Week One Media Luncheon Notes

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury spoke to the media on Monday during the first weekly media luncheon.

Kliff Kingsbury walked up to the podium on Monday for his first weekly media luncheon of the 2013 season.

 

Here are some notes from the luncheon.

 

·      Kingsbury kept, despite the number of questions that were fired in his direction, the identity of the starting quarterback a secret

·      Michael Brewer is still currently day-to-day at this point and is working hard to get back and as of Monday has not been ruled out for Friday's game

·      Kingsbury said he is more anxious than nervous for Friday's game

·      When it comes to installing the new offensive system, Kingsbury said it boils down to the players that you have.  Also the system that they installed when they got here is not far off from what was here so that helped with the learning curve.

·      Kingsbury said there are a lot of concerns going into the first game because you don't really know what you have until you get out there

·      The competition at the offensive line position is still on-going and Tony Morales hurt his shoulder and will be out this week

·      Kingsbury said the SMU defense is good at taking the ball away and not only that but taking it away and scoring off the turnover

·      Kingsbury said he is proud of how far Garrett Gilbert has come in his career and the situation was tough on him down in Austin. Kingsbury said Gilbert started to get hot at the end of last season and he expects him to have a good senior season

·      It will be a game-time decision on whether they go defense or offense first if they win the toss and also they are going to attack what the defense gives them and will run it or pass it on the first play. They will not change the game plan because of a freshman quarterback starting

·      When comparing what Tech and SMU do on offense, Kingsbury said one is known as an Air Raid offense and the other is known as the run and shoot. In the run and shoot the quarterback and receivers are on the same page at the same time and in the air raid more is put on the quarterback than the receivers.

·      With this being the first day of classes for the players, Kingsbury said they just need to go to class

·      Kingsbury said he thinks all the hype around him being the new head coach has worn off and now it's time to win games

·      Getting the national attention from playing on ESPN on Friday night is going to be good for the program and Kingsbury expects a good Tech contingent to show up in Dallas for the season opener.


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