Texas Tech football quarterback Behren Morton threw in practice on Wednesday for the first time in more than a month, coach Joey McGuire said, and will start the Red Raiders' Nov. 2 home game against TCU.
"If we played today, he would play," McGuire said. "He's back."
As an offense, the Frogs also totaled a season-low 300 yards on the night and converted just 2-of-13 third down plays.
Hoover met with the media this week to discuss the troubles on offense, what the offense can do to get better, what he can improve on as a quarterback and heading into the bye week.
On the offensive line, the Red Raiders have missed starting left guard Cole Spencer since a win over Baylor in Waco. McGuire had originally hoped that he would have a shorter injury timetable since he is in his final season of eligibility, but it is unlikely that he will return for the TCU matchup.
“He’s progressing, I don’t see him against TCU,” McGuire said. “I know he’s really frustrated.
I was always the kid leaning over the stands trying to catch the attention of college football players and get their autograph, or maybe even one of their gloves. Now, after every game, I always give away my gloves and sign things for kids. I know what it's like to be in their shoes. It means a lot knowing that there are people who look up to me and what I'm doing, because ever since I was a kid hoping for a player's glove, it's been my dream to play football at the Power Five level.
Today’s student-athlete can be considered an independent brand as well as a traditional team player.
Leaders in TCU’s department of athletics and the Neeley School of Business partnered to create programs that help student-athletes capitalize on the new economic opportunities.