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Double-T Nation 9 hours ago

2016 Texas Tech Football Position Preview: Running Back

The position previews rolls on with the running backs. Continuing this week and going through the next several weeks, I will be previewing different position groups for the upcoming 2016 Tech football team. This week, we will be previewing one of the major question mark of position groups on the offensive side of the football, the running backs. The Webster’s Dictionary definition of replace is "to put someone or something new in the place or position of (someone or something)." The Red Raiders are not going to have an easy time trying to replicate the production that DeAndre...
Double-T Nation 15 hours ago

Monday Matador Mailbag 5.2.16

Answering all of your burning Texas Tech questions SERIOUS QUESTIONS @vivathematadors how do you feel about the QB talent behind Mahomes. If he goes down, are we still ok? — Austin Rushing (@AustinRushing) May 2, 2016 I think so. Shimonek is definitely a serviceable QB, and Duffey has done nothing but impress in everything he's done. Mahomes is on record saying that Duffey picked up the offense extremely fast, and Shimonek has been playing for a while. While I definitely don't want to experience that happening, I think we're deeper at QB than other positions. At this point I don't...
Double-T Nation 17 hours ago

Can Kingsbury Consistently Develop NFL Talent?

Is the recent uptick in Red Raiders making it to the NFL a coincidence, or something more? This weekend, Texas Tech saw three players selected in the NFL draft, while Pete Robertson was signed shortly after as an undrafted free agent. Texas Tech hasn’t had three players taken in the same draft since 2009 when four Red Raiders (Michael Crabtree, Darcel McBath, Louis Vasquez, and Brandon Williams) were selected by NFL franchises. Last year, no Red Raiders were drafted, but WR Bradley Marquez was signed as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams. Marquez made the...
Double-T Nation May 1, 2016

Texas Tech Wins Series Against TCU With A 3-1 Victory

The Red Raiders win a close game, taking the series from TCU 1. Red Raider of the Game Starting pitcher Ty Damron was fantastic in the game today, going 5 scoreless innings, and was only credited with 1 run from a double he allowed to start the 6th that was scored from a wild pitch and throwing error. He got out of a 1-out bases loaded jam in the 1st with back to back strikeouts as well as a pair in the 4th with a runner on 3rd. The whole pitching staff was great, with strong performances from Howard, Dugger, and Mushinski as well. 2. Play That...
Double-T Nation May 1, 2016

The Draftermath: Breaking Down Texas Tech's Draft Selections

Let's chat about why Texas Tech prospects ended up where they did and get some reactions from the respective fanbases Over the past couple of days, several former Red Raiders went for a change of scenery. Let's talk about how they fit in with their new environments. Le'Raven Clark was the first Texas Tech player off the board, going to the Colts in the third round. Clark had graded out as a 2nd to 3rd round draft choice, so this wasn't a surprising pick for many. The Colts needed offensive line help dearly, so they went out and spent 50% of their picks on offensive lineman. According to...
Double-T Nation Apr 28, 2016

Adding The Grades Up: Red Raiders in The NFL Draft

Today we look at the buzz around some Red Raiders who will be in this year's NFL Draft. What does everyone think about these guys? The NFL Draft is tonight. It's Christmas morning for every NFL fan anxiously waiting to see what toy they will get to add to their collection. Die-hard college football fans are also watching closely to see where their favorite players are headed for a professional career. It's noted that Texas Tech was shutout in last year's draft having zero Red Raiders being picked up, but that streak will cease to exist over the next couple of days in this year's draft....
Double-T Nation Apr 27, 2016

Texas Tech Walks Off in Midland

The Red Raiders played Abilene Christian in Midland tonight, and won with a big hit in the 9th 1. Red Raider of the Game Junior Hunter Hargrove started tonight's game at third base, just his 2nd start this year and 18th appearance. He crossed the plate in the 8th after a nice double which put Tech up ahead 4-3. After ACU tied the game up in the top of the 9th, Hunter had a single with the bases loaded and no outs to win the game for Tech. 2. Play That Impacted the Game Tech was unable to hold onto the 1-run lead in the top of the 9th after ACU...
Double-T Nation Apr 27, 2016

