Running back Corey Dauphine, a former 4-star recruit, announced on Twitter that he would be transferring from Texas Tech in the spring.
Matthew 19:26 🙏 pic.twitter.com/IoAlk4fe5P
— Corey Dauphine (@CDAUPHINE) October 19, 2016
Dauphine was passed up just this past week by Da’Leon Ward, who received carries over Dauphine against West Virginia in mop-up duty and head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that Dauphine had not learned the playbook to warrant playing time. The first question is concerning freshman RB Da’Leon Ward and the second question is if Ward had passed up Dauphine.
Q. Speaking of (Indiscernible)?
KLIFF KINGSBURY: Yeah, he did good. We felt like his presence, tough runner, little bigger body than we’ve had. But we needed to get him in there, get some touches and he did a good job.
Q. Has he passed (Indiscernible) on the depth charts?
KLIFF KINGSBURY: I don’t know if he’s passed him as much as he’s understanding what we’re after. He played in a similar offense in high school than what we’re running. I think he’s picked it up quicker. Corey is talented. We’re going to find ways to get him touches. He’s just got to do a little more studying on his own and get caught up as far as the scheme goes.
This seems to echo what’s been said about Dauphine, which is that he is not picking up the blitz pick-up and protections and that’s the reason he hasn’t played.