When it comes to the position of quarterback, the Texas Tech Red Raiders have been extremely lucky. Like a couple of the other Big 12 teams, it’s a position they haven’t had to worry about when it comes to talent.
With one of the college football’s most talented offensive-minded coaches taking over the team in Kliff Kingsbury, the 2013 Red Raiders quarterback will be no exception. Insert Michael Brewer, who was Seth Doege‘s backup in 2012.
Brewer, a sophomore, threw for 375 yards and had four touchdowns in 2012. He is no stranger to the spread offense which Tech and the Big 12 are known for running. While playing high school ball at Lake Travis High School, his head coach was the Clemson Tigers‘ offensive coordinator, Chad Morris.
Many Tech fans can attest to Kingsbury’s ability when it comes to being on the field and in a game. His track record of coaching quarterbacks like Houston‘s Case Keenum and of course, Heisman Trophy-winner Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M is even more impressive than his playing career was.
Transitioning from a coordinator to a head coach isn’t an easy thing, but the ability to shape Brewer into one of the conference’s best is easily doable for Kingsbury.
Brewer will have plenty of weapons to utilize all over the field. Tech’s leading receiver Eric Ward is returning, as well as tight end Jace Amaro and receiver Jakeem Grant. They will also have their leading rusher, Kenny Williams, returning.
Counting Tech out because they have a new coach and a new quarterback at the helm is a mistake. That is exactly what they want you to do. Teams counting them out will get surprised by that offense. Once they get into rhythm, they could be a force in the Big 12.