No Change at Quarterback. During this week's press conference, head coach Kliff Kingsbury affirmed that there would be no change at quarterback and that he would be sticking with Davis Webb. If you would like to read about this, you can check out the DMN or the LAJ, but here's the exchange:
Q. Have you considered opening up quarterback competition this week for the West Virginia game?
COACH KINGSBURY: No, I'm not.
I'm no mind-reader, but it seems like he's leaving the door open. Just kidding. It's going to be Webb and Webb until Webb can't play or the season is over.
Notebook and Players Only Meeting. Don Williams has a notebook of things, including updates on LB Alfredo Morales with a sprained knee and CB Jah'Shawn Johnson is also out this week with a bad shoulder. Also, Daniel Paulling has the story on Webb and DE Branden Jackson saying during the presser that there is going to be a players only meeting, and here's Jackson and Chris Payne talking about the meeting:
"I want to hear a group that collectively knows we have the talent," he said. "I will definitely make my voice heard."
Jackson and Kenny Williams were among those who spoke, Red Raiders linebacker Chris Payne said. The meeting lasted about 10 minutes, and accountability and focusing better were among the topics discussed.
"If you look at film, it's the little things beating us," Payne said. "Give credit to the teams. They are good. But at the same time, they're not flat out beating us. It's not talent. It's just mental mistakes, small, little things."
Welker Reaches Undrafted Record. Congrats for former Texas Tech footballer Wes Welker passed Rod Smith for most catches by an undrafted player in the NFL. And to expound on that, Welker, Larry Fitzgerald and Jericho Cotchery are the only active receivers from the 2004 NFL draft class (of course Welker wasn't drafted) and Welker talks about what it took to get him to this point:
"I didn't picture it being this way," Welker said of his career. And how could he have? This way has meant beating the longest odds. But then he pauses. "But that's why you play the game."
"Obviously you have to have ability first and foremost," Welker added. "But at the end of the day, it's your mentality, how you approach each and every day, how you practice, what you do in your off time to get ready. All those things play a big part, and then when you get out there on the field, you have that attitude that you're not going to be stopped."
Miscellaneous. Texas Tech is encouraging fans to do a "stripe out" which means that they are just playing White Stripes songs during the time outs (the latter part of this sentence is completely untrue) . . . 2015 commit OL Connor Dyer talked to Scout about his commitment to Texas Tech . . . Gabe Rivera was honored by the San Antonio Independent School District this past week . . .