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Kliff Kingsbury Talks DeAndre Washington and Justin Stockton

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury discusses the running back position, including getting DeAndre Washington more touches as well as Justin Stockton.

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Running Backs Work Load. LAJ’s Don Williams writes about the running backs this morning, including the idea that the coaching staff hopes to make sure that returning starter DeAndre Washington gets a few more touches:

“I think we’d like to get him a few more as our quarterbacks get better,” Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “I didn’t think we checked (into) runs as well as we should have, got into favorable numbers as much as I’m used to. I think as that comes along, we’ll see his carries increase a little bit and probably yards per carry will be up as well.”

Also mentioned in that article at the end is that Kingsbury says that he also wants to get more touches to RB Justin Stockton as well, but not take away from Washington.

LAJ’s Don Williams clarifies that point in that there’s been the thought that Stockton could excel at a slot receiver spot, but as a true freshman, that didn’t happen, but as Stockton gets more comfortable, then possibly:

“As a true freshman, we want him to learn running back,” Kingsbury said last week. “But as he gets that, we’re hoping we can expand his role, because he does have that ability.”

This is one of those things that I’m not all that concerned about. Stockton has terrific potential and does a terrific job of breaking huge gains, but it is between the tackles that’s the biggest problem for Stockton and it is something that Washington is significantly better at right now. That’s the biggest difference and that’s significant. I think Stockton can get there, but I don’t want to take away from Washington to find out in 2015.

Texas Tech 8th in Big 12 Over Last Five Seasons. FoxSports David Ubben writes about how the last time that Texas Tech had a winning conference record was 2009 and has the 8th best record overall in the Big 12 in this five year span. I don’t know that I have much to add to that stat because that’s turrible.

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