Texas Tech, along with TCU, Kansas, Iowa State and Oklahoma, while Texas, West Virginia, Baylor, Kansas State and Oklahoma State go on Tuesday. The Big 12 Media Days are being held at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco.
In attendance for Texas Tech will be head coach Kliff Kingsbury, inside receiver Cameron Batson, wide receiver Dylan Cantrell, inside receiver Keke Coutee and safety Jah’Shawn Johnson.
According to the Big 12 (PDF), the Texas Tech schedule will be as follows:
Arrival-10:00 Live Radio
10:00-10:20 CBS Sports (C&P)
10:30-11:00 ESPN (C&P)
11:10-11:15 FOX Set (C)
11:15-11:35 Press Conference (C)
11:35-12:05 Big 12 Digital 1 (C)
11:35-12:05 Big 12 Digital 2 (P)
12:45-1:30 FOX Marketing (C&P)
12:45-1:30 FOX Photo (P)
1:30-1:50 Sirius XM (C&P)
1:50-2:10 Longhorn Network (C&P)
2:10-2:40 FOX Production (C&P)
Kinda funny that The Longhorn Network gets their own slot to interview folks, but what ever.
Monday will be kicked off by Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and then the coaches begin their press conferences. Stay tuned for all of your Texas Tech and Big 12 coverage.
For those of you hankering for some Big 12 talk, I’ve got four things for you to chew on:
- You can check out the Texas Tech media guide (you can also download the PDF). It’s 218 page long so it could be a while to download. Jett Duffey is on the roster as are some other freshmen. There’s also a post-spring depth chart and the #2 quarterback is TBD. There’s no mention of Dakota Allen on the depth chart, but he’s on the roster. I wouldn’t read too much into this depth chart as this staff somewhat puts a half-hearted effort into depth charts and I’d be more reluctant to rely on what Don Williams gets out at the end of the preseason camp.
- CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodds has five things to think about before the Big 12 Media Days:
I’m here to tell you there is a lot to like about the Big 12 as its media days begin Monday in Frisco, Texas. Here are five things to watch as the conference gets at least a makeover in perception by staging the media days at the Cowboys’ fancy new practice facility.
- Heartland Sports’ Derek Duke has five things as well, including a bit on Kliff Kingsbury:
There is no doubt that everyone knows that the Red Raiders have to improve this season or else, well, you know. No person should understand that more loudly and clearly than Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury himself. Since the 2013 season (Kingsbury’s first year as HC), Texas Tech has gone 24-26 overall and has a Big 12 record of 13-23 (Yikes!). Kliff has never finished higher than 5th in the final conference standings and since 2000, the Red Raiders have only missed a bowl game in three seasons, two which belong to Kliff Kingsbury. I am not here to completely bash on Kliff but I am telling you like it is and not sugar coating it. If Kingsbury doesn’t get his team back to a bowl game this year, I am afraid his time in Lubbock may come to an end after the season. I understand Texas Tech has still quite a bit of money invested in him after that 2014 contract extension but there is a question that needs to be asked to the AD Kirby Hocutt. How much are you willing to pay to win football games? Are you willing to possibly not only pay a new coach but a former coach, who isn’t even coaching your team anymore? This can all be fixed by a simple three letter word, win. With the media preseason poll showing that most folks think that the Red Raiders will finish 9th this year isn’t very encouraging but the good news is that the media doesn’t affect the outcome of games, players and coaches do. Kliff Kingsbury’s seat is hotter than the west Texas sun but do the Red Raiders have what it takes to turn things around this year? Only time will tell.
- LAJ’s Nicholas Talbot has five things to look forward to as well and also opines about Kingsbury:
To help fix that, Kingsbury plans to take more of a CEO approach to his program this year. The plan is to relinquish some of his offensive coaching duties to offensive coordinator Eric Morris, so he can get a better handle on that porous defense. Whether his help will give defense enough enough of a lift to get his program moving in the right direction and save his job remains to be seen.