Kliff Kingsbury, Red Raiders have time to make another QB call

For once, Texas Tech could benefit from the timing of its bye week.

Texas Tech has Saturday off before traveling to Fort Worth to play TCU on Thursday, October 11. That means Red Raider fans will have to do without watching their team for the next two Saturday’s.

But it’s a small price to pay for a better logistical setup than Texas Tech has had in recent seasons.

A year ago, the Red Raiders’s bye week fell on September 9th and then they played 11 straight weeks.

Texas Tech has played at least 9 straight weeks in each of the last three seasons. So having an early-October off day could help the Red Raiders prepare for the second half of the season.

In the meantime, Texas Tech needs it to figure out its game plan at quarterback. Freshman Alan Bowman was released from the hospital on Wednesday evening after several days of evaluation for a partially collapsed lung.

Bowman was fantastic in wins over Houston and Oklahoma State. But when he was injured against West Virginia, it opened the door for Jett Duffey show off his unique skills in a big-game situation for the first time.

Assuming McLane Carter, who was the starting QB in Texas Tech’s season opener, can return from a high-ankle sprain sometime soon, the Red Raiders are back to figuring out which of the three quarterbacks gives them the best chance to win.

But don’t expect Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury to name a starter prior to the game. Texas Tech fans and the TCU folks will likely all find out who Texas Tech’s QB is when he runs out on the field next Thursday.