Dec 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Detail view of a Texas Tech Red Raiders helmet prior to the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the first half in the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Red Raiders Daily: Two Commits in ESPN 300, Eric Morris Q&A

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8 College Football Players Who Dazzled in Early Spring Game Action

Brian Pedersen, Bleacher Report

Davis Webb started several games for Texas Tech as a true freshman last season, but it wasn’t until his breakout performance in the Holiday Bowl (28-of-41 passing, 403 yards, four touchdowns) that he distanced himself from the competition at quarterback.

It helped that both Baker Mayfield and Michael Brewer transferred during the offseason.

Any concern that Webb might slack off during spring ball, knowing he’d locked up the starting job already, was quashed with his performance in the April 12 spring game. He was 25-of-37 for 354 yards and four touchdowns, and according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Krista Pirtle, he threw 13 TDs and no interceptions in the Red Raiders’ four scrimmages this spring.

Editor’s note: Baker Mayfield is also a part of that list.

Breaking down the Big 12 in ESPN 300

Max Olson,

Texas Tech already has two top-50 recruits in QB Jarrett Stidham and DT Breiden Fehoko, and they’ll be the lead recruiters of this Red Raiders class. Stidham checks in at No. 37 in the new ESPN 300, which puts him No. 4 among all prospects in Texas, and Fehoko is the nation’s No. 7 defensive tackle.

Q&A: Texas Tech OC/WR coach Eric Morris

Jake Trotter,

You’ve coached with Kliff, you’ve coached with Leach, how would you compare and contrast the two?

Morris: You know, I think coach Leach is, for lack of a better term, really set in his ways, which has really been a positive thing. He really believes in what he does. You’re not adding and trying to game plan every week. You just have this certain amount of set plays and you get really good at them and that’s what you do, and the quarterback has to trust them. Whereas Kliff likes to cater a little bit more to the athletes he has. He likes to sit in there with the whiteboard and think of things, different formations, motions, but he still keeps the quarterbacks’ reads pretty much similar for the most part. Kliff does a great job finding, catering to the athletes on his team, finding a way to get them the ball in space. Those are two things, but they’re really similar as far as running the organization day-to-day. Mike is a really late guy, he’ll stay up all hours of the night. Kliff is a really early guy, he’ll be up here at 4 a.m. pretty much every single morning. That’s a little bit of a difference. Kliff’s dad with his military background and coaching background, what surprised me so far, [is the] discipline and the way he runs a tight ship with the players. And they really respect that. But Coach Leach did the same thing.

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