Texas Tech is a “rebuild” under new head coach Joey McGuire, but it doesn’t really feel like a rebuild. The emergence of the NCAA Transfer Portal has made it possible for teams, like Texas Tech, to compete right away.
McGuire has certainly done a good job in bringing in the right talent for next year’s class, but he isn’t slacking in the portal either.
In fact, one area of focus for McGuire, the offensive line, has been significantly impacted by the transfer portal since his arrival. Out of nine transfers in the 2022 class, four of them are offensive linemen.
McGuire is excited about the additions and talked a little bit about where he sees some of his new road graters playing next season.
Cade Briggs, a transfer from New Mexico, stands at 6-4, 287-pounds and will work at center for the Red Raiders. The newest addition to the roster, Western Kentucky transfer Cole Spencer, will be a guard next season and is listed at 6-4, 285 pounds. Michael Shanahan, who comes in from UT-Martin at 6-5, 310-pounds, will remain at tackle for TTU and should be a good one at that. Another name to keep an eye on is Oklahoma State transfer Monroe Mills. Mills is a towering specimen at 6-7, 291-pounds. He will need to add some weight to his frame to be an elite lineman, but not everyone has that kind of frame to build on.
All of these guys are looking to make an impact right away and it sounds like McGuire is excited about what he’s seeing from the new guys.