Here's a quick look at Day Five of Texas Tech football camp ...
* There's not too much to report after Friday's workout, as there was no post-practice media availability with media day looming Saturday afternoon.
Tech was in full pads for the first time, but there was less contact than there had been the previous two days. That was by design, Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said Thursday, because it's his philosophy not to go heavy on contact three straight practices, especially with a scrimmage on deck. (The scrimmage is closed to the public, but we'll have a breakdown and analysis in the blog.)
* Tech worked on what looked like an overtime scenario Friday, with the offense lining up at the opposing 25-yard line. It took the first team just three plays to score. On the second play, Seth Doege hit Eric Ward on a deep fade route, then he tossed a touchdown pass to a high-leaping Darrin Moore in the back of the end zone.
The second-team's turn was highlighted by a big run from DeAndre Washington, who made a sharp cut up the middle on his surgically repaired right knee. It ended with a leaping grab from Derreck Edwards in the back of the end zone, almost a mirror image of Moore's catch.
* Here is something I meant to post from Thursday's practice, and it can be put away in the "You Won't See That Too Often" file.
During a special-teams portion of practice, Ryan Bustin lined up a short-range field goal and booted it over the net that typically catches the kicks. The one that got away struck the top of a passing minivan on the street outside of the practice facility.
Here's guessing Bustin couldn't do that again if he tried.
* Seth Doege has had a strong first week, which isn't much of a surprise. The senior has showed up on about every watch list for quarteracks for a reason.
What has stuck out though is how relaxed Doege has appeared. When he met with the media earlier this summer, he said a major focus for him heading into the season was putting bad plays behind him quicker. Doege said he got down on himself too often during games last year after miscues, which could affect him as the games progressed.
On the rare occassions when Doege has been off target or missed an opportunity for a big play, there hasn't been any head hanging by the second-year starter. Fall camp and Big 12 games are, obviously, far different monsters, but Doege does appear to be enjoying his role.
Jogging between drills during practice Thursday he told me: "I'm just glad we're getting to do the fun stuff now."
* For updates from media day and the scrimmage tomorrow you can follow Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) and myself (@AJ_NickKosmider) on Twitter.