The Texas Tech football team continues its preparation for the September 2nd season opener at Wyoming and on Thursday, head coach Joey McGuire met with the media to provide another update on where his team is in its preparation for the season.
"“We had a really good practice yesterday,” McGuire said, “very physical.”"
He then shared that the focus of this week has been on situational football, specific situations that a team might encounter in a game such as a two-minute drill, red zone offense, executing plays coming out from near the goal line, etc. That will also be the focus of this Saturday’s second scrimmage, McGuire shared.
With just over two weeks until the trip to Wyoming, the plan is also to ramp up the physicality of camp.
"“We practice very physical,” McGuire said, “you have to…We are trying to be really smart. We’ve got a quick whistle. I’ve got the whistle so we’re quick. We have days where we’re a tag day, a thud day, and then, you know, we’ll be live in the scrimmage.”"
The second intrasquad scrimmage is always a key moment in fall camp as it is one of the last opportunities for players to make an impression in a game-like situation. Players who are jockeying for playing time and those trying to secure their spot in the two-deep will need to make their case on Saturday as McGuire has said that next week his team will begin preparation for the Wyoming game in earnest meaning that the game plan will begin to be installed and the staff will need to have a solid idea as to which players will be carrying the load against the Cowboys.
Just as there are a number of players who still need to prove something in camp, there are several position groups that need to prove themselves as a whole in 2023. So let’s take a look at four positions where the Red Raiders have a collection of players that needs to prove that they are ready to be better than just average.