key west, fla. — There are palm trees in purgatory. He walks by them without paying much attention. Here, each is just another pixel on a postcard disguised as paradise. Mike Leach stops at a wooden shack for a Cuban coffee. “What was I talking about?” he asks.
I like to say that nothing in sports can shock me anymore. I thought I've seen it all.
I can't say that for a while. When I found out that Derrick Jasper was going to join Billy Gillispie as a graduate assistant at Texas Tech, I thought someone was pulling April Fools joke. No way!
No, that shouldn't read "Tubervillains," though perhaps it could if the Red Raider defense ends up being as tough and mean as some of the units Tommy Tuberville coached on another plains once upon a time. Tubervillian, as in the first major in-state recruit defensively to commit to Texas Tech under the new, less pirate-y head coach. Significantly less pirate-y is the staid-in-comparison Tuberville.
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Now that spring practice is over, it's time to pass out a few awards.
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Even with the loss of seventh round NFL Draft pick Baron Batch, the Red Raider football program has the potential to have a better backfield this upcoming season than in 2010 with the addition of three highly-regarded freshmen recruits.
Texas Tech lost a lot of fire power with the departure of senior wideouts Lyle Leong and Detron Lewis.
However, there are still quite a few weapons for the Red Raiders to use in the passing game.
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