ESPN Big 12 blog: Mailbag offerings on Tech's woes, best fans, Air Force?

Thanks for all the emails this week. Here's where you can reach me if you've got more to say. 

Robert Powell in El Paso, Texas writes: David, Good article on Tech. Other than 'coaching cliche's', how can Leach's players not be near good enough for Tuberville's teams? Leach always had good/decent depth and playmakers. Now none of them can play (2011 season)? I know the defensive systems are different, but players play, no matter the system. Also, injuries happen, but Tech's apocalyptic injuries had to be among the most in all of CFB. How do Tech's number of injuries compare with other teams from '11 and in previous years? Keep up the great work! 

David Ubben: Players play, yes, and the talent's been there on offense. Defensively, though? No way. Tuberville is right on. The Red Raiders' linebackers have been really underwhelming under Tuberville, because the upperclassmen haven't had the kind of talent you need to field a good defense in this league. 

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Memo To David Ubben

I don't know where you are, but I urge you to return to the planet Earth. "Defensively, no way?" While you've been gone, Mike Leach's last two teams went 20-6 and 12-4 in the league. They weren't 6th from the bottom NATIONALLY as is your "Right On" Tuberville.

Historical revision is always the last gasp for losers. Like you.

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