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Segment one of the Texas Tech Football Preview. See what's in store for year two of the Tuberville-era.
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Coming up on the Texas Tech football for -- hurt -- Were much more settled and now that we. After a year in transition year to a -- suburb -- begins with -- big questions and expectations. They stuck with -- and I'm very appreciative and grateful for you know for them and that and rely on him. The last time except that he was a starting quarterback was six to -- so. Far he has. To take the -- red Raiders offense. Red Raiders defense is learning experience yeah. This -- best in the on third -- Now that the defense has a purple -- Limit Texas Tech football preview starting right now. It's hi everybody a look at the Lubbock Texas -- -- Texas Tech Red Raiders about yourself playing. Schools trying to rebound from a very tumultuous 2010 season. And they did a pretty good job of that add eight wins last year they won their bowl game and by all accounts had a very successful recruiting class. All of that is helping everyone rebound from what they'll only be described as a year of discontent. Last year I can't count how many times. Off campus on campus and in the locker room and I just different places that have hurt. Small talk about it and I just always trying to avoid it changed -- is subject. I think just to move before. Moving forward proved difficult to do corporate raider players and fans in 2000 and firing the winningest coach in school history left many faithful conflicting emotions. I'm Eastern Conference opponents in the big leagues and the Pirates and Collins or Tommy Coverville was charged with the task refocusing the red Raiders. One year after getting hired the coach has players and fans are ready to look forward we're much more settled in now that would work. And after a lot more comfortable soccer players lupica can understand what what -- Our philosophy. Feel real bodies in this because. We are kind of feeling your way around through the season you kind of know how to structure is gonna go. And so flooding in the playoffs. All afternoon -- and. Coverville promised to keep the high flying offense and to a large extent he did it. Texas Tech threw the ball a lot finishing an offense that ranked in the top fifteen college football gaudy numbers -- one glaring weakness it was an inability to come up with the the big play the whole. Home run. Because -- saying that he. Football team we've got to stretch people further downfield and the other thing that we've got to do is we've got to do throw those short passes. And make somebody miss you would take a five yard pass to make the 54 yard gain. And we just weren't capable last year you know we had to be so efficient drive the ball we have -- big -- ability sentiment -- and we weren't meant a -- -- And it's really become being part of -- game. The offensive line returns intact in the red Raiders -- their stable of running backs that would rival any advice I ever had. Led by Eric Stephens and Aaron Crawford there could be as many as six running backs that will see action fall. The quarterbacks when you -- things are even -- past tomorrow we can at 1 o'clock and only played this often I'm going initially afraid he would have -- -- -- -- -- Olympics with the way everything you know. Because this Texas Tech which means. There's gonna throw the football on that Coverville has been through work. Our main point our bread and butter is still our passing game and that's what we're that -- -- have to -- go on we wanna throw it. 65%. Maybe sixty does depend on how the running game to -- and have a -- -- But we we did accomplish one thing last year we -- average. I'll take that yeah -- we can do that Obama did. It's. We'll have. Defensively red Raiders quest for more speed has caused a shift to their third defense in three years when things you have to have -- -- -- as a coach was mostly. We were very -- it would get up quick. In a lot of situations. We couldn't get people. -- -- -- And so. Are bigger -- what the Specter in the weight room was to get quicker and faster and in one out recruiting was thrown more -- so that's -- I felt it helps. The kids -- an awesome they've they've from day one have -- Can respond with everything that we talked about it like us that we made mistakes with things but we played the fortune five because we think it allows -- -- with great leverage it was -- -- System or philosophy defense. New defensive coordinator -- that's -- clean slate to work with while implementing new new defense we -- lost over linebacker. If Kobe would look good because. That was the most first -- -- back but quite a few of those guys were injured last year -- So basically this is very much in new group we still got a long ways to go but I think it's really about me. Or what playing fast and we're still making some mistakes about things but we're making those mistakes -- me. Still ahead on the Texas Tech. Would come off the ball fast. Defense -- one freaking runs everywhere they go from there is. Wreak havoc. It's another look for the defense but it just might be the right. We'll show you why the red Raiders are so excited for those poor to -- but first loss. Q your team appeared to be injuries he came here he redshirt. He's able to play it. Yeah game I have to doesn't about half and Philadelphia that's it it's been five years since that's big he's been given the keys to an offense. Is he ready to drive the red Raiders it's.