Red Raiders' defense on the mend
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Last season, exactly two teams in college football defended the pass worse than Texas Tech. The Red Raiders ranked last in the Big 12 and 118th in college football, giving up more than 293 yards a game.
Within that, the Red Raiders were one of just two teams to give up at least 150 pass plays of longer than 10 yards.
"We just got outran," said coach Tommy Tuberville. "That’s the bottom line."
Solution one: The Red Raiders need more speed. Part of that comes with recruiting. Tuberville addressed the need in his 2011 class, recruiting a handful of pass-rushers to provide more depth.
That depth is the other half of fixing the problem. Injuries were a constant, including two
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