May 14, 2007

Key Red Raider: #25 L.A. Reed

A huge number of factors go into the success of any football team. In this series, we will be examining 25 of them. More specifically, we will be taking a reverse-order look at the 25 players who will be most crucial if the Texas Tech Red Raiders are to have a successful 2007 season, however that may be defined.

This is not, however, a list of the best players on the team. Rather, this series takes into consideration the importance of a given position on the team, depth issues, experience and inexperience, and the historic strengths and weaknesses of Mike Leach's program. The results, therefore, may surprise many readers, and will hopefully spur spirited discussion and debate.

25. L.A. REED: The Red Raiders will go only as far as the Air Raid passing attack takes them. It is Texas Tech's bread n' butter; it is the bundle of eggs in the Red Raider basket. And while many of the elements for another superb aerial game are in place, some of those crucial components come with question marks and concerns.

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