Kliff Kingsbury says QB battle will continue into fall


Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday that he wants to be 100 percent sure before he decides whether to declare Patrick Mahomes or Davis Webb the starter.

"We'll get into fall camp," Kingsbury said, when asked when he'd like to make the call. "I don't want to take it too far into fall camp. I want to get, with the veteran team we have coming back, I want to get that flow going earlier than later."

Webb and Mahomes battled this spring, though both were limited at times for different reasons. Webb was coming off offseason shoulder surgery. Mahomes split time with the baseball team.

Mahomes finished the 2014 season on a tear, throwing 14 touchdowns to just two interceptions in Tech's final three games. But Webb opened the season as the starter before suffering an ankle injury.

"They all want to play, and that's the bottom line," Kingsbury said. "You want to make the competition as fair as you can make it, then make the decision and then run with it.

"But it's never going to be an easy topic of discussion when you're talking about a position where only one guy can play at all times and it's a position where everybody wants to play."