LUBBOCK (KCBD) – Texas Tech will be the first Big 12 team to hit the practice fields for spring drills when the Red Raiders open up team workouts on Friday afternoon in Jones AT&T Stadium.
Tech originally planned to open up practice on Sunday, Feb. 20, but with the forecast of some great West Texas weather, Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville opted to move the first practice up to Friday.
"The weather forecast looks really good this weekend, so we are going to go three-straight days and try to get some quality work in early," said Tuberville. "We wanted to get an early start this year so hopefully we don't run into any lingering injury issues that we dealt with last fall. The guys are excited to get back on the field and ride the wave of momentum that we picked up at the end of the year."
Tech's first official spring practice will begin at 3:50 p.m. on Friday followed by a 1:50 p.m. practice on Saturday and a 2:30 p.m. workout on Sunday. All practices are open to the public and will be held in Jones AT&T Stadium. Fans are asked to use the tunnel entrance on the east side of the stadium and sit in the east stands and not on the sidelines.
Texas Tech will hold 15 practices over the course of the spring with the culmination coming in the Spring Game on Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m.
TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL BY THE NUMBERS
Lettermen Returning: 52
Lettermen Lost: 21
Offensive Starters Returning: 7
Offensive Starters Lost: 4
Defensive Starters Returning: 8
Defensive Starters Lost: 3