No Graham Harrell. No Michael Crabtree. No problem? Or big problems for Texas Tech? Could the rift between Mike Leach and the Tech administration earlier this year be an omen of rough times ahead? In the second installment of the OB Big 12 Preview, we tell you why Tech will finish fifth in the Big...[details]
Darcel McBath, Texas Tech The Good: An aggressive, downhill type of safety who takes good angles in coverage and has the power to create collisions on contact. Is a strong tackler in all areas of the field and breaks down well in space. Reads and reacts quickly to plays and has a nose for the ball down the field. Has an impressive closing burst toward the ball with the physicality to work his way through receivers and break up plays. Possesses good hands in coverage. The Bad: Struggles when asked to transition out of his back-pedal and run down the field. Gets a bit high in and out of his breaks and lacks the ability to redirect in space. At times gets caught biting on play fakes.