LUBBOCK — Texas Tech became the first team to get to the football field for spring practices on Friday, moving the day up one from the original schedule.
There are plenty of new additions to Tommy Tuberville's group, including new defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow, who said he was excited to get out on a different field with a different team for the first time in 10 years, coming over from TCU.
But as always when a senior starting QB leaves, the talk was around who would be next to take over.
"He had a good spring last year," Tuberville said. "He was the third quarterback this fall but we're going to give everybody a shot. We've got four capable guys. Right now it's obvious that Seth has the leadership qualities. But we're anxious to look all of them."
Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown, recently a new dad, said Doege is easily the front-runner right now.
"He's ahead, he's definitely ahead," Brown said. "Not just a little bit ahead but a decent margin ahead. But it's open. We're not going to name a starter tomorrow and probably won't name one during the spring."
Tech will hit the field again on Saturday but practice will be closed to the media due to softball, baseball and women's basketball games going on around campus at the same time.