For Texas Tech football team, two offensive line spots generate fierce competition


The makeup of the Texas Tech football offensive line in 2024 has been a source of intrigue ever since Tech coach Joey McGuire said in December that Caleb Rogers, a 42-game starter at tackle, would move inside.

Tech coaches will spend the spring deciding whether inside means to center, which Rogers viewed as most likely, or to guard. Vinny Sciury, a 33-game starter the past three seasons at Toledo, is projected to play left guard. Rogers, sophomore Sheridan Wilson and Memphis transfer Davion Carter are leaders in competition for the other two inside positions.

“The three guys we’re really trying to figure out,” Tech coach Joey McGuire said Friday, “are who’s going to be our center? Sheri (Wilson), Caleb and Davion. And then who’s going to be the (right) guard between Caleb and Davion.”

Carter (6-foot, 295 pounds) started 23 games the past two years at Memphis and received some of the highest grades for an FBS offensive guard last season by Pro Football Focus. The Red Raiders added him and Sciury in December via the NCAA transfer portal.

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Only 15 months ago then-Tech offensive line coach Stephen Hamby said Wilson had surprised him “more than anybody in a freshman class in a long time.” Wilson, then 6-5 and 285 pounds, was perhaps a little light, but serious, a quick study and already second on the depth chart.

Now he’s listed at 305 pounds, maintaining the weight and becoming more of a factor. The Argyle graduate has the bloodlines, his brother Preston Wilson being a 34-game offensive line starter at Oklahoma State.

“He’s really having a great spring,” McGuire said. “I wouldn’t say he’s a surprise, because he had such a great off-season. He’s got a lot…

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