Texas Tech's Path to the Big 12 Title

What do the Red Raiders need to do to clinch the Big 12? With the regular season winding down, Texas Tech baseball finds themselves in the driver’s seat for its first Big 12 championship. Let’s take a look at their path to the title with nine regular season games remaining. THE STANDINGS Heading into this weekend’s slate of games, it appears the Big 12 regular season baseball championship is a two tiered race. Texas Tech and TCU, who meet up in Fort Worth for a three game series this weekend, are in the first tier. Oklahoma State and Texas also have a realistic shot at the...
Double-T Nation Apr 27, 2016

The Film Room Tackles Pursuit Angles

Let's talk pursuit angles, and how they've spelt doom for the Texas Tech defense in the past These are the findings of a beat-up former football player who is not a coach and has no desire to be a coach. I can only guess at formations and keys based on the information given. This is not meant to be the end-all-be-all, but rather some educated observations on Texas Tech football. Football, at it's core, is a game of inches. If you've played football at a high level, you probably know the value of pursuit angles. If you haven't, you might have no idea what I'm talking about. Let's take some...
Double-T Nation Apr 26, 2016

Texas Tech Men's Tennis Clinches First Big XII Title

The No. 9 men's tennis team won a share of their first Big 12 regular season championship after toppling the fourth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs in Lubbock Sunday. The No. 9 Texas Tech Red Raiders men’s tennis team took down No. 4 ranked TCU this past weekend to clinch their first Big 12 regular season title. The Red Raiders, who finished 26-4 and 4-1 in the Big 12, won its 26th match Sunday which is the most wins in a season in the program’s history. "It's hard to put into words," Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said to TexasTech.com. "We started here in September, and the guys put in a...
Double-T Nation Apr 26, 2016

Previewing The Weekend: Q+A With Frogs O' War

We sat down with our good friend Melissa Treibwasser from FOW to talk shop on baseball and other things Texas Tech enters this weekend with a lot to lose against the TCU Horned Frogs. If we win, we’re more than likely Big XII Champions. If we don’t, well, TCU will be. We’d like to consider ourselves fair and nice people, so we invited our good friend Melissa Triebwasser from Frogs O’ War to come on over to answer some burning questions and talk some sports. Hey, Melissa. HUGE fan of y’all’s baseball throwbacks. Any chance we see them this weekend? Oh yes. They are a Sunday...
Double-T Nation Apr 26, 2016

This Week in Texas Tech Baseball - 4/26/2016

A look back at a very forgettable week, and a big week ahead This Past Week in Red Raider Baseball Can we forget about this last week? Lets hope the team can learn an important lesson, that no matter what your record, ranking, or the headlines say, any team can beat any other, on any given day or night. Tech traveled to Albuquerque to face off against the Lobos of UNM, having beaten them once this season, a 14-10 win in Lubbock, and had 2 games in New Mexico to finish off the series. UNM is currently 7th in batting average in division 1, 2nd in hits, 6th in on base percentage, 5th in runs,...
Double-T Nation Apr 25, 2016

2016 Texas Tech Football Position Preview: Quarterback

It's never too early to start previewing Tech football, right? Beginning today and occurring over the next several weeks, I will be previewing different position groups for the upcoming Texas Tech football season. I know many of you are chomping at the bit to get a Tech football fix, so enjoy the ride. Today, we will be starting with without a doubt the most important position on the football field, quarterback. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Patrick Mahomes is decent at football*. (*Denotes an understatement). ...
Double-T Nation Apr 25, 2016

2016 NFL Draft, Let's Play The Guessing Game

Are you a big NFL Draft nerd? Well, I am and here's my 1st round mock draft. The NFL Draft is one of my favorite sporting events, it's right up there with the Super Bowl for me. Each NFL offseason I nerd out and research random players I've never heard of. Plus, this season Texas Tech will likely have 4 guys drafted so it makes this year's draft even more enjoyable. I get most of my draft knowledge from sports talk radio here in Dallas and Dane Brugler from CBS is a great draft follow as well. With all the draft talk and mock drafts out there, I figured I'd put together a mock of my own. I...
Double-T Nation Apr 25, 2016

