Tech Looks to Have Strong, Fast Receiving Corps in 2014

Published 08/22 2014 03:07PM

Updated 08/22 2014 06:35PM

We are just eight days until the start of the football season for the Red Raiders and just one more practice left in fall camp, Saturday afternoon.

From all accounts this has been a good camp for Coach Kingsbury's team in his second year as head coach. This offense has potential to be one of the best we've seen at Texas Tech, despite losing 189 catches and over 2,200 yards in Jace Amaro and Eric Ward. But this new receiving corps has speed to burn, allowing Tech to stretch the field more than year’s past and with all that speed it makes it tough on a defense to key on just one guy.

"Playing against the offense everyday is like a basketball game," linebacker Micah Awe said. "It's full of matchups. One day Jakeem is just killing us, another day Bradley is just killing us, all of the days Davis is killing us, and you go all the way down to the second string and Patrick Mahomes is doing great, Ian, just a lot of guys. It's a different guy everyday."

"I feel like they think, okay this is Jakeem's day, but then they think, no it's not my day, it's Devin's day, it's Reg's day, it's Brad's day, it's DJ's day," receiver Jakeem Grant said. "You know, so they don't know who is going to attack them deep, or who is going to get the most balls today, so, they are coming out thinking, ah, who should we double team today, and the defense have no idea."

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