Dec 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Davis Webb (7) passes against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the second half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Red Raiders Daily Links: Webb, McClure & Distance Runners

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Tech Distance Crew Heads West

A crop of Texas Tech distance runners will head west for competition at both the San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the Stanford Invitational Friday.

Three Red Raiders and four Lady Raiders are scheduled to compete at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival while Lady Raider Sharlene Nickle will compete at the Stanford Invitational in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 5 p.m. (PST).

Senior Red Raider Brendan Devlin will open competition for the Red Raiders in San Francisco in the 10,000-meter run scheduled for 9:10 a.m.

Lady Raider McKenzie Archer will follow in the women’s section of the 1,500-meter run scheduled for a 10:25 a.m. start. Teammate Chelsea Scott will follow in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at 11:55.

Texas series will be homecoming for Tech’s McClure

Krista Pirtle,

It hasn’t been that long since freshman Cassie McClure played in Austin.

The last time she was there, the dual-threat pitcher/power hitter led her team to the state title game.

“Coach Hays told me to ‘Get used to winning in Austin,’” McClure said.

After losing the Big 12 opening series to Baylor, Texas Tech softball is going on the road to take on Texas in Austin.

Only three hours from her hometown of Kingwood, the Austin series means this weekend will be a homecoming for McClure

Texas Tech QB Webb building off bowl

Jake Trotter, ESPN

When Davis Webb found out he’d lost Texas Tech’s quarterback derby last preseason, he got sicker.


However, neither the setback of coach Kliff Kingsbury picking walk-on freshman Baker Mayfield to be the starter, nor an undetermined illness that caused him to rapidly drop 40 pounds over a few days last August could shake Webb’s resolve.

And by the end of the 2013 season, not only had Webb firmly cemented his status as the Red Raiders’ quarterback of the future — he had sent a message that he is primed to become the next in a long line of prolific Texas Tech passing quarterbacks that began with his own head coach.

“The entire season, the ups and downs of it, Davis continued to work, continued to strive to get better,” said Kingsbury, who in 2002 became the first of six Texas Tech quarterbacks to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season. “He never got shook and always thought that his time was going to come back around.”




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