Texas Tech Adds Power 5 Grad Transfer RB to Mix
The Red Raiders and Coach Matt Wells have obviously assessed the needs they have left on their roster with Spring Football wrapping up last weekend. They have signed a couple defensive backs and now add a grad transfer running back from a Power 5 school to help supplement the ground attack in 2019.
The former Utah Ute Armand Shyne, great name by the way, joins Texas Tech as a Senior with one season of Eligibility left. His 6 foot 200 pound frame should offer durability at the position.
In his time at Utah Shyne amassed 885 yards on 198 carries for a 4.5 yard per carry average. He was not a factor in the passing game, but he did score 9 times in his two seasons of action. His paltry receiving numbers are a result of the system at Utah, more than his ability.
In both of Shyne's seasons at Utah he was a piece of the puzzle and not the feature back. I would assume that would be the case moving forward as well at Texas Tech with Shyne fitting into a group with Ta'Zhawn Henry and SaRodorick Thompson. The mystery here is the availability of Da'Leon Ward who was dismissed indefinitely from Spring Football for unspecified reasons.