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Red Raiders could use multiple quarterbacks in season opener


"A coin flip." That's how close the battle is between freshmen Davis Webb and Baker Mayfield for the title of Texas Tech starting quarterback.

The race is so close between the two that it may not matter who starts next Friday's season opener - both could receive playing time.

"Yeah, I could see that," Kingsbury told the media after Wednesday's practice. "If it's a situation where both deserve the reps then I'm not afraid to do that. They've both had great camps and both guys can get it done. They just get it done in different ways."

"They've both come along," wide receiver Bradley Marquez said. "They've both competed very well and they both bring something unique to the team that maybe the other may not bring."

Reports from camp suggest that both freshmen show leadership skills beyond their years in the huddle and that both possess the tools necessary to move the offense up and down the field.

"They've got a lot of chemistry down," running back Sadale Foster said. "They've worked on a lot of plays together and they've been doing really great. You don't even notice how young they are when you're playing with them because they've been doing such a great job."

While it's not ideal to use multiple quarterbacks over the course of a game, the players are confident in their head coach's ability to make it a positive.

"He has a lot up his sleeve," Marquez said, referring to Kingsbury's extensive playbook. "He's an offensive genius, obviously, so what he comes up with we're going to be behind it, definitely. It's going to be what's best for the team."

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