Brock and Dewhurst Promoted for Bowl Game. LAJ’s Don Williams reports that Matt Brock and Brett Dewhurst have been promoted to on-the-field duties for the bowl game:
Brock is working with the defensive line, Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday, and Dewhurst is assisting with the defensive backs. Defensive coordinator David Gibbs has said previously that graduate assistant Sam Fehoko has taken on a larger role, too.
Brock and Dewhurst both have been quality control staff members, which involves off-field duties. The NCAA limits FBS programs to nine assistants who do on-field coaching, so their taking on the larger roles required Tech’s getting a waiver from the NCAA.
Also of note:
- There’s this funny exchange where head coach Kliff Kingsbury told Reginald Davis to answer questions as if Davis was Kingsbury, so when asked about a splint on Davis’ arm, Davis said:
“He’s going to be fine when we get to the bowl game,” Davis said. “We’re going to treat it, and by the time of game time, he’ll be ready to go.”
Davis was also asked about his car as well and that was a funny exchange.
- Kingsbury talked about how Devin Lauderdale is suspended, the next person has to step up and acknowledged that when Lauderdale doesn’t play, the defense walks down on the receivers and those receivers can’t shake the defender.
- The last practice is today before the break and they’ll be back practicing in Houston on Saturday with Texas Tech practicing at Houston Baptist while LSU will practice at the Houston Texans’ facilities.
Mr. Texas Football. Congrats to Jett Duffey on being named the Mr. Texas Football for this year:
Congratulations to this year's @MrTexasFootball Presented by @WellsFargo– Mansfield Lake Ridge QB Jett Duffey pic.twitter.com/LrzCeZXJN2
— AdvoCare Texas Bowl (@TexasBowl) December 23, 2015
Roundtalbe on Impact JUCO. ESPN’s Max Olson and Brandon Chatmon looked back at those impact JUCO’s from yesterday and Chatmon double-downs on WR Derrick Willies being a star:
Everything is set up perfectly for Willies to become a star in the Big 12 in 2016. Many fans of the conference may not know the name now but they will at this time in 2016.
Willies has all the physical tools to excel, as a 6-foot-4, 210 pound receiver who moves like a gazelle. He’ll have one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, Patrick Mahomes, throwing the ball his way. And he should have plenty of opportunities with Jakeem Grant, Mahomes’ top target this season, playing his final game in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl.
Who Are These Bros? I know Jared Kaster on the right, but anyone know who else these bros are? As an aside, Trevor J. Kana is a strength coach at Texas Tech.
Last in-season upper body pump. #success #dragula #creed pic.twitter.com/q6jwemPIXt
— Trevor J. Kana (@CoachHeavyT) December 22, 2015