Friday, October 16, 2009
Sheffield listed as No. 1 on Tech's depth chart
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach still isn't saying who will be starting Saturday night at quarterback against Nebraska.
But one indicator can be seen on the team's depth chart. And recent starter Steven Sheffield is listed as No. 1 on the Red Raiders' most recent list of starting players and substitutes.
Sheffield has thrown 10 touchdown passes in the last two games, including seven last week against Kansas State. That total is only one behind the school's single-game record.
The quarterback change was precipitated when previous starter Taylor Potts sustained a concussion shortly before the end of the first half in the Red Raiders' Oct. 3 victory over New Mexico.
Leach has made no announcement, but had this cryptic comment when asked about a potential controversy brewing between Sheffield and Potts.
“This is the first time I’ve ever changed or potentially changed or any of that," Leach said. "So, yeah, I guess it’s new at that position.’’
Potts did return to practice this week.
Other injured starters who could return for the Nebraska game include center Shawn Byrnes and cornerback LaRon Moore.