Monday Matador Mailbag 4.25.16

Answering all of your burning Texas Tech questions. @vivathematador da Faq happened to tech baseball? — Cameron (@TTU_Fanatic4) April 25, 2016 God, I wish I knew. That sure was a beating. Hopefully it'll be a good wake up call for our guys to get their minds right before next weekend. We head into Abilene Christian needing to get some stuff straightened out before a huge weekend series with TCU. If we take the series win over TCU, we will more than likely win the Big XII outright. Unfortunately, TCU is pretty good. Luken Baker scares the absolute crap out of me, but I ultimately...
Double-T Nation Apr 24, 2016

Texas Tech Drops the Series Finale, Losing 17-1

The Red Raiders get blown out at home, and are run-ruled by the Horns 1. Red Raider of the Game In a game as bad as today's, nobody really deserved this, but senior pitcher Dalton Brown pitched 1.1 innings, retiring 4 batters, and was helped by a double play after a runner reached safely after an error. He came in at the top of the 5th, inheriting the bases fully loaded, but was able to get Gurwitz to pop out on the 2nd pitch. Dalton and Parker Mshinski were the only Red Raider pitchers to leave the game unblemished. 2. Play That Impacted the Game The 2nd inning was rather ugly and proved...
Double-T Nation Apr 23, 2016

Texas Tech Drops Game 2 to Texas, Losing 7-4

The Red Raiders lost the 2nd game of the weekend series against Texas 7-4 1. Red Raider of the Game Junior outfielder Stephen Smith went 1-3 today, accounting for 1 of the 4 Tech RBI's and 2 of their runs. He walked to start off the 3rd inning, coming across the plate later in the inning for the first Red Raider run of the day. In the 4th inning, he would take the second pitch way over the left field wall, bouncing near the parking lot of the Frazier Alumni Pavilion. Watch: The Bull! Smith crushes a solo HR deep over the fence in LF to give #TexasTech a 4-1 lead. #WreckEm...
Double-T Nation Apr 23, 2016

Is The Big 12 Closer To Adding a Title Game?

Here's the latest on title game talk. As summer approaches questions are still swirling around the Big 12's next move. Will it be expansion or will it be to simply add a conference championship game to the end of the season? As a fan of Texas Tech and the Big 12 I want both. Chuck Carlton, of the Dallas Morning News, wrote this week that Big 12 coaches are not too excited about a championship game with a ten team conference. You can read his article here at the Dallas Morning News. Carlton's article mentions that Kingsbury declined to comment on the issue, but TCU's Patterson and OU's...
Double-T Nation Apr 22, 2016

Texas Tech Beats Texas in Game 1, 13-6

Red Raiders use 13 unanswered runs to down Texas on a Friday night 1. Red Raider of the Game Senior outfielder Tyler Neslony was great tonight, starting out with an RBI in the 4th. He ended up with 2 hits and 5 RBI's, including a big double in the 7-run 7th inning. He also had a 2-run double in the 5th to cut the Horns lead to 5-4, and then scored to tie the game on Gute's triple. 2. Play That Impacted the Game Hunter Hargrove came in to pinch hit for Ryan Long in the 7th with the bases loaded and sent the ball to center, scoring 2. Although Tech did have a 2-run lead at that point, 4 runs...
Double-T Nation Apr 22, 2016

Breaking Down The Post-Spring Football Roster

The spring football roster was released yesterday. Let's talk some of the more surprising developments. Here is Texas Tech football's offensive and defensive 2-deep:#WreckEm pic.twitter.com/2JpjLEcXTA — Andrew Doak (@AndrewDoak_KAMC) April 21, 2016 DISJOINTED THOUGHTS: I'm really happy with our inside WRs. Both Ian Sadler and Cameron Batson are looking to be great receivers, and the more people we have capable of breaking games wide open, the better the chances are that no one catches double coverage. It's happened to every great Tech wideout over the past couple of years, and I...