By: Anonymous on September 8, 2007 - 3:56pm - Add new comment
Let the RED Raiders fans start moaning. Tech's wearing black jerseys over white pants tonight. I will say this, though: Under Armour mixed some scarlet into the jerseys. There's a scarlet stripe across the top of the shoulder pads and a couple of scarlet stripes in front that are more or less vertical from the neck line down to the armpits.
By: Anonymous on September 8, 2007 - 4:25pm - Add new comment
The game's less than 10 minutes old, UTEP has had three possessions, and Tech already has used 21 players on defense.Ten backups have gotten in so far: Colby Whitlock, Brian Jones, Clint Stoffels, Daniel Howard, Sandy Riley, Blake Collier, Victor Hunter, Daniel Charbonnet, Anthony Hines and Marcus Bunton.So we're seeing what we saw last week, Tech doing a lot of rotation at defensive tackle and substitution packages at the other positions.Of course, it's 14-7 UTEP, so they haven't stopped the Miners from scoring.That's the point, right?
By: Anonymous on September 8, 2007 - 4:46pm - Add new comment
Well, I blew it on the 60-10 pick. The Tech offense has turned it over twice, the defense has missed a slew of tackles, and it's 21-7 UTEP at the end of the first quarter.It's either going to get really ugly or Tech fans will have a comeback to celebrate tonight.The stadium's full. They just need something to cheer about.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 11:27am - Add new comment
Just like last week, I'm having trouble conjuring up a scenario whereby Texas Tech's opponent makes a game of it. Rice's pass defense stinks so far, the Owls' offense has scored 14 and 17 points in their first two games, and all their kids still are adjusting to a new coach.And need we remind everyone that this team got beat by Nicholls State and routed by Baylor?So the call for today is Tech 52, Rice 14. I know; I should know better after last week's 60-10 prediction blew up in my face.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 11:34am - Add new comment
When Tech hired offensive line coach Matt Moore away from Troy University in the spring, I picked up the phone and dialed Troy head coach Larry Blakeney. Made the mistake, during the course of the interview, of casually asking Blakeney if he thought Moore was "ready for major-college coaching.'"What? We're not major college?,'' Blakeney said.Oops. Should have rephrased that.Troy, as if anyone still doubted it, is plenty major college after the Trojans beat Oklahoma State 41-23 Friday night. "Beat'' is a tame description. It was 41-10 at one time.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 12:06pm - Add new comment
I think it's safe to say that there are more scarlet-shirted Texas Tech fans in Rice Stadium today than there are people rooting for the home team.Tech fans across the way from me are filling up most of five lower-level stadium sections, and there are pockets of Tech fans in another 10 to 12 sections on the east side.There's quite a few Tech fans on the west side, too.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 12:15pm - Add new comment
Talk about clinching a pretty solid individual day on the first series. Mike Crabtree already has caught passes for 41, 32 and 14 yards on the Red Raiders' first five plays. That's three for 87 total.And now Shannon Woods catches a pass on the right side for 11 yards and a touchdown.Off to a good start at 7-0 less than three minutes in.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 12:19pm - Add new comment
Failed to mention that on that first series Shawn Byrnes was back in the starting lineup at center. He missed last week's game with an apparent ankle injury, but has practiced all this week.Also, cornerback Jamar Wall, who struggled in the first half against UTEP, is in the starting lineup for the third game in a row. After his rocky start last week, Wall was benched in favor of Marcus Bunton for the second half.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 12:27pm - Add new comment
We reported earlier this week that Mike Leach was invited to throw out the first pitch for the Houston Astros-Pittsburgh Pirates game Friday night at Minute Maid Park.Leach boasted that he was 2-for-2 in throwing strikes on ceremonial first pitches -- one at a Tech baseball game, one at a Midland RockHounds game.Make that 3-for-3. Leach threw another strike in the judgment of Tech publicist Chris Cook, who escorted Leach to the Juice Box. Leach was throwing to former Tech player-turned-Astro Chris Sampson.