Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman will redshirt
Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman has been cleared to play after a shoulder injury suffered in mid-September – but Bowman has decided to redshirt.
Tech coach Matt Wells said Bowman and his family made the decision Sunday, in conjunction with the Red Raider staff.
“I certainly respect that,” Wells said Monday on the Big 12 teleconference. “That’s where we sit with Alan. Moving forward, he’ll be involved, he’ll be in the meetings, he’ll be at practice. We’ll see where it takes us as the season goes on.”
Bowman can play in one more game without losing a year of eligibility.
But Bowman’s replacement, Jett Duffey, has been playing better and better. In a 38-17 rout of West Virginia on Saturday, Duffey completed 24 of 34 passes for 354 yards. He has thrown for 10 touchdowns, with only two interceptions.
“He’s played well,” Wells said. “He’s been aggressive with the ball, yet stingy. That can be contradictory a little bit. He hasn’t put the ball in harm’s way. He’s playing with a lot of confidence right now. I’m proud of him.”