By: Anonymous on January 1, 2008 - 1:18pm - Add new comment
With Anthony Hines (knee) being out, Jordy Rowland is in as an extra defensive back on Texas Tech's dime package. Rowland's a junior from Nazareth who came in as a walk-on four years ago. He's worked his way up and played mostly on special teams in the past.
By: Anonymous on January 1, 2008 - 1:07pm - Add new comment
Gator Bowl Association president Rick Catlett told me the other day that having the Florida Gators playing at the same time as the Texas Tech-Virginia game is a bad deal for the Gator Bowl. UF is just down the road in Orlando, playing Michigan and kicking off at the same time.
By: Anonymous on January 1, 2008 - 12:40pm - Add new comment
It's a beautiful day for football in Jacksonville. Sunny, clear and probably about 60 degrees. Actually, if I were a football player, it might feel a little hot.One thing to note today: There's actually some wind here in Jacksonville. After being calm all week, they're calling for 15-18 mph wind with gusts to 30. The flag's blowing a little bit as we speak. It's not a gale, and with Jacksonville Municipal Stadium being enclosed on the ends, I don't know that it will affect the game that much.
By: Anonymous on December 30, 2007 - 11:18pm - Add new comment
A-J entertainment editor William Kerns was on a teleconference recently for Denzel Washington, the two-time Academy Award-winning actor. Bill, when he identified himself on the call, didn't expect Washington to respond with something along the lines of: "Lubbock! Home of Texas Tech! I wanted to be a Red Raider!'' But he did.Washington, who grew up in New York playing for a team called the Red Raiders, settled for playing college basketball at Fordham when P.J. Carlesimo coached there.
By: Anonymous on December 30, 2007 - 11:14pm - Add new comment
It's been almost nothing but sunshine, calm and spring-training temperatures since Texas Tech arrived in Jacksonville on Wednesday. The conditions finally changed Sunday -- fog in the moring, and cloudy and overcast all afternoon. It showered a little bit, too. The temperature held, though. That's the good thing. The high today was 72 degrees, and it still feels fine.The latest National Weather Service forecast for game day calls for a high of 63 and sunshine, but breezy. Specifically, the NWS is calling for northwest winds from 15 to 18 mph but with gusts 38.
By: Anonymous on December 29, 2007 - 5:38pm - Add new comment
It's 78 degrees as I sit here in Jacksonville at 5:30 p.m. Lot of boats on the St. Johns River today.Texas Tech worked out for about an hour and 20 minutes this afternoon. The Red Raiders really haven't had a regular-season, two-hour type workout since they've been here, which is an indication that Mike Leach is comfortable with how prepared his team is -- and was before it got here.
By: Anonymous on December 19, 2007 - 4:51pm - Add new comment
Texas Tech had not announced anything as of 3:30 p.m. today, but late this afternoon or this evening, it's expected that they'll officially announce six signees. The delay is just getting the approval and go-ahead from Tech's compliance office on the paperwork.The players who signed with Tech today are Cisco JC DE McKinner Dixon, College of the Sequoias DE Brandon Sesay, Coffeyville CC CB Jarell Routt, Frenship QB Seth Doege, Frenship DE Ryan Haliburton and Oklahoma City Westmoore DL Joey Fowler.
By: Anonymous on December 15, 2007 - 12:01am - Add new comment
When we caught up with former Texas Tech coach Jerry Moore two years ago, we asked him the low point of his Tech career. If you didn't live through Moore's 16-37-2 tenure, you might think he'd debate several. But it didn't surprise me a bit when Moore immediately replied that the low point was the 1985 Tech-A&M game. Anyone who was there or listening on radio remembers vividly how the Raiders butchered the ending and lost 28-27. I was a first semester Tech student, watching from the east side as the ugly ending unfolded.Moore's perspective is linked below.
By: Anonymous on December 14, 2007 - 11:51pm - Add new comment
For a guy who thought at 46 that he might never get another head-coaching job, Jerry Moore has done pretty well for himself. Tonight his team at Appalachian State beat Delaware 49-21 to win the national championship in Division I-AA (sorry, I'm still protesting the politically correct FCS designation.).That makes Moore's program the first in Division I football to win three straight national championships. That's a long way from the five straight losing seasons that got him fired by Texas Tech.
By: Anonymous on November 26, 2007 - 12:20am - Add new comment
Now that Thanksgiving's behind us and jobs are opening left and right, it's time for that annual holiday game of "Name That School (That Mike Leach is Rumored Headed To).''So it's a good time to recap some of the reference material, specifically as it pertains to Leach's contract with Tech. Here's what he's due over the remainder of the deal signed in August 2006, in guaranteed income and other stuff.2007: $1.65 million2008: $1.75 million 2009: $1.85 million, plus a contract completion bonus of $800,000