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Texas Tech Links: Gearing up for Big 12 Media Days

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A couple of Big 12 related articles before the Big 12 Media Days, which start on Monday.

Patrick Ryder of the Bombers marks the ball against Will Minson of the Bulldogs (L) during the round 18 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on July 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
Patrick Ryder of the Bombers marks the ball against Will Minson of the Bulldogs (L) during the round 18 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on July 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Best of the Big 12. The FWST has a neat little article this morning, sort of a "best of . . . " regarding a handful of topics and things related to the Big 12.  Kenny Williams snagged one of those topics:

Best Versatility: Texas Tech's Kenny Williams. The team's leading rusher the past two seasons moved to linebacker in spring drills and projects to start. He also envisions playing some at RB.

Big 12 Preview. You'll probably see quite a few of these as the Big 12 Media Days are starting tomorrow, but Chuck Carlton at the DMN wonders if Texas Tech can take the next step:

Against that uncertain outlook, Texas Tech will get a lot of attention as an against-the-grain contender. We know Kliff Kingsbury is always ready for a close-up, but what about his team?

Kingsbury has an unquestioned starting quarterback now in Davis Webb, who might have taken a quantum leap in the spring. Of course, when one of your listed starting linebackers (Kenny Williams) was your leading rusher the last two years, maybe the defense has a few holes.

Webb at #3. The LAJ is ranking all of the Big 12 quarterbacks (I assume this will go for each position) behind Bryce Petty and Trevor Knight:

Davis Webb battled mainly with Mayfield last season for the starting quarterback position at Texas Tech, eventually winning the job and playing in 10 games and starting six. He finished the season 226-of-361 (62.6 percent) for 2,718 yards with 20 touchdowns. Webb capped off his freshman campaign by being named the Holiday Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player after he recorded 403 yards on 28-of-41 passing for four touchdowns. He is the incumbent starter and barring injury shouldn't be challenged. In the Red Raider system, he could have the most impressive numbers of any Big 12 quarterback by season's end.

Bettiol to Transfer to Softball. Texas Tech and coach Adrienne Gregory are set to accept the transfer of former Nebraska CF Jordan Bettiol. Bettiol hit .400 as a freshman and made 2nd team All-Big Ten as a freshman.