Texas Tech to Play Eastern Washington in 2017. Blayne Beal announced that Texas Tech will host Eastern Washington on September 2, 2017:
Texas Tech will face FCS powerhouse Eastern Washington on Sept. 2, 2017 at Jones AT&T Stadium. #WreckEm— Blayne Beal (@BlayneBeal) July 29, 2014
Bush Performing. Dartwan Bush, as you can see from the photo above, is best friends with Tony Romo and is having a good camp in Oxnard with the Dallas Cowboys:
Dartwan Bush - The former Texas Tech defensive tackle might have been one of the latest signings before camp, but he didn't look out of place at all Tuesday. Bush was extremely quick getting around opposing offensive linemen during individual drills and moves well for a guy his size.
Re-Thinking Texas Tech. The ESPN folks are re-thinking their summer projections from when they predicted how each team would finish and Brandon Chatmon is thinking that 4-5 for Texas Tech is a worst case scenario:
A 4-5 conference record for the Red Raiders would be a worst-case scenario, meaning the defense never came together and the offense ran into obstacles. But Tech, without question, has some of the Big 12's best offensive talent with quarterback Davis Webb and receiver Jakeem Grant having the potential to perform as well as any player at their position this fall.
Their defense could be the determining factor. That unit has a couple things in its favor, including increased talent and some continuity with Matt Wallerstedt returning as defensive coordinator for the second straight season.
If Webb remains healthy, the Red Raiders will score plenty of points. If the defense comes together as the season progresses, Tech could be the team that far surpasses our summer projections and inserts itself in the Big 12 title race.
Breakout Players. Athlon Sports has a handful (really, this is a long list, so they're bound to get one of them right by the end of the year) of potential breakout players for 2014 and WR Reginald Davis makes the list:
Eric Ward and Jace Amaro leave big shoes to fill in Texas Tech's receiving corps, and the answers for quarterback Davis Webb could come in the form of a few players. The Red Raiders may not have a dominant No. 1 option in 2014, but there's still a lot of talent for Webb to target. Jakeem Grant and Bradley Marquez combined to catch 114 passes last year and will play a bigger role in the offense in this year, while Davis is a name many in Lubbock expect to have a breakout year after catching 15 passes for 200 yards in 2013. He showed his explosiveness by catching a 38-yard pass against Arizona State and by returning a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.