By: Anonymous on November 5, 2007 - 4:37pm - Add new comment
The fact that Texas quarterback Colt McCoy ran for a career high 106 yards in Saturday's 38-35 win at Oklahoma State made that a conversation starter Monday at Mike Leach's weekly press conference -- and made for some amusing Leach moments.Asked about running QBs such as McCoy and Texas A&M's Stephen McGee, Leach had an awkward moment -- or maybe he just hadn't had his second cup of coffee for the day. Leach looked to his left and quietly asked Tech publicist Chris Cook, "Stephen McGee's who again?'' Told the answer, Leach said, "A&M. Yeah, yeah.''
By: Anonymous on November 5, 2007 - 4:26pm - Add new comment
Asked Monday whether anyone should expect to see Shannon Woods on the field the rest of the year, Tech coach Mike Leach said, "Certainly not this week.''No shocker there, especially after Woods' replacement scores four touchdowns. Leach named a former OU guy when asked who Aaron Crawford reminded him of."He
By: Anonymous on November 4, 2007 - 1:08am - Add new comment
OK, so whipping Baylor didn't really prove anything. After all, if there's one thing you can count on, it's that Tech always handles the Bears with no problem -- 12 years in a row now.But a win's a win and it beats the alternative. The important things to note today, in no particular order, are:1) The Raiders played a turnover-free game. They needed to get all those interceptions and dropped passes and protection breakdowns out of their system this week so they didn't have to hear about it next week going into the Texas game.
By: Anonymous on November 3, 2007 - 1:42pm - Add new comment
Alex Trlica's short field goal as time ran out in the first half gives Tech a 17-0 lead over Baylor. It also ties Trlica for the school record in career field goals -- 43, set initially by Blade Adams from 1977-79. But it's been a struggle to get there. Trlica missed a 32-yarder earlier today ... the fourth game in a row and sixth game out of seven that he's failed to convert a field goal try. He's made only six of his last 12.
By: Anonymous on November 3, 2007 - 1:37pm - Add new comment
Haven't seen Tech OT Jake Johnson today. I'm told that what he suffered in last week's game against Colorado was just a twisted knee, nothing serious, but obviously he wasn't ready to get back today.Consequently, Tech went with a rotation of Marlon Winn, Brandon Carter and Stephen Hamby on the right side of the line in the first half. Hamby gave Carter a breather at RG for at least one series and when Winn needed a rest, Carter moved out to RT with Hamby at RG.
By: Anonymous on November 3, 2007 - 12:32pm - Add new comment
A 37-yard touchdown pass from Graham Harrell to Eric Morris and a 3-yard touchdown run by Aaron Crawford have Tech in front 14-0 with 1:05 left in the first quarter.Play of the game so far on defense was a sack, caused fumble and fumble recovery by Tech DE Brandon Williams after Baylor had reached the Tech 12 on its first possession.That was the 32nd turnover of the season for Baylor, which leads the nation in giveaways.
By: Anonymous on November 3, 2007 - 11:44am - Add new comment
Tech is wearing the white-over-white uniform combination today.It'll be interesting to see how much difference it makes for Tech having L.A. Reed back today. Even though Ed Britton has taken advantage of the extra playing time, got to think that playing nearly every snap the last three weeks might have left Britton a little gassed at the end of games. Reed and him together, splitting snaps at split end, keep each other fresh. And it's no secret how much of a leader Reed is on special teams.
By: Anonymous on November 3, 2007 - 11:34am - Add new comment
When Texas Tech is favored, I can usually make a case for why a particular game should be close. Today Tech's favored by about three touchdowns, and I can't see how the Red Raiders don't win by at least that much.I guess Graham Harrell could throw four interceptions -- you've seen that game, right? -- but I'd expect something more like last year when he threw for 483 yards on Baylor and Tech won 55-21.
By: Anonymous on November 3, 2007 - 11:30am - Add new comment
Sure enough, Lyle Leong is suited up and taking part in pregame warmups today in Waco. Leong has a small cast on his injured right hand and thumb, but he's out there taking his turn in the rotation. So it's just like spring ball all over again, when he caught passes one-handed as well as some guys do with both.
By: Anonymous on November 1, 2007 - 5:38pm - Add new comment
Never mind that Tech wide receiver Lyle Leong had his right arm/hand in a sling and soft cast in the middle of the week. He's traveling to Waco this weekend and, though he's not expected to play, he's not expected to be out very long either.Remember that coaches were quite impressed in the spring when Leong suffered a broken hand the first week of practice and then not only kept working out, but caught nearly every ball thrown his way while wearing a cast on the injured hand.