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Double-T Nation 6 hours ago

Red Raider Gridiron: Kliff Kingsbury Visits ESPN

Yesterday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury visited ESPN and Kingsbury read dead-sexy tweets about himsel and the ESPN researchers all told the hosts to ask about Ryan Gosling and Johnny Manziel. ESPN Carwash. Don't expect a ton of hard-hitting journalism (there is some near the end), but that's okay.  Kliff Kingsbury seems to have a way of turning just about any publicity about him into something that's good and worthwhile.  And he does give similar or the same answers to questions pretty much throughout.  For example, Kingsbury said that the thing he needs to work on the most is consistency...
Double-T Nation 6 hours ago

Texas Tech Links: Lammert in China; Hinkle & Beckie Discuss National Team

Clark Lammert talks about his trip to China. Janine Beckie and Jaelene Hinkle discuss playing for their respective national teams. Clark Lammert, Luke Adams and Toddrick Gotcher are honored for their great grades and Toddrick Gotcher lands in the Philippines. Lammert Tours China. Texas Tech F Clark Lammert toured China and had a bit of a video to talk about his adventure. Hinkle and Beckie Talk National Teams. Both Jaelene Hinkle and Janine Beckie talk about playing for their respective national teams. Hinkle played for the U-23 US Team and Beckie played for the U-20 Canadian...
Double-T Nation 14 hours ago

Texas Tech Players Gain Weight, Texas Tech Fans Discuss

Texas Tech has released the veterans height and weight adjustments and we're going to get to some highlights. The LAJ got their hands on an early weigh-in for the veterans and I did my best to run down the roster and actually try to look at the weights from last year and compare that to what's been released.  I am sure that I missed some players because I'm human, but I did my best.  If I left someone off, then that means that they probably didn't gain any weight.  Except for the kickers and punters. I left them off on purpose because Travis hates kickers and punters.  Sorry you guys,...
Double-T Nation Jul 24, 2014

Texas Tech Links: Eguavoen, Fehoko & Awe to Man Middle; Campus Photos

Sam Eguavoen, V.J. Fehoko and Micah Awe will all likely man the middle. New Texas Tech campus photos. La'Fond and Lopez hope to walk-on for Texas Tech. Is it Friday yet?  After having near 20 links yesterday, everyone is taking the day off. Eguavoen, Fehoko & Awe to Man Middle and Notebooky Things. The LAJ put out a handful of small articles yesterday, but then decided to add them to a notebook.  There are three different stories that notebook, the first is that both Texas Tech and Oklahoma St. like to recruit East Texas.  This really isn't anything news.  Coaches will recruit where...
Double-T Nation Jul 23, 2014
Basketball Recruiting in the Big XII: How are the other Big XII teams doing?

Basketball Recruiting in the Big XII: How are the other Big XII teams doing?

Time to take a look at what other Big XII teams are doing in their recruiting class for 2014 and 2015 thus far. Once again, this is a non-biased opinion of recruiting around the Big XII. I'm not trying to condemn one team and purposely make them look bad. Also, I do not watch all these teams games and I don't heavily follow their recruiting, so please excuse me for missing some info if you're a fan of one of the other teams. Just like last week we reviewed football recruiting across the Big XII, now it's time to look at basketball recruiting across the Big XII. In basketball, you...
Double-T Nation Jul 23, 2014

Texas Tech Links: Kravic Signs; Stoops on Mayfield; Texas Tech #33

Dejan Kravic signs in Greece. The MBB team will play in Vegas next year. Bob Stoops thinks Baker Mayfield should play immediately. Texas Tech football is ranked #33 and the Big 12 players love Kliff Kingsbury and Texas Tech leads the Big 12 in batteries. CFB Matrix. Hey! I helped the folks over at CFB Matrix write the Texas Tech previews for their digital magazine preview of the Big 12.  If you want to purchase it and you're an iPad or tablet person, it is supposed to be great.  My tablet hasn't been able to download or update in 6 months for some reason, maybe because I bought it for...
Double-T Nation Jul 22, 2014

Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 7/22/2014

Top recruits visit, Stidham gets a boost in the rankings, 2016 recruits take notice and a check-up on the Esposito Express. Plus, a look at basketball recruits Tacko Fall and Melvin Frazier Elhadji "Tacko" Fall - Center (Liberty Christian Academy, Tavares, FL) Height Weight 7'5" 250 lbs Ratings: 89 by 247 / 82 by ESPN / 3-star by Rivals Interest: Kansas State (Cool), Baylor (Cool), Tennessee (Cool), Texas Tech (Cool) Yes, that is the correct size. The Red Raiders offers the big man last week and it didn't go without notice. The 7'5" Tacko is from Sengal and has only played a year...
Double-T Nation Jul 22, 2014

