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Tuberville wants to transition the Red Raiders out of the spread attack into a much more conventional run-first offense. He didn’t really have much of choice but to continue to throw all over opposing defenses last year, but with the loss of quarterback Taylor Potts and their top two wideouts, look for Texas Tech to really focus on running the football in 2011.
With Potts taking the snaps, the Red Raiders featured an explosive offense that averaged 33.1 ppg and 460 yards of total offense. Potts was a big reason for that, throwing for 3,726 yards with 35 touchdowns to just 10 interceptions. Heading into the fall it looks like junior Seth Dodge will be the new starting quarterback. Dodge has shown signs that he has what it takes to lead this offense, but don’t expect him to put up anywhere near the numbers the Potts did in 2010.
With the emphasis the Red Raiders figure to put on the ground game this season, Stephens should easily top the 1,000-yard mark.
With the loss of Lyle Leong and Detron Lewis the Red Raiders aren’t left with a lot of talent at the receiver position. They do bring back junior Alexander Torres and senior Traman Swindall, but neither has the talent of Leong or Lewis. This would be a big problem for the Red Raiders if they were still planning on using the spread attack, but they simply need a couple players to step up and be able to make the big catch when needed.
While the Red Raiders lose a ton of talent at the skill positions, they return all five starters on the offensive line. This is exactly what Texas Tech needs to really get the ground game going in 2011
Eighth in the Big 12. This will be an interesting season for the Red Raiders, as we will really get a good look at what Tubberville wants to do with this football team. While I don’t have the Texas Tech picked to finish well in the Big 12, this team has put together 18 consecutive winning seasons. My expectation is for Texas Tech to finish 4-5 in the Big 12 and 7-5 overall.