Report: Mike Mitchell Attended Texas Tech's Spring Game

By DJ Byrnes on April 14, 2014 at 11:36a

Back in February, Eleven Warriors was the first to tell you about Mike Mitchell leaving Ohio State. The talented Texan wanted to be closer to his ailing father, and as they say: Family first.

It was speculated Mitchell could take the next year off from football entirely, but that may not be the case.

According to, Mike Mitchell was in attendance for Texas Tech's spring game on Saturday.

And here, via Doug Lesmeries, is how the San Antonio Express-News sees Mitchell fitting in the the Raiders:

Mitchell is exactly the kind of playmaking linebacker that Matt Wallerstedt’s defense desperately needs. The Red Raiders have developed their national cache with Kingsbury and his offense. But if the Red Raiders are going to make the next step and jump into contention in the Big 12 like Baylor, they’ve got to get better on defense. Mitchell would be the kind of player to enable them to think about making that kind of step.

Best of luck to Mike Mitchell in his search for a program closer to his ailing father. 

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