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Double-T Nation 14 hours ago

How Texas Tech’s Offense Will Help the Defense

Texas Tech was really good on offense last year, but we think about how an even more efficient offense could help the Texas Tech defense. One of the thoughts that occurred to me during this offseason was how the more up-tempo offense that TCU is going to run will have a similar impact to that of Texas Tech, in that defenses with teams that like to go full-speed end up having to defend a lot more plays and those offenses are more prone to three-and-out scenarios.  The result is generally a defense that struggles a bit more and, looking at the statistics, a more porous defense.  This isn't...
Double-T Nation 17 hours ago

Viva The Matadors: Facebook T-Shirt Giveaway - Day 2

Day 2 of Viva The Matadors t-shirt giveaway. Hey everyone! In an effort to better promote Viva The Matadors' Facebook page, we've decided to give away a Viva The Matadors for just clicking on a few links. All you have to do to be a winner is go to our Facebook page (and we won't hate you if you decide to like it while you're there), find out what the Texas Tech football trivia question is sometime between the hours of 2 and 6 PM CST, then come back here and answer it in the comments below in this post during that window. It would be great if you used the "spoiler" function so you...
Double-T Nation 19 hours ago

Broken yellow lines

"Those memories, this place. They will stay with me forever." Inside Uwe's office were two vintage motorcycles, a big screen TV and a black leather couch. It was the summer of 2011 and after months of prodding he'd finally agreed to meet. I was new at the bank and had taken over his accounts so I wanted to meet him in person. Dressed in a white linen shirt and faded jeans he laughed at me from the door as I approached, sweating profusely through my suit and tie. Ever the gentlemen, Uwe invited me in, offered me a bottle of water and instructed me to sit. I thanked him and asked for a...
Double-T Nation Aug 20, 2014
Red Raider Gridiron: Northwestern RB Venric Mark Considering Texas Tech; Defensive Line Preview

Red Raider Gridiron: Northwestern RB Venric Mark Considering Texas Tech; Defensive Line Preview

Former Northwestern running back Venric Mark is considering walking-on at Texas Tech. A look at Dominique Robertson, Mike Mitchell and Zach Austin. John Scott, Jr. previews the defensive line. Mark Thinking About Texas Tech. Northwestern RB Venric Mark is considering transferring to Texas Tech and some other FCS schools, but Texas Tech has apparently told Mark that there aren't any scholarships available and he would have to walk-on.  The article linked says that Mark intends on walking-on, which is pretty amazing.  Mark's mother lives in Lubbock, which is why there is a connection...
Double-T Nation Aug 19, 2014

Viva The Matadors: Facebook T-Shirt Giveaway - Day 1

The title says it all! Answer some trivia and win a t-shirt! Hey everyone! In an effort to better promote Viva The Matadors' Facebook page, we've decided to give away a Viva The Matadors for just clicking on a few links. All you have to do to be a winner is go to our Facebook page (and we won't hate you if you decide to like it while you're there), find out what the Texas Tech football trivia question is sometime between the hours of 2 and 6 PM CST, then come back here and answer it in the comments below in this post during that window. It would be great if you used the "spoiler"...
Double-T Nation Aug 19, 2014

Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 8/19/2014

Recruits names Tech near the top of their list, a basketball recruit reschedules his visit, 5-star has a new favorite and good news regarding two commits. Plus a look at LB BJ Ojo and SG Chad Lott Hello VTM. There is not going to be a lot of info this week due to the fact there isn't a lot of info and it was move-in weekend for me. Also, I'm running out of players for the 2015 class in both football and basketball. I started out recruiting 3 players per post early on in the year, and now I'm running out of player I can review. Here is the list of the players I have recruiting thus far: ...
Double-T Nation Aug 19, 2014
Red Raider Gridiron: Practice #16 Links, Quotes and Recap

Red Raider Gridiron: Practice #16 Links, Quotes and Recap

Kliff Kingsbury and Matt Wallerstedt spoke about Saturday's scrimmage, plus a ton of quotes, links and video from yesterday's news with Texas Tech. Practice #16. Here is your video and non-transcript of head coach Kliff Kingsbury and defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt on the scrimmage from Saturday: Kliff Kingsbury: Better than the first one. Improvement on both sides of the ball. I thought we were clenaer. More plays, faster tempos. We're not in game shape, but we'll get there. [How was it between the offense and defense?] Back and forth, I thougth both sides rose up and both sides...
Double-T Nation Aug 17, 2014
Recruiting on the South Plains: 2014 C Isaiah Manderson Player Profile

