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Double-T Nation 11 hours ago

DMN Ranks The State's Best Special Teams

The Dallas Morning News continues their countdown of the best position groups. Today, they rank the special teams. In this installment of the state's best position groups by the Dallas Morning News bloggers, they rank the special teams. We will track these rankings and give you our thoughts on Tech's ranking in each group. We might throw in a few other thoughts that are non-Tech related. Here are their rankings: 1)   TCU 2)   Texas A&M 3)   Baylor 4)   TEXAS TECH 5)   Texas 6)   Houston 7)   North Texas 8)   Rice 9)   UTEP 10) Texas State 11) SMU 12)...
Double-T Nation 14 hours ago

The Film Room: Texas Tech's Defensive Line Was Not The Reason The Red Raiders Were Bad At Defense In 2014

Breaking down the Texas Tech Defensive line using statistics and analysis Many things can be said about the Red Raider's defense in 2014, and most of them have already been said. The words that were used run the full length of the alphabet, all the way from "Atrocious" to "Ghastly" and all the way to "Yucky". However, none of the words used to describe the Texas Tech defense as a whole can be used to describe the defensive line. This may seem strange, as the Red Raiders were repeatedly gashed on the ground by the likes of TCU, Baylor, and Iowa State. I want to explain the issue that I have...
Double-T Nation 18 hours ago

Win #4 - Texas Tech outduels the 8th ranked Cowboys

For the second straight week Tech hosted a top 10 team in the nation in front of a primetime audience. For the second straight week the Victory Bells were ringing. Date:  November 8, 2008 Location: Lubbock, TX - Jones AT&T Stadium Opponent:  Oklahoma State Cowboys Attendance: 55,663 Score: Texas Tech 56 Oklahoma State 20 On the heels of the greatest victory in program history (foreshadowing) the Red Raiders had to avoid a Texas-sized hangover.  The 8th ranked Cowboys rode into town from Stillwater and Tech found themselves again on the National stage.  For every believer after the...
Double-T Nation May 26, 2015

Top 10 Games of 2015: #4, Texas Tech at Texas 11/26/2015

The 4th most important game of the 2015 season is when Texas Tech and Texas square off on Thanksgiving. Last year Patrick Mahomes started in place of a banged up Davis Webb but he too got banged up against UT. Mahomes was knocked out of the game in the 2nd quarter and walk-on Vincent Testaverde, Jr. had to come in the game. With Mahomes being inexperienced at the time and Testaverde not having any experience, the Red Raider offense couldn't get anything going. Since last year, Mahomes has gained that key experience and Testaverde has transferred to Miami. This year the Red Raiders will be...
Double-T Nation May 26, 2015

Texas Tech Quarterback Preview

Conner concludes his position preview series with the quarterback position. So often we discuss football and use military words, whether it’s saying that teams are preparing for war on the gridiron, calling the QB the general of the team, or any other military-related terminology. I hope you took some time this past Memorial Day weekend to thank a serviceman, say a prayer (or send a good thought) for the protection of those serving our great country, and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we may enjoy the freedoms we do today. On behalf of Viva The Matadors, and myself I...
Double-T Nation May 25, 2015

DMN Ranks The State's Best Secondaries

The Dallas Morning News continues their countdown of the best position groups. Today, they rank the secondaries. In this installment of the state's best position groups by the Dallas Morning News bloggers, they rank the secondaries. We will track these rankings and give you our thoughts on Tech's ranking in each group. We might throw in a few other thoughts that are non-Tech related. Here are their rankings: 1)   TCU 2)   Texas 3)   Baylor 4)   TEXAS TECH 5)   Houston 6)   Texas A&M 7t)   Texas State 7t)   Rice 9)   SMU 10) North Texas 11) UTEP 12) UTSA Here's what DMN...
Double-T Nation May 25, 2015

