "Texas Tech redshirt junior La’Darius Newbold is transferring to Illinois State. The defensive back made two tackles in four games during his three-year Red Raiders career. His departure likely won’t impact the depth chart greatly, as the Red Raiders have 15 defensive backs returning and signed..." June 02

  • Texas Tech football player arrested in connection with marijuana possession

    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal "Texas Tech wide receiver Reginald Davis was arrested Monday afternoon by the Lubbock Police Department on suspicion of possession of marijuana. LPD Lt. Ray Mendoza said Davis was pulled over for a traffic violation around noon in the 5200 block of 50th Street. Officers allegedly found less than..." May 06

  • Arizona, Texas Tech schedule a home-and-home series

    ESPN "Arizona and Texas Tech have agreed to a home-and-home series, sources told ESPN. The Wildcats and Red Raiders are scheduled to meet in Tucson, Arizona, in 2019 and in Lubbock, Texas, in 2020. Texas Tech leads the all-time series that dates to 1932 by a 26-4-2 margin. However, the schools..." March 23

  • Kingsbury helps welcome home veteran after Afghanistan tour

    Fox Sports Southwest "When former Air Force veteran Brandon Hough reached out to Kliff Kingsbury to help deliver a special surprise for a fellow veteran returning from a five-month tour in Afghanistan, he thought it would be a long shot to hear back from the Texas Tech head coach. Kingsbury, however, stepped up in a..." March 04

  • Under Armour will keep experimenting with Texas Tech uniforms until 2020

    College Football Talk "Nike may still be the top name in the business when it comes to college football uniforms, but Under Armour and Adidas are doing all they can to be in the game as well. Under Armour will continue to supply apparel to Texas Tech for six more years after the university and company agreed on a..." February 17

  • Report: Texas Tech WR involved in off-campus incident, hospitalized and later released after possible stabbing

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Tech wide receiver Jakeem Grant was hospitalized early Sunday morning after an off-campus incident, where police say more than 20 rounds were fired and the junior suffered a laceration, according to a report by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. The Lubbock Count Sheriff’s Office is ruling..." October 20

  • Texas Tech receiver has a career game wearing jersey with misspelled name

    USA Today "Texas Tech sophomore Devin Lauderdale caught the first two touchdowns of his career in the first quarter against West Virginia on two consecutive drives. His second catch of the game was a 76-yard bomb from Davis Webb to break the game open at 14-3." October 12

  • Texas Tech QB Davis Webb sidelined with injury

    SB Nation "Davis Webb, starting Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback, landed on his arm early in the fourth quarter against Oklahoma State Thursday night. He made it off the field and to the bench, where trainers gathered around what appeared to be his left, non-throwing shoulder. After a moment, he left..." September 27

  • 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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  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

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