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GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH TEXAS TECH TV
Check out a full behind the scenes video with Texas Tech TV behind the scenes with the Red Raiders every step of the way at Big 12 Media Day in Dallas.
Bradley Marquez took a quick photo with Getty Images before the Red Raiders closed Big 12 Media Days.
3 p.m. - THAT'S A WRAP FROM BIG 12 MEDIA DAYS
The Red Raiders made one last stop with a set of photos with Getty Images before wrapping up the 2014 Big 12 Media Days. Kingsbury along with his three student-athletes will fly back to Lubbock later this afternoon.
The Red Raiders officially report for the 2014 season in less than two weeks as training camp is slated to begin on Aug. 3. Texas Tech will host its local media day that afternoon with press conferences and interviews set with several other Red Raiders.
Be sure to check TexasTech.TV later this evening for complete footage and behind-the-scenes exclusives of the Red Raiders at Big 12 Media Days.
1-ON-1: WILLIAMS & MARQUEZ
Texas Tech linebacker Kenny Williams gets down to the tough questions on Big 12 Media Day with wide receiver Bradley Marquez.
Sam Eguavoen spoke for over an hour with reporters from across the nation Monday afternoon in what was the final interview opportunity with the Red Raiders.
1:30 p.m. - BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Members of the media were able to meet with the Red Raiders as well as Coach Kingsbury in breakout sessions that lasted over an hour in the main interview room at the Omni Hotel.
It was the final opportunity for members of the media to meet with the Red Raiders before end of the first day of Big 12 Media Days.
12 p.m. - KINGSBURY PRESS CONFERENCE
Kliff Kingsbury concluded the first day of Big 12 Media Days with 15 minutes at the podium Monday in front of the national print media. The interview, which will be on Texas Tech TV later this afternoon, aired live on FOX Sports Southwest.
Kingsbury spoke about numerous subjects during the session, ranging from Texas Tech's momentum following its Holiday Bowl victory a year ago to the maturity of sophomore quarterback Davis Webb. He also hit on topics like the strength of the Big 12 and the Red Raider defense.
The press conference was a much-easier feel for Kingsbury, who pointed out that entering year No. 2 was a more comfortable feeling for him and his staff.
"I think year two for our entire staff, our entire program, there's a comfort level," Kingsbury said. "And having a guy who is an established leader (Davis Webb) and an established player at quarterback position in our system really helps and has helped the entire off-season. So we're excited about him. We're excited about our team, and we'll see how it shakes out."
Another popular subject throughout the day has been Kenny Williams and his switch to the defensive side of the ball. Kingsbury said during the press conference that Williams will play primarily on defense but still be used in certain situations on offense and special teams.
"Kenny asked if he could do it," Kingsbury said. "He saw there was a need. He's a very selfless player, team player, and he wanted to do it. So we were for it. He's one of our best football players on our team and we wanted to find a way to get him on the field as much as possible."
The Red Raiders made their way to a quick interview with XM Radio before taking lunch. The day concludes with break-out sessions with Kingsbury and all three players.
Kliff Kingsbury met with national television outlets for most of the morning on Monday. The second-year head coach will meet with the print media here shortly at 12 p.m. That interview will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Southwest.
9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. - NATIONAL TV INTERVIEWS
The Red Raiders met with various members of the national media throughout the morning with interviews ranging from Campus Insiders, FOX Sports 1, ESPN, ESPNU, CBS Sports and FOX Sports.
The various interviews were a good time for television broadcasters and producers to meet the Red Raiders in preparation for the 2014 games. Each network also shot footage that will air on televised games later this year.
Kingsbury will meet with the print media here shortly. That interview will begin at 12 p.m. and be broadcast live on FOX Sports Southwest.
Kliff Kingsbury opened Big 12 Media Days by talking with Double T 104'3 "The Bottom Line" hosted by Casey Cowan and Jamie Lent. It was the first of several interviews on the day for Kingsbury.
9 a.m. - RADIO ROW
Big 12 Media Days officially began around 9 a.m. as head coach Kliff Kingsbury began interviews around Radio Row. Kingsbury, attending his second Big 12 Media Days as Texas Tech's head coach, spoke first with Double T 104.3's "The Bottom Line" hosted by Casey Cowan and Jamie Lent.
Kingsbury will also meet with FOX Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports among others before taking the Big 12 podium at 12 p.m. this afternoon. Kingsbury will be the final Big 12 head coach to take the podium on the event's opening day.
Bradley Marquez (@BradMarquez_4) July 21, 2014
Kenny Williams, Bradley Marquez and Sam Eguavoen, seen here with the Texas Tech cheerleaders, will represent the Red Raiders today at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas.
8:30 a.m. - RED RAIDERS ARRIVE AT MEDIA DAYS
The Red Raiders made their entrance into Big 12 Media Days this morning in what will be a packed day full of interviews with both local and national outlets.
FOX Sports Southwest is covering the event live throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m.
Kliff Kingsbury will make his appearance at the Big 12 Media Days podium at 12 p.m. Monday afternoon. Both days of the Big 12 Media Days will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Southwest.
July 20, 2014
DALLAS, Texas - Texas Tech will be featured in the first day of the Big 12 Media Days scheduled to begin Monday morning at the Omni Hotel in Dallas. Big 12 Media Days is one of the largest gatherings of college football journalists from around the country and the unofficial start of the football season for fans of the Big 12 Conference.
Members of the Texas Tech Athletics Communications staff will be in Dallas alongside head coach Kliff Kingsbury, receiver Bradley Marquez, running back Kenny Williams and linebacker Sam Eguavoen as they meet with members of the local, regional and national media to preview the 2014 season.
The full day of interviews begins around 9 a.m. when the Red Raiders meet with various radio stations throughout the country. Texas Tech fans can keep up with the Red Raiders throughout the day on TexasTech.com and @TechAthletics on Twitter.
FOX Sports Southwest will televise the Big 12 Media Days beginning at 9 a.m. Monday morning. Coverage will include coaches' press conferences, interviews with student-athletes and special guests, and analysts of each school's upcoming season.
Kingsbury is set to meet with the print media at 12 p.m. Monday. That interview will appear live on FOX Sports Southwest.