Texas Tech Football Continues Preseason Drills|
August 18, 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech football team practiced twice today at 7:55 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Highlighting the days practice was work on the special teams as well as passing drills pitting the offensive and defensive units against each other.
The team spent the morning on the Jones Stadium turf and the afternoon on the grass practice field. Today marked the last day of practice with shorts before the Red Raiders don the pads on Wednesday.
Overall, both offensive coordinator Rick Dykes and defensive coordinator John Goodner have been satisfied with the progress of their respective groups. They began work with the entire units on Saturday, August 15.
"After seven workouts we have almost the entire defense implemented," Goodner said about his groups development. "The first and second team defenses have looked very good so far, and our freshman are progressing nicely. As a group, they are where we want them to be right now Now begins the repetition process."
"We have a lot of our offense in," Dykes said. "Its been a little bit confusing this past day for our young guys, but our veterans have picked things up right away. Rob Peters (Katy, Texas) and Matt Tittle (Flower Mound, Texas) have done a good job so far. Their arms were a little bit tired in practice today, but theyve been practicing well. As far as freshman go, Toby Shain (Seminole, Texas) continues to get better everyday and J.J. Williams (Sulphur Springs, Texas) and Kliff Kingsbury (New Braunfels, Texas) have shown us they are going to be good players. I think all the new guys we brought in on offense will end up contributing down the road."