2014 Big 12 Football Media Days Open Thread | Day 2

It is day 2 of the Big 12 Football Media Days, and we have your schedule of today's teams and how to watch. Day 1 of the Big 12 Football Media Days is in the books.  As we discussed yesterday, you can view the complete schedule at the Big 12 site or you can just follow along here.  If you want to stream it from your computer, then the Big 12 has you covered.  You can also watch it live on Fox Sports Southwest.  This is today's schedule: Must Reads Recapping Texas Tech's Big 12 Media Days Seth C 2014 Big 12 FB Media Days Open Thread | Day 1 Seth C Must Reads...
Double-T Nation Jul 22, 2014

Recapping Texas Tech's Big 12 Media Days

The Big 12 held day 1 of their football Media Days and Texas Tech's head coach Kliff Kingsbury, WR Bradley Marquez, LB Sam Eguavoen and LB/RB Kenny Williams met the media. Yesterday, the Big 12 head their annual Media Days where head coaches and a few players from each team meet with the press to discuss the upcoming football season.  Yesterday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury, LB Sam Eguavoen, LB/RB Kenny Williams and WR Bradley Marquez all spoke to the media in various forms and fashion.  We'll get to as much we can.  You can find the quotes from Kingsbury's press conference here (pdf)...
Double-T Nation Jul 21, 2014

The Early Edition: TCU Horned Frogs

With Big 12 Media Days underway, we take a look at the next opponent on the Texas Tech schedule and touch on something I hadn't previously thought about with TCU installing a HUNH spread offense. Difference Makers Matt Joeckel. With the Horned Frogs installing a new offensive system, the success of their season is going to lie with the way the QB operates the system. We know that this Leach-descendant offense is timing-based and works best with QBs that have great rapport and timing with their receivers. Trevone Boykin. Boykin's most influential position in this offense should be receiver....
Double-T Nation Jul 21, 2014
Jeremy Reynolds and Peyton Williams No Longer With Team

Jeremy Reynolds and Peyton Williams No Longer With Team

CB Jeremy Reynolds and WR Peyton Williams are no longer with Texas Tech's football team. LAJ's Don Williams confirmed that CB Jeremy Reynolds and WR Peyton Williams are no longer on the team, and the LAJ also confirmed that WR Dominique Wheeler was no longer on the team for a period of time, but is now back with the team. Must Reads 2014 Big 12 FB Media Days Open Thread | Day 1 Seth C Must Reads 2014 Big 12 FB Media Days Open Thread | Day 1 Reynolds was generally a 3-star player from North Carolina and did not practice with the team in the spring and he never really...
Double-T Nation Jul 21, 2014
2014 Big 12 Football Media Days Open Thread | Day 1

2014 Big 12 Football Media Days Open Thread | Day 1

The Big 12 Football Media Days begin today, and we have your schedule of today's teams and how to watch. The Big 12 Football Media Days. The Big 12 Football Media Days are upon us.  You can view the complete schedule at the Big 12 site or you can just follow along here.  If you want to stream it from your computer, then the Big 12 has you covered.  You can also watch it live on Fox Sports Southwest.  Things actually kick off at 9:00 am, with Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and then some other guy that I'm not sure who he is, Matthew Sign, the CFO from the National College Football...
Double-T Nation Jul 20, 2014

Texas Tech Links: Gearing up for Big 12 Media Days

A couple of Big 12 related articles before the Big 12 Media Days, which start on Monday. Best of the Big 12. The FWST has a neat little article this morning, sort of a "best of . . . " regarding a handful of topics and things related to the Big 12.  Kenny Williams snagged one of those topics: Best Versatility: Texas Tech's Kenny Williams. The team's leading rusher the past two seasons moved to linebacker in spring drills and projects to start. He also envisions playing some at RB. Big 12 Preview. You'll probably see quite a few of these as the Big 12 Media Days are starting tomorrow,...
Double-T Nation Jul 19, 2014

Texas Tech Links: Amaro & Hinkle are TTU's Athletes of the Year; Moreno & Proudfoot Return

