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Texas Tech LB Terrance Bullitt Lost for Year

Rob Brennan,

Texas Tech starting outside linebacker Terrance Bullitt’s chronic shoulder problem has put him on the shelf for good as the junior will undergo season-ending surgery some-time later this week.

It will be Bullitt’s second procedure in less than a year on his left shoulder, after undergoing off-season surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Bullitt’s season ends with 19 tackles, a sack, three quarterback pressures and two pass breakups.

He was one of the defense’s most productive players last season recording 56 tackles and a team-high 9 1/2 tackles for loss.

Bullitt sat out Tech’s 41-34 overtime win over Kansas after suffering the injury to his shoulder in the Red Raiders home loss to Texas.

Head coach Tommy Tuberville said sophomores Sam Eguavoen and Zach Winbush would get more action in Bullitt’s absence.

“Winbush is going to play more,” Tuberville said. “He didn’t play bad last week. He played 15, 17 snaps. I think that’s the most he’s ever played. He just needs some reps, another spring practice as Awe does. Awe’s going to be a heck of a player. The problem is you put (Awe) out there and he’s going to play a hundred miles an hour, he might not be the right place. He might take the right gap, but he loves to play. Probably should have played him a little bit more earlier in the year, when we still had depth there. Now that we don’t have the depth and some guys are getting beat up, he’s going to have to play some.”

23rd ranked Texas Tech travels to Stillwater Saturday to square off with Oklahoma State. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 and will be televised on FSN.

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