The Past Week In Texas Tech Sports - 5/18 to 5/24

Recapping the past week in Texas Tech sports. Texas Tech baseball had a very eventful week. They preformed admirably at the Big XII Championships, taking a close 2-1 loss to Texas on Wednesday, beating the tar out of a great TCU team 8-1 on Thursday, and finally suffered a potentially season ending loss to the Baylor Bears on Friday, 5-4. Recruiting hit a boom this week. Kliff signed 2 wide receivers and a 330 lbs defensive tackle, and Tubby signed a power forward. Felipe Soares and Hugo Dojas defeated a doubles team from Michigan State to earn a spot in the national championship game...
Double-T Nation May 24, 2015

I'm Beginning To Hate The Baylor Bears - The Story Of A Frustrating Sports Year

Attempting to rationalize a very, very frustrating sports year I have to admit, I'm not much of a baseball fan. On Friday, the Red Raider's season was all but ended due to a little Baptist Black Magic as the #8 seeded Bears upset #4 seeded Texas Tech in a 5-4 loss. I haven't followed the team terribly closely, but as I sat in front of the TV watching the upstart Bears peel one off of a talented Red Raider squad, I felt hate. Very real hate. I don't actually hate many things in life. No matter how many potshots I take at TCU for their attendance, or at A&M for their general weirdness, I...
Double-T Nation May 23, 2015

Point/Counterpoint - Should Teams in the FBS Be Allowed to Play FCS Teams?

Jonathan and Wes are at it again. This time, we look at the debate of scheduling FCS teams. Should it continue? Or should teams in the FBS only play other FBS teams? Every football season, the debate seems to reappear. Should the big schools be playing (and usually destroying) the smaller FCS schools? Wes' Point I think teams should be able to schedule FCS teams if they want. Critics can say Baylor would have been in the playoff last season if they had scheduled a tougher team. Well that is their fault. They have to live the consequences of their schedule. (I won't mention that the...
Double-T Nation May 22, 2015

Texas Tech Lands Power Forward Shawntrez Davis

Shawntrez Davis pledges commitment to the Red Raiders After missing out a few of their power forward targets, Tubby and company added Shawntrez Davis to their 2015 class. He is a 6'9, 215-pound power forward out of Sound Doctrine Christian in Georgia. He is not yet fully qualified, so there is a chance that he doesn't make it to campus, but he is worth the chance. His highlights are below. I like his body control on both the offensive and defensive end. It is on full display on a few of his defensive highlights, where he blocks shots without fouling. On the offensive end, he is able to...
Double-T Nation May 22, 2015

DMN Ranks The State's Best Linebackers

The Dallas Morning News continues their countdown of the best position groups. Today, they rank the linebackers. In this installment of the state's best position groups by the Dallas Morning News bloggers, they rank the linebackers. We will track these rankings and give you our thoughts on Tech's ranking in each group. We might throw in a few other thoughts that are non-Tech related. Here are their rankings: 1)   Texas 2)   Baylor 3)   TEXAS TECH 4)   Texas A&M 5)   TCU 6)   Houston 7)   Rice 8)   Texas State 9)   SMU 10) UTEP 11) North Texas 12) UTSA Here's what DMN...
Double-T Nation May 21, 2015

Texas Tech Lands a Defensive Lineman

The Red Raider coaching staff keeps the momentum going as they reel in verbal commit #11. Well the good times keep rolling for the Red Raiders. The last 10 days or so have seen 5 commits. Well put another on the scoreboard. This time it is a defensive lineman as Mychealon Thomas commits to the Red Raiders. He is a defensive tackle out of El Dorado Butler County CC in Kansas. He is the second defensive commit of the class and the first along the defensive line. He graduated from high school as a 2-star recruit (Rivals) out of Dallas Skyline. He is currently listed at 6'2, 330 pounds. This...
Double-T Nation May 21, 2015

Win #5 - Texas Tech wins in thrilled fashion in Lincoln

We've cracked the top 5 wins in the past decade. There is a clear number 1 but depending on the day I may rank 2-5 in a different order. Date:  October 8, 2005 Location: Lincoln, NE -  Memorial Stadium Opponent:  Nebraska Cornhuskers Attendance: 77,580 Score: Texas Tech 34 Nebraska 31 I kicked off this top 10 writing about a great win in Lincoln.  Maybe I give Nebraska too much credit but there is something about our victories in Lincoln that just seem to do more for me than most victories. This was another instant classic. We came into the game with a couple things going against us...
Double-T Nation May 21, 2015

