Taylor Potts named Red Raiders starter

Updated: August 23, 2010, 7:02 PM ET
By David Ubben | Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Tommy Tuberville has made his pick to run Texas Tech's high-flying offense in the season opener.

Taylor Potts will start over Stephen Sheffield against SMU on Sept. 5 after the two performed "about the same" through the first two weeks of practice. The decision hinged on which senior can execute what Tuberville wants out of the offense and Potts got the nod after the team's second scrimmage over the weekend.

"We just felt like Taylor had a better grasp in terms ...

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