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In this day and age most head coaches don’t seem to dole out too many details about their injured players. Keeping opposing teams guessing is the strategy of choice, and Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury is no exception.

In the second series of Tech’s heartbreaking loss to TCU on Saturday, QB Patrick Mahomes suffered a leg injury while stretching the ball out for the pylon. Mahomes would be called down at the one yard-line and DeAndre Washington would score on the next play but it turned out Mahomes’ reach came with a high price. The moment Mahomes got up from his near TD he had an obvious limp which would hinder him for the rest of the game.

Mahomes’ determination would end up nearly knocking off the number three-ranked Horned Frogs but Tech would come up short. However, throughout the game many of his throws were uncharacteristically off target and he didn’t seem to have access to his greatest weapon which is his ability to flee outside of the pocket where he does most of his damage to opposing defenses. He basically remained flat-footed and between the tackles relying on his offensive line to give him extra protection which they admirably did.

This week Red Raider Nation is wondering one thing and that’s, who will they see at quarterback against Baylor? Given Kingsbury’s tight-lipped nature my guess is Tech fans won’t know the answer to that until one of the two QB’s trots out onto the field on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

As of now Mahomes is listed as “Day-to-Day” which could mean anything. However Kingsbury did make some comments this afternoon that I found interesting and even inconsistent with his decision-making against TCU.

For what it’s worth, I predict a banged-up Mahomes getting the start this weekend. Not only that, but you’ll also see a lot of both running backs DeAndre Washington and Justin Stockton.

Also, for those of you who were wondering if IR Ian Sadler will be making his way back into the lineup this weekend, Kingsbury doesn’t offer much more detail than he did with Mahomes.

“Yeah, I mentioned it earlier, just day to day. Just day to day. I’m not sure if he’ll be able to go or not. But we’re going to try to get him moving today and see how he feels.”

There are two certainties here; first, Tech will be playing back-to-back top five-ranked teams for the first time in school history on Saturday. Second, Kingsbury will be divulging very little detail about his personnel between now and then.


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