Jace Amaro and Jaelene Hinkle are nominated as Texas Tech's Athletes of the Year. Dominic Moreno and Tim Produfoot return. Hello and I hope you all have a great Saturday. Amaro & Hinkle Are Texas Tech's Athletes of the Year. Every member of the Big 12 nominates their athletes of the year and Texas Tech nominated Jace Amaro and Jaelene Hinkle.  Congrats to both! Must Reads The Summer Preview: Kansas Jayhawks Seth C Meals with Men Travis Hale Must Reads The Summer Preview: Kansas Jayhawks Meals with Men Up-Tempo Offense. I'm not going to really get into my...
Double-T Nation Jul 18, 2014

The Summer Preview: Kansas Jayhawks

Charlie Weis looks to turn around the Kansas Jayhawks fortunes behind a new offensive coordinator and a handful of JUCO defensive players to try to get the Jayhawks back on the winning track. Quick Hits: Opponent: Kansas JayhawksLast Year's Record: 3-9, 1-8Coach: Charlie WeisGame 7: October 18th Five Things: Must Reads The Early Edition: Kansas Jayhawks DoubleTFaithful Must Reads The Early Edition: Kansas Jayhawks 1. When to Start Over. Kansas has tried the young and coach Turner Gill to spectacularly horrible results, so horrible to the point that Kansas then hired...
Double-T Nation Jul 18, 2014

Texas Tech Links: Texas Tech Picked to Finish 6th; Beilema & Brown Set Us Straight

Texas Tech is picked to finish 6th in the Big 12. Arkansas head coach Bret Beilema and Chip Brown are dropping truth bombs. Plus, there are ten Red Raiders set to enter the SWC Hall of Fame. Texas Tech picked to Finish 6th. Those media sons of guns have only picked Texas Tech to finish 6th in the Big 12 in the media preseason poll.  The order is Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas St., Oklahoma St., Texas and then your Red Raiders. Must Reads Meals With Men Travis Hale Thougths on Bethel and Trusting Hocutt Seth C Must Reads Meals With Men Thougths on Bethel and Trusting...
Double-T Nation Jul 17, 2014
Meals With Men

Meals With Men

The fascinating world of endurance running and other inspiration found during meals I've had with friends. It's considered by many to be the Mecca Run. Some train years for the 24 mile journey that descends to the floor of the Grand Canyon, includes a ten mile trek across the base and finishes with the long and difficult ascent to the top. It's called the Rim to Rim, or R2R, and it's a brutal trek. Crossing the Grand Canyon isn't just a walk in the park. In fact, park officials actively discourage R2R crossings because there's a high potential for heat stroke, dehydration, hypernatremia...
Double-T Nation Jul 17, 2014

Thoughts on Nigel Bethel, II's Reinstatement and Trusting Hocutt

Nigel Bethel, II was reinstated to the team and I didn't know much about how this was going to play out other than to trust Texas Tech athletic director, Kirby Hocutt. I really was torn. I wasn't sure what was going to happen.  In fact, I was downright confused because I had a ton of conflicting ideas about what had happened in the past and trying to make all of those different thoughts fit into this situation. Just to recap, Nigel Bethel, II, was originally dismissed from the Texas Tech football team for striking Amber Battle during a pick-up basketball game.  Bethel's punishment was a...
Double-T Nation Jul 17, 2014

Texas Tech Links: Paul Leaves Program; Webb to O'Brien; Podcasting; Beckie Makes Canada U-20 Team

Freshman QB Dee Paul leaves the program. Davis Webb makes the Davey O'Brien Watch List. Janine Beckie is named to the Canadian Under-20 National Team. Le'Raven Clark makes the Media Big 12 Preseason Team. As an aside, I'll have a separate post up on the Bethel/Battle situation later today. Podcasting. Hey, I did my yearly podcast with EMAWdio and had a great time with Grant Thome talking baseball, men's basketball and football.  I'm sure that I messed on a couple of things, but it is about an hour conversation and I was Grant's very first guest. Check it out! Big 12 Media Preseason Team....
Double-T Nation Jul 16, 2014
Nigel Bethel, II, Reinstated to Texas Tech Football Team

Nigel Bethel, II, Reinstated to Texas Tech Football Team

Texas Tech has announced that it will re-instate Nigel Bethel, II, to the football team. Texas Tech has announced that it will re-instate Nigel Bethel, II, to the football team. Bethel will serve a three game suspension, equivalent to 25% of the season to match the suspension Battle will serve. He will serve the suspension in the year he will first play for Tech. Essentially saying that he will not serve the suspension during a redshirt year. From the official Texas Tech release Freshman defensive back Nigel Bethel has been reinstated to the Texas Tech Football program after being...

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