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Ex-Mustang QB Mike Richardson says he’s leaving Texas Tech

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

MIKE RICHARDSON

MIKE RICHARDSON

LUBBOCK — Former Marble Falls High School quarterback Mike Richardson is transferring from Texas Tech University.

The 2013 graduate arrived at the Lubbock school during mid-term as a true freshman after spending the fall working out on his own.

“I just didn’t get as many reps (as a quarterback on the football team) as I would’ve liked,” he said.

Those snaps went to starter Davis Webb, who led the Red Raiders to victory in the 2013 Holiday Bowl, where he was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player. During the three spring scrimmages, Webb completed 70.4 percent of his passes for 959 yards, 13 touchdowns and no interceptions.

Meanwhile, Richardson said he has no regrets about his time in Lubbock. He said he learned plenty that will only help him.

“Yeah, definitely. I loved every minute of it,” he said. “It helped me get a feel for a bigger college and what it was like.”

Richard is still exploring his options on where he’ll go next, he said. According to reports, he’s looking for a school where he has a better chance of playing.

“I’m in the process of finding somewhere,” he said.

He is the fifth quarterback to leave Texas Tech since the Christmas holiday. The others are former Lake Travis quarterbacks Michael Brewer, now at Virginia Tech, Baker Mayfield, who is at Oklahoma, and mid-term walk-on Tanner Tausch, who is focusing on academics.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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