He’s more comfortable, a feeling shared by everyone on the Red Raiders’ roster or coaching staff in Kliff Kingsbury’s second season at the helm of his alma mater.
“There’s a comfort level,” said Kingsbury, who still throws in practice and likes to keep things light during workouts. “And having a guy who is an established leader and an established player at the quarterback position in our system really helps and has helped the entire off-season.”
Kingsbury, who threw for 12,429 yards in four years as Texas Tech’s quarterback, called Webb one of the hardest working quarterbacks he has ever been around. His roommate, wide receiver Bradley Marquez, shared the same sentiment, even if Webb needs to wash a few more dishes every now and then.
“He’s just more mature now,” Marquez said of Webb. “I think it’s good. That added confidence of knowing he’s the guy adds on to that and he’s taken all the right steps to prepare himself or the season. … We’ve really rallied behind him, which has given him even more confidence.”
NUMBERS TO KNOW
1 - the number of times Oklahoma has won in Lubbock since 2003. … 13 - the number of recruits from Texas this year out of a total of 21 total commits in the 2014 class. … 7 - the Red Raiders’ winning streak to start the 2013 season before losing five straight prior to their bowl victory against Arizona State. … (-14) - the Texas Tech turnover margin in 2013. The Red Raiders lost 15 fumbles and threw 18 interceptions. … 3 - number of offensive linemen that started every game last year for Texas Tech. All three return for this season.