Offense will be the main attraction at Texas Tech this spring, as perhaps is too often the case. But this time, the focus will be on how much of Mike Leach’s unorthodox style will be kept by new coach Tommy Tuberville.
He says the style will be the same, but will the wide offensive line splits remain, along with outings of 60-plus passes so common in the Leach era? The likely answer for the spring is yes, but if losses pile up in September or October, will the status quo remain?
If not, senior running back Baron Batch (884 yards, 14 TD in 2009) will be a fine candidate if Tuberville decides to hand it off a bit more than the man he replaced.
Tuberville will team up with offensive coordinator Neal Brown, a 29-year-old spread offense enthusiast from Troy who coordinated the nation’s No. 3 offense (485.6 yards per game) as the youngest offensive coordinator in the FBS. The Trojans were also fourth in the nation in pass yards at 336.5 per game.