Recruiting on the South Plains: 2014 C Isaiah Manderson Player Profile

Texas Tech receives a late commitment from their 2014 recruiting class, center Isaiah Manderson, who just so happens to be the highest rated player of the 2014 class. Both literally and figuratively, this is a huge commitment for Texas Tech as part of the 2014 recruiting class.  Texas Tech was replacing a ton of talent and bodies in the front court from last year, Dejan Kravic, Jaye Crockett, Jordan Tolbert and Kader Tapsoba.  They are all gone and they were a huge part of Texas Tech's success last year.  Add to those players being gone, Aaron Ross, who injured his knee and will be out...
Double-T Nation Aug 17, 2014

Red Raider Gridiron: Updates on Batson, Sadler & Mitcham; Nelson Chose Between Harvard and Texas Tech

Updates on three inside receivers, Cameron Batson, Ian Sadler and Brent Mitcham. Justis Nelson choose between Harvard and Texas Tech, plus the top eight plays from 2013. It's going to be a quiet day today, at least in comparison to yesterday where I was struggling to get out the content after an eventful Friday night. Kingsbury is BAE. Yesterday morning, it hit me like a ton of bricks that there "needed" to be a "Kingsbury is BAE" t-shirt and I was the guy to do it.  And if you are worried that you don't know what BAE means, you're not alone. It is a fairly recent internet phenomenon,...
Double-T Nation Aug 16, 2014
Red Raider Gridiron: Special Teams Preview; Rowe Talks to Team About Social Media

Red Raider Gridiron: Special Teams Preview; Rowe Talks to Team About Social Media

A look at the special teams, plus ESPN's Holly Rowe talks to the team about their social media presence. An Arkansas fan breaks up with Kliff Kingsbury and Kingsbury has the best response. Sorry for missing so much last night.  I was away from the computer last night with family.  We'll eventually get caught up, but what a day. Isaiah Manderson commits to Tubby Smith and Texas Tech, Breiden Fehoko signs his financial aid agreement and Kliff Kingsbury accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Special Teams Preview. I really believe that Darrin Chiaverini is going to make a huge impact with...
Double-T Nation Aug 16, 2014
Breiden Fehoko Signs Financial Aid Agreement with Texas Tech

Breiden Fehoko Signs Financial Aid Agreement with Texas Tech

The two top players from the 2015 class have now signed financial aid agreements with Texas Tech as Breiden Fehoko signed last night and Jarrett Stidham signed his financial aid agreement with Texas Tech on Thursday. Just one day after 2015 Texas Tech commit, QB Jarrett Stidham, signs his financial aid agreement, fellow 2015 commit Breiden Fehoko has made it official and signed his financial aid agreement with Texas Tech. Defensive Lineman @Bfehoko1 has signed a financial aid agreement & will enroll in the spring. He's a Red Raider! #WreckEm — Blayne Beal (@BlayneBeal) August 16,...
Double-T Nation Aug 16, 2014

Kingbury Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This is just so much fun.
Double-T Nation Aug 15, 2014
Quick Reaction: Texas Tech reels in 3-star C Isaiah Manderson

Quick Reaction: Texas Tech reels in 3-star C Isaiah Manderson

You thought the 2014 recruiting class was over didn't you? Not so fast. Texas Tech grabbed former Oregon State signee Manderson today to help bring depth and talent in the 5 spot. Texas Tech got what they needed on Friday, and that was another big man. Isaiah Manderson, an 88 rated C from the 2014 class, committed to the Red Raiders just a while ago. Texas Tech lost two big men to graduation, and another transferred out (along with Ross being out til Big XII play).  Isaiah Manderson's commitment should give the Red Raiders a quality back-up at center and future star for the Red and Black....
Double-T Nation Aug 15, 2014
The Summer Preview: Iowa State Cyclones

