Morning Raider - 9/21

Tuberville wants to use this week the best he can; See a tour of the coaches office; and find out what Tech recruit is lighting the high school football scene on fire.

LUBBOCK — Good Morning Red Raiders! Well, I hope all of you are recovering nicely from your "Hornovers" after this weekend. It's a rough taste to sit with for two weeks, but maybe that will give Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville the proper time to figure out what WILL work with is offense as opposed to what they have been trying to do.

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After the Loss: Tuberville

Many coaches will tell you that sometimes they like to have a bye week and sometimes they would rather just keep playing and not risk losing any consistency with their team.

I would think Texas Tech would welcome a bye week after the most inconsistent offensive performance to date in the last 20 years from its offense, putting together just seven points and 144 yards in its 24-14 loss to No. 6 Texas on Saturday.

It was just the second loss in Tech's last 17 home games. But head coach Tommy Tuberville said he isn't ready for an off week, nor will he treat this like much of one.

Maybe that's because part of Tuberville realizes that the next three weeks will not get any easier for Tech. The Red Raiders have to travel to Iowa State next weekend before going to Dallas to face Baylor in the Cotton Bowl on Oct. 9. Tech will not get another home game for almost 30 days after Saturday's loss, when it plays Oklahoma State on Oct. 16.

Office Tour

Are you curious about the office renovations done by coach Tommy Tuberville and his staff? Check out Big12Sports.com's video tour of Tuberville's office and see some of the awards and memorabilia in the coach's home away from home.

Run Bradley Run

Odessa running back and 2011 Texas Tech commit Bradley Marquez continues to light the high school football world on fire with his quick moves and aggressive play, rushing for 380 yards and six touchdowns for the second week in a row, a school record.

Marquez has 1,138 rushing yards this season and 16 TDs, averaging 284.8 yards per game and 12.8 yards per carry through just four games. Marquez has scored the last 11 touchdowns for the Bronchos.

"We need to find some other ways to score," Odessa coach Ron King told the Odessa American. "I would hate to think about where we would be as a football team right now if we didn't have Bradley; he's something special."

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