According to Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Keke Coutee hasn’t been ruled out for Saturday’s Texas Tech-Kansas matchup, but Kliff Kingsbury hasn’t said that he’ll play either. His status is up in the air, but due to the history of Kliff Kingsbury’s comments, it’s likely that he won’t play.
Kingsbury is notoriously tight-lipped, especially about player injuries, which gives off the vibe that Coutee won’t play against Kansas.
There’s no reason for him to. There isn’t a wide receiver in the world that’s worth 14-21 points, and Texas Tech can likely beat Kansas without him.
Texas Tech needs to use this week as a de facto bye week and get their big names healthy for the long stretch to come. Keke Coutee is not necessary to beat the Kansas Jayhawks. That isn’t an insult to Kansas, just an observation on how far Texas Tech has come. If Coutee isn’t full speed, there’s no reason to play him and risk further injury. Save your big guns for the rest of the season, a win is a win.
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