Texas Tech defensive backs coach John Lovett wasted no time expressing what it is he believes the Red Raiders need on defense.
"We see a lot of three and four wide receiver sets," Lovett said, "play after play after play that you need guys that can have ability to stay close to receivers so you can get some rush on the quarterback.
Texas Tech got one surprise signee on Wednesday, picking up wide receiver Casey Gladney, who decommitted from Alabama and signed with the Red Raiders.
Gladney, from Columbia, S.C., is a three-star recruit per Rivals.com and is listed at 6-foot-1, 177 pounds.
Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown was excited about the signing.
Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown said inside receiver Bradley Marquez and mid-term signee SaDale Foster will play running back this spring.
Eric Stephens and DeAndre Washington are recovering from knee injuries, limiting Tech's depth at what was likely its deepest position in August.
"Kenny Wililams will be fresh," Brown said. "We’re going to play SaDale Foster, who was here at mid-year, play him at running back. We’ll also give Bradley Marquez some carries, and we've got Deandre and Eric, and we’re crossing our fingers and hoping they're ready to go in August."
New Texas Tech defensive backs coach John Lovett recruited Olaoluwa Falemi in the month since he arrived in Lubbock and scored a commitment from him Sunday. Falemi then signed his letter of intent to play for Tech on Wednesday.
Lovett spoke of Falemi with passion, saying the 5-foot-10, 170-pound defensive back will contribute during the 2012 season.
Falemi comes to Tech with two years of eligibility after transferring from Los Angeles Harbor College.
Once again, I'll step to the side and let Lovett tell you all about Tech's new defensive back.
ESPN's Mechelle Voepel put together this story about Texas coach Gail Goestenkors, Texas Tech coach Kristy Curry and Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson, all of whom have teams on the bubble this year.
Here's a snippet about Curry:
ESPN is counting down the top 40 female athletes of the last 40 years and ranked former Texas Tech star Sheryl Swoopes at No. 16.
The network is announcing one player every weekday and will announce No. 1 on June 22, one day before the 40th anniversary of Title IX.
Swoopes was preceded in the top 20 by Michelle Kwan, Lindsey Vonn, Lisa Fernandez and Ann Meyers Drysdale.
Former Texas Tech coach Marsha Sharp is quoted in the ESPN announcement.
Katie Hensle has helped numerous women’s basketball players with their recruitment as a high school and AAU coach.
Now she’ll take on the opposite task of recruiting players to Lubbock as Texas Tech’s new assistant coach.
Hensle will fill the position vacated by Brooke Stoehr, who left in April to become the co-head coach at Northwestern State.
Two Texas Tech football signees will enroll elsewhere after failing to qualify.
Ryan Flannigan, a linebacker from Sugar Land Marshall, will enroll at a junior college, a Tech spokesman said.
Casey Gladney, a wide receiver from Columbia, S.C., who was a known academic risk, will enroll at Hargrave Military Academy.
A&M Consolidated defensive tackle J.J. Lollar will not be enrolling until January because of an eye condition.
Lollar suffers from inflammation in his right eye and he said he has been completely blind in that eye for two weeks.
New Texas Tech women's basketball assistant coach Katie Hensle arrived in Lubbock on Saturday, and it won't be long before she's on the road recruiting.
Evaluation periods, which allow coaches to do off-campus recruiting, run from July 6-15 and July 22-31.
Here are some excerpts from her first meeting with the Lubbock media Tuesday:
Q: What are some of the challenges awaiting you in your first few months before the season begins?
J.J. Lollar had surgery on his right eye Thursday, and the defensive tackle signee said it was a success.
Lollar has been blind in his right eye due to inflammation and he will miss the 2012 football season as a result.
The A&M Consolidated product said his doctor was able to clean up the hardended blood in the lens of his eye and cauterize the bleeding vessels.
"He said I should have vision back within two weeks, hopefully," Lollar said. "And once I have vision back he wants me to wait two or three months before I start working out and then I'll be ready."