Jul 21, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders pose for a group photo during the Big 12 Media Day at the Omni Dallas. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Red Raiders Daily: Big 12 Media Day

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Kliff Kingsbury concluded the first day of Big 12 Media Days with 15 minutes at the podium Monday in front of the national print media. The interview, which will be on Texas Tech TV later this afternoon, aired live on FOX Sports Southwest.

Kingsbury spoke about numerous subjects during the session, ranging from Texas Tech’s momentum following its Holiday Bowl victory a year ago to the maturity of sophomore quarterback Davis Webb. He also hit on topics like the strength of the Big 12 and the Red Raider defense.

The press conference was a much-easier feel for Kingsbury, who pointed out that entering year No. 2 was a more comfortable feeling for him and his staff.

“I think year two for our entire staff, our entire program, there’s a comfort level,” Kingsbury said. “And having a guy who is an established leader (Davis Webb) and an established player at quarterback position in our system really helps and has helped the entire off-season. So we’re excited about him. We’re excited about our team, and we’ll see how it shakes out.”

Big 12’s Bowlsby warns that ‘change is coming’ to college athletics

Change is coming to college athletics, and it may be disappointing for some, Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday in the opening press conference of media days.

“If you like what you see in intercollegiate athletics right now, you’re going to be disappointed when the change comes,” he said. “The scholarships are going to change. The relationship between student-athletes and their universities is going to change.

Texas Tech plans ‘Zach Thomas era’ throwback uniforms for game against Arkansas

In an homage to the old Southwest Conference, Texas Tech will wear throwback jerseys on Sept. 13 against former rival league rival Arkansas, according to coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Kingsbury said the uniforms would be from the “Zach Thomas era.”

Thomas played for the Red Raiders from 1992-95, earning All-American honors as a junior and senior. He will be inducted into the SWC Hall of Fame this fall.



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