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Red Raider Gridiron: Jonathan Giles Offensive 23-5A MVP; Breiden Fehoko Continues to Impress

Texas Tech commit Jonathan Giles was named the 23-5A Offensive MVP for the second straight year and Breiden Fehoko continues to impress at the All-American Under Armour practices.

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Gibbs Says Transition Has Been Tough. Via the Chron, interim Houston coach and possible target for Texas Tech for their defensive coordinator says that the transition has been really tough for the coaches and players:

"It's tough on everybody," UH interim coach David Gibbs said Tuesday. "Let's be honest, we won seven games and our head coach got dismissed. We're fighting through the kids taking on Coach Herman as the new head coach. You're also talking about a bunch of assistants that are looking for jobs."

With Herman expected to bring in his own staff, many of the current UH coaching staff likely won't be around long after Friday's game against Pittsburgh in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.

Gibbs, who interviewed for the defensive coordinator position at Texas Tech last week, is still weighing his options. The only current UH staff member that has secured a job is special teams coordinator Jamie Christian, who will join UNLV.

Giles Named Offensive MVP for 23-5A. Congrats to Texas Tech commit ATH Jonathan Giles, who was named the offensive MVP for District 23-5A:

FBISD was represented well in postseason recognition as well, with its five teams combining for 39 first team selections or award winners. The top honor went to Elkins quarterback Jonathan Giles, who repeated as Most Valuable Player.

Giles shared the Offensive MVP honor in 23-5A last year, playing in what was the state's largest class. This season he had an equally significant impact on Elkins' success, completing 174 of 266 passes for 2,206 yards, 17 touchdowns and only two interceptions. The Texas Tech commitment also rushed for 754 yards and 15 scores.

Fehoko Continues to Impress. Per the USA Today, Texas Tech commit Breiden Fehoko continues to impress in Florida at the Under Armour practices and let's just say that he's got same family there:

Vili Fehoko, father of Farrington (Honolulu) defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko, couldn't contain himself on the sideline after Breiden made a slick move to get past offensive linemen Toby Weathersby of Westfield (Houston).

"Whoooo! That's my son!" Vili shouted during Tuesday's practices for the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game.

And for good reason. The younger Fehoko was one of the standouts on a rain-soaked day. The 6-3, 290-pound senior plans to enroll early next month at Texas Tech, where his two older brothers, Sam and V.J., played linebacker.