Big 12 Spring Preview. The Big 12 has a preview or review of Texas Tech from the spring and if you have been following along, I don't think there's any new information. QB Davis Webb said that this group of receivers are the fastest he remembers:
"This is the fastest receiving group that I've ever known since I've watched Texas Tech football, we've got plenty of guys that can run," Webb said. "We have a really good chance to be a really good team and we're flying under the radar. There's no reason why you shouldn't expect this team to be one of the best teams that's ever played at Texas Tech."
And defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt says that the defense should look different in the spring:
The defense expects to get a boost from the arrival of freshman cornerback Nigel Bethel II as well as junior-college transfers Rika Levi, Brandon Thorpe and Marcus Smith. "As all of our guys get here in June and we have a monster summer, this thing will look a little different than even what it looked like today," defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt said.
Fehoko to Elite 11. Texas Tech commit Brieden Fehoko attended the Elite 11 camp in Oakland and after a stellar appearance, he was invited to The Opening. Excellent stuff from Wescott Eberts on the type of player that Fehoko is (try to keep your pants from flying across the room):
His defensive tackle counterpart doesn't need much help in that regard -- if McKenzie was pure, raw strength, Texas Tech commit Breiden Fehoko was the consummate technician, showing off a seemingly endless variety of moves. And he doesn't just have random ways of getting to the quarterback. Instead, he understands when he needs to hit a counter move to catch an offensive lineman off guard. In that regard, all of his moves complement his other moves.
Why Stop at 100. TE Jace Amaro had his first weekend at the NY Jets camp and every rookie looks great, but he's intent on catching 100 passes.
A pleasant surprise along the defensive line has been the play of Dartwan Bush, defensive end from Texas Tech. Bush is like Tyler Patmon in that he too is trying to play his way onto this roster for training camp. Bush doesn't have the best measureables but there were some snaps in the one-on-one pass rush drills on Friday afternoon, where he was able to grab the corner and create some pressure off the edge. He has shown the ability to dip his shoulder, getting his arm under the blocker, which is ideal technique. There is nothing special or unique about his game but his effort has been outstanding and along with his ability to finish, has got him noticed in that regard.
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