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Tyler Shough named the starting quarterback for Texas Tech

Shough wins the starting job for the Red Raiders and will lead them in the season opener against Houston

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After a crazy offseason that was highlighted by the battle at the quarterback position, Tyler Shough was named the starter over Henry Colombi and will lead the Texas Tech Red Raiders against the Houston Cougars.

Shough transferred to Tech in the middle of February from Oregon. Last season he had a 63.5% completion percentage and threw 13 touchdowns for the Ducks.

He beat out Henry Colombi, who appeared in six games for the Red Raiders. While he managed to step in and keep the offense afloat, you could tell while watching that it just wasn’t going to reach its full potential with the playmakers that the offense has.

So what should we expect? Hopefully an offense that can consistently put up over 30 points to go along with a defense that aims to be one of the best in the conference. It’ll be nice to see us be able to stay in games and not be a liability on the offensive side of the ball.

This offense will look to attack downfield more with Shough at quarterback, who possesses solid arm strength and isn’t afraid to take those shots downfield. With the backfield being as dangerous as it is, this offense should be able to be as multidimensional as any in the country, which should bode well for Shough in finding open receivers.

The fact that this was as tight of a race as it was shows that we have a solid quarterback room behind Shough incase an injury occurs. Colombi can be a solid backup and we have Behren Morton and Donovan Smith becoming more accustomed to the playbook so that they can be ready to takeover whenever Shough decides to leave.

Get ready for an exciting season that should provide plenty of highlights and hopefully plenty of success for this team in the very near future.