Thursday, April 3, 2014
Tech a darkhorse national title contender?
By Jake Trotter
ESPN Insider Travis Haney unveiled his list of sleeper national title contenders by conference.
His pick from the Big 12? The Texas Tech Red Raiders.
You can read more of Haney's reasoning here . But below is a sample of what he wrote:
The quarterback position -- a mystery at times last fall -- is now settled. Michael Brewer and Baker Mayfield transferred, leaving Davis Webb to run the offense.
All-Big 12-caliber receivers Jakeem Grant and Bradley Marquez could make Webb look good, too.
With Texas and Oklahoma at home, the Raiders could be better suited to hang in there this November. They could be sneaky conference title contenders, depending how things break for others in the Big 12.