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Red Raider football springs into action

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Backed by excitement and enthusiasm, Kliff Kingsbury will begin spring drills with the Texas Tech Red Raider Football team Friday afternoon and the new Head Coach can't wait.

"I'm really excited to get back to the coaching part. It will be fun. We'll install our systems, make them feel pretty comfortable with it so they can carry that over to summer workouts and get ready for fall camp," said Kingsbury.

13 of the 15 spring workouts will be closed to the public and media. Only the practice April 6th in Midland and April 12th in Lubbock will be open.

Once again, Tech's D will have a new Defensive Coordinator and Matt Wallerstedt is itching to start.

"The energy level is through the roof and we're excited about it. I'm the 5th guy they've seen in charge of defense here, so I know it's uneasy, especially for the older guys," Wallerstedt said.

Getting 15 practices, Wallerstedt hopes the players and coaches can learn a lot.

"Verbiage, learning the schemes, learning the package and getting around us and learning they can trust us and we're gonna be around here a long time," he said.

New defensive line coach John Scott, Jr. can't wait to assess talent in April to work toward peak performance in August. 

"We have the opportunity to really see what we have. See what guys can do and see where we are at right now," Scott said.

The annual Spring Football game is April 20th at 1 p.m. at Jones AT&T Stadium. Admission is free.

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