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Tuberville: I tried to blow it up this summer

Tommy Tuberville doesn’t exactly think much the 21x27 feet video display screen in the South End Zone at Jones AT&T Stadium.

“I tried to blow it up this summer. I’m going to loosen some bolts on it,” joked Tuberville.

“No, we’ve got plans in the future. I don’t know how far down the road, but it’s more for the fans. It’s entertainment. We want to do something, but (the athletic department’s) got a lot of construction right now. A lot of money’s going out.”

Tubs has yet to decide on a starting quarterback. Taylor Potts and Steven Sheffield are battling for the position.

 “As I told them, just throwing a completion is not going to get them on the field. Running the offense and keeping control of the ball and moving it down the field is what makes plays.’’

“But it’s all those things in between the deep ball — getting the running game going, being the leader in the huddle, or the so-called huddle, on the sideline. All those things are going to make a difference.’’

Practices have been closed to the public in Lubbock. The Red Raiders host SMU in the season-opener on Sunday, September 5th.