Texas Tech updates depth chart in advance of preseason camp
Texas Tech included an updated version of its depth chart in its 2016 media guide distributed Monday at Big 12 Media Days. The Red Raiders' opener against Stephen F. Austin is still 47 days away, so things can and will change, but the team's latest depth chart offered an interesting look at how things stand entering preseason camp.
- I don't think many fans would be surprised that two newcomers are listed as starters. What probably will surprise is the fact that those two newcomers are late 2016 addition Jack Reichel and Houston transfer Luke Stice.
Reichel transferred to Texas Tech this summer after spending his freshman year at American River C.C. in Sacramento, Calif. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder is listed as the Red Raiders' starting left guard ahead of walk-on Cole Collier.
Stice, who played under defensive coordinator David Gibbs at Houston, is listed as the team's starting weakside linebacker ahead of true freshman Jordyn Brooks. Stice had been behind D'Vonta Hinton at the conclusion of spring practice, but...
- Hinton has apparently been moved to middle linebacker, filling the void left by the dismissal of returning starter Dakota Allen.
- Beyond Reichel, the only other change up front for the Red Raider offense was Madison Akamnonu's move to back-up at left tackle. Akamnonu was listed as the team's starting left guard in the depth chart released after spring practice.
- Indeed, Texas Tech's depth chart lists co-starters at all four of its receiver positions. Cameron Batson and Keke Coutee at H, Ian Sadler and Jonathan Giles at Y and Reginald Davis and Dylan Cantrell at Z.
- Michigan transfer Ondre Pipkins has apparently had an impressive summer, as he has jumped Broderick Washington for the top spot at defensive tackle. Washington was listed as the starter following spring practice.