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 5/21

Texas Tech's 2016 recruiting class is in full swing, 5 commitments in the past two weeks. Texas Tech is starting to put together its 2016 recruiting class which is now at 10 commitments. Of those 10 commitments 9 (that's right 9 out of 10) are offensive commits. We got our QB in Jett Duffey which many thought was a must-have this year, a pair of offensive linemen which is always nice, a stud TE, a very productive RB, and now 4 WRs. The Red Raiders past 3 commitments have been wide receiver recruits in Bryson Denley, DeQuan Bowman, and Derrick Willies. This week I will take a closer look at...
Double-T Nation May 20, 2015

DMN Ranks the State's Best Offensive Lines

The Dallas Morning News continues their countdown of the best position groups. Today, they rank the defensive lines. In this installment of the state's best position groups by the Dallas Morning News bloggers, they rank the defensive lines. We will track these rankings and give you our thoughts on Tech's ranking in each group. We might throw in a few other thoughts that are non-Tech related. Here are their rankings: 1)   Baylor 2t)   Texas A&M 2t)   TCU 4)   Texas 5)   TEXAS TECH 6t)   Houston 6t)   UTEP 8)   Texas State 9)   North Texas 10) Rice 11) SMU 12) UTSA Here's...
Double-T Nation May 20, 2015

Houses of the Enemy - Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium

Jonathan takes a close look at the home of the Arkansas Razorbacks, a stadium the Red Raiders haven't played at in 25 years In this week's Stadium Series, we take a break from baseball, and look at the 1st away game for this upcoming season's football schedule, a trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Tech has not visited the Razorbacks since 1990, a 49-44 Red Raiders victory. After last year's game, where things didn't go exactly as planned, a win at Razorback Stadium would be a great way to close out our non-conference schedule. Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium has been the home for Arkansas...
Double-T Nation May 19, 2015

Commit #9 Is In

JUCO WR DeQuan Bowman commits to the Red Raiders The Red Raiders add another WR to their commit list. Committed to the university of Texas tech! #gunsup #TTU pic.twitter.com/X8362zN0g3 — All-American (@DEQUANBOWMAN) May 19, 2015 DeQuan Bowman from Hutchinson CC (Kansas) has committed to the Red Raiders. At 5'11 180, he is projected to be an inside receiver. He joins the last week's commit Bryson Denley as an insider receiver commit. With Donte Coleman projected as a tight end and Antoine Cox-Wesley as an outside receiver, I assume we will only take one more outside receiver at most...
Double-T Nation May 19, 2015

Top 10 Games of 2015: #5, Texas Tech at Arkansas 9/19/2015

The #5 most important game of the 2015 season is when the Red Raiders pay the Razorbacks a visit in September. Arkansas came into Jones AT&T Stadium last year and ran all over Texas Tech. The Razorbacks threw the ball a total of 12 times but ran the ball 68 times. It is safe to say Arkansas enjoys running the football. They had two 1,100 yard rushers last year and both return for the 2015 season. If the Red Raiders don't have their defense figured out by the third game of the season we could be in for a long game like last year. 2014 Game Result: Texas Tech 28 vs Arkansas 49 Arkansas 2014...
Double-T Nation May 19, 2015

The Big XII Needs To Add SMU If It Wants A Prayer Of Surviving

Add SMU or face the consequences, Bowlsby. The Big XII is at an extreme crossroads as we speak. It's not exaggeration to say that if we don't expand, we will very literally die. As much as I love surfing (I've never surfed a day in my life) and the general beauty of PAC-12 country (I hear Oregon is kinda cool?), I would literally die among all those Prius driving, "Coexist" religion sticker having, dread sporting, pot smoking hippie liberals roll tide. This route may seem inevitable, but