The Summer Preview: Iowa State Cyclones

We're nearing the end of our summer preview series and the 11th game of the year is the Iowa State Cyclones. Quick Hits: Opponent: @ Iowa State CyclonesLast Year's Record: 3-9, 2-7Coach: Paul RhoadsGame 11: November 22nd Five Things: Must Reads The Early Edition: The Iowa State Cyclones DoubleTFaithful Must Reads The Early Edition: The Iowa State Cyclones 1. Not Gonna Do It. Normally, I spend my summer preview gushing about Paul Rhoads and that I believe that he's a good guy and a good coach. He is still all of those things, but I'm going to stick to the football...
Double-T Nation Aug 15, 2014

Red Raider Gridiron: Pressure on Webb; Scott, Jr. Talks Defensive Line

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury is going to put more pressure on Davis Webb. John Scott, Jr. talks about improvement on the defensive line. A look at Tony Morales, Jalen Barnes and Josh Keys. Pressure on Webb. Per the LAJ, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that they are going to be putting a lot more pressure on QB Davis Webb to have better plays: "I think we're going to put a lot more on him to get us into better plays than we did last year," Kingsbury said. "(When) you've got two true freshmen, you want to try and call the perfect play for them and then let them operate in it. "I feel like...
Double-T Nation Aug 14, 2014
Jarrett Stidham Signs Financial Aid Agreement with Texas Tech

Jarrett Stidham Signs Financial Aid Agreement with Texas Tech

Stephenville's Jarrett Stidham signed his financial aid agreement with Texas Tech. Stephenville quarterback Jarrett Stidham signed his financial aid agreement with Texas Tech: .@Jarrett_Stidham has signed a financial aid agreement with Texas Tech & plans to enroll in the Spring. He's A Red Raider. — Blayne Beal (@BlayneBeal) August 14, 2014 Couldn't be more excited to coach @Jarrett_Stidham !! Straight up baller and an even better leader and person! #BuildingAMonster— Eric Morris (@TTUCoachMorris) August 14, 2014 What this means is that Texas Tech and the coaches can talk about...
Double-T Nation Aug 14, 2014
Texas Tech Hoops | Big 12 Schedule Announced

Texas Tech Hoops | Big 12 Schedule Announced

With only about 50 days until the college basketball season official begins the Big 12 has released the Red Raiders conference schedule. Let’s take a look at it and have some initial reactions. Schedule After great anticipation from all us hoops fans, the Big 12 released the conference schedule for the 2014-15 Texas Tech season. Take a gander... Saturday, January 3 - Texas at Texas Tech (ESPNU) 1:00/3:00 p.m. Monday, January 5 - West Virginia at Texas Tech (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10 - Texas Tech at Kansas (ESPNU) 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 14 - Texas Tech at K-State...
Double-T Nation Aug 14, 2014

VTM Roundtable: Biggest Takeaways From Fall Camp; Position Changes & Best Defensive Player

This week's Viva The Matadors roundtable talks about the biggest takeaway from the first few weeks of camp, the position changes of the players and the best defensive player. 1. What is your biggest takeaway from the first two weeks of fall camp? DoubleTFaithful: My biggest takeaway is that there is a lot of excitement and expectations within the players for this season, on both sides of the ball. Davis Webb is talking about his goals to be the best there ever was at Texas Tech. Marquez is talking about being a faster version of Amaro. The defense is talking about how comfortable they are...
Double-T Nation Aug 14, 2014

Red Raider Gridiron: Offensive Line Preview; Levi, Smith & Richards Updates

The official site with a video preview of the offensive line. Updates on Rika Levi, Marcus Smith and Jackson Richards. Taylor Symantek has taken hold of the punting job and Davis Webb is one of a few nationally underrated quarterbacks. Position Preview: The Offensive Line. Roster Analysis. From the LAJ, a short blurb about each player and a quote from a coach.  I just summarize and you click on the link to read it: Must Reads What's Your Major? Seth C Practice #9 Recap, Links, Quotes and Video Seth C Must Reads What's Your Major? Practice #9 Recap, Links,...
Double-T Nation Aug 13, 2014
What's Your Major? The Majors of Texas Tech's Football Team

What's Your Major? The Majors of Texas Tech's Football Team

Curious as to what the majors are for the Texas Tech football team? Well, we've got the answers here. We had a discussion a while back about the majors of college athletes and it sparked some curiosity as to what the majors were for the football team.  So, I've listed all of the ones that I could find.  This actually took a bit of time because I had to click on a player, look at the major, then write it down, and then go to the next one.  There is a good chance that I may have missed a player, just from all of the clicking back and forth.  Generally speaking, this really isn't all that...

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