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Red Raider Football Notebook: Moore limited in practice

Moore limited in practice

Posted: October 5, 2011 - 10:57pm  |  Updated: October 6, 2011 - 12:15am
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Moore limited in practice

Texas Tech’s leading receiver, flanker Darrin Moore, might have some availability Saturday against No. 24 Texas A&M, Red Raiders coach Tommy Tuberville said Wednesday.

“I think we might have a chance to get something out of him Saturday,” Tuberville said. “He ran some yesterday. He ran a few routes yesterday. He’s getting a lot better every day. Both knees are better. It’s just the ankle’s a little bit sore.”

Moore had 21 receptions for 339 yards and four touchdowns in the first two games. He got hurt in the Sept. 24 game against Nevada when he landed with a Wolf Pack defender on his back, twisting his left ankle and right knee.

“He’s just got to play through it,” Tuberville said, “and it’s probably going to be sore all year long.”

Linebacker look

True freshmen Blake Dees and Sam Eguavoen took most of the snaps as the first-team linebackers in Wednesday’s workout, Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said. The two were lifted in the first quarter of last week’s 45-34 Tech victory at Kansas with their replacements, sophomores Daniel Cobb and Cqulin Hubert, making 11 and nine tackles, respectively. Tech trailed 20-0 when coaches made the change.

Tuberville indicated that the team needs to play all four.

“That’s one of those situations we’re going to start rolling guys and get them in the game,” Tuberville said. “You don’t get any better standing over there watching. Last week was a situation where we got off to a slow start and Blake was a little bit hurt, couldn’t play full speed. He’s ready to go now, so there’ll be a rotation there.”

Dees has started all four games this season, and Eguavoen the last three.

Close to perfect

Seth Doege’s first month as a full-time starting quarterback couldn’t have gone much more smoothly. Through four games, he has one interception in 161 attempts and a 73-percent completion rate.

“He’s made good decisions,” Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said. “The thing about Seth is he’ll go through his progression. He’s going to do what the offense will give him.”

The junior from Frenship has thrown for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns.

“He’s gotten off to a good start by doing the little things right,” Tuberville said. “That’s not going to be the only interception he throws all year. You’ve got to play aggressive, too. Sometimes you want a quarterback to think, ‘Hey, I can throw it in there, and he’s going to catch it.’ You just don’t want to do it that often. Take what they give you.”

Ticket talk

A little fewer than 3,000 tickets remain for Texas Tech’s home game Saturday against No. 24 Texas A&M, a Tech spokesman said Wednesday.

Compiled by Don Williams

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