ARLINGTON — Tyler Shough wasn’t questioned to depict Texas Tech at Major 12 media days on Thursday.
Understandably, Dawson Deaton and Riko Jeffers accompanied Red Raiders head coach Matt Wells to AT&T Stadium. Deaton, a centre, has commenced in each and every of the final 22 online games. Jeffers led the workforce very last period with 8.5 tackles for a loss.
So on Thursday, Deaton talked about how fatherhood has changed him as a soccer participant and addressed NIL avenues for offensive linemen. Jeffers answered questions about the possible expanded playoff in college or university soccer and his fascination in studio art.
But shortly plenty of, the highlight will belong to Shough, the graduate transfer from Oregon who’s anticipated to start off at quarterback this period for the Pink Raiders.
Shough used the past three decades at Oregon. About Oregon’s 7 games last drop, he threw 13 touchdowns and led the Ducks to the Pac-12 title.
Shough instructed a Lubbock radio station in March that immediately after he entered the transfer portal, he straight away listened to from a lot more than 20 universities. He settled on Tech mainly because “I truly feel like all the coaches and players are in it to acquire it and they’re heading to operate their butts off to do that. I wished to be a section of it, so I just preferred to appear in and get out to West Texas and start throwing the ball all-around, commence slinging it about a bit more.”
Actively playing time was also available in Lubbock. Alan Bowman, a 16-game starter, is now at Michigan. Henry Colombi tried 166 passes last year, but he has never had a 250-garden passing game in his prior 4 a long time at Texas Tech and Utah Condition.
A participant in a portion of Tech’s spring procedures, Shough concluded eight of his 15 passes in the spring match.
“I think it’s evident, we will need to participate in much better in that (quarterbacks) home. And I assume top rated to base that space is far better than it can be at any time been in the a few decades I have been at Texas Tech,” Wells explained. “I think the issues (Shough) delivers, things that are tough to measure. He is in early, stays late. He’s a soccer junkie.”
Additional Dawson: “He’s been a great chief so considerably. He is been a large presence in the locker area, he is gotten to know every person definitely perfectly.”
Texas Tech shared the phase on Thursday with Texas, Oklahoma Point out and Baylor. Kansas was supposed to sign up for the entertaining but weather stored the Jayhawks grounded in Lawrence.
Like the Purple Raiders, Kansas may perhaps also turn its offense more than to a transfer quarterback. Before this offseason, former North Texas starter Jason Bean was added to the Jayhawks’ roster.
Jalon Daniels and Miles Kendrick are knowledgeable returnees for Kansas who merged to throw 272 passes in 2020. Daniels led Kansas in passing yards, but his completion share was nearly 11 points reduce than Kendrick’s uninspiring mark of 60.8.
Bean completed just 54.5% of his 145 passes throughout his very last yr in Denton. He also threw 14 touchdowns and ran for 5 scores.
In a press conference that was performed around Zoom, new Kansas coach Lance Leipold instructed reporters that he was “thrilled about all our quarterbacks.”
“One of the issues that we want in our program is the tradition of competition,” continued competitors,” said Leipold, who was hired in April. “To actually say that I have had a possibility to check out men in person to get an analysis has not happened. And so whether or not it be Jason Bean or Jalon Daniels, Miles Kendrick or any of our youthful quarterbacks that we have, that will be in August.”
At 266.7 yards for every sport this past period, Texas Tech ranked fourth in the Big 12 in passing offense. (Texas Tech was past not a prime-3 passing offense in the league in 2011). Kansas’ 154.3-garden typical was bested by all nine of its conference foes.