Roster churning is part of the process, perhaps a very ugly process, but it seems as if Texas Tech have a fairly impressive retention rate from the end of the 2013 season to the current roster. Obviously, this list does not include any players lost to graduation or the NFL. There are a few players that are no longer on the roster.
- CB Dee Paul: Paul was a terrific athlete from Munday that ended up committing to Texas Tech and there was some thought that Paul might be able to contribute relatively quickly because of he had good size and he had terrific speed.
- CB Jeremy Reynolds: Reynolds was from North Carolina and once he finished his high school career, he attended prep school. Very few offers overall, it seems like Reynolds was picked up relatively late in the process, but he could really never catch on.
- WR Derreck Edwards: Edwards was a highly rated receiver from Brenham and like Reynolds, he never really caught on. It seems like Edwards was always waiting for Eric Ward to graduate and this was supposed to be his year, but he was seemingly passed up by Reginald Davis, D.J. Polite-Bray and Devin Lauderdale. At least you could maybe make the argument that he was passed. Edwards is talented, not just in a football sense. I think he's a talented musician, so this may play a why Edwards ended up moving on. He may have a few irons in the fire.
- S Summitt Hogue: I have this recollection that Hogue had to retire from football for medical reasons. I don't think we ever got the reason, not that this matters. Hogue was a walk-on that played really well in special teams.
If any players have been omitted, let me know in the comments and I'll update this post.