Texas Tech, Kansas welcome switch quarterbacks

Texas Tech's Tyler Shough is expected to be the Red Raiders' starting quarterback this season. He arrived this spring as a graduate transfer from Oregon.

ARLINGTON — Tyler Shough wasn’t asked to represent Texas Tech at Big 12 media days on Thursday.

Understandably, Dawson Deaton and Riko Jeffers accompanied Red Raiders head coach Matt Wells to AT&T Stadium. Deaton, a center, has started in each of the last 22 games. Jeffers led the team last season with 8.5 tackles for a loss.

So on Thursday, Deaton talked about how fatherhood has changed him as a football player and addressed NIL avenues for offensive linemen. Jeffers answered questions about the possible expanded playoff in college football and his interest in studio art.

But soon enough, the spotlight will belong to Shough, the graduate transfer from Oregon who’s expected to start at quarterback this season for the Red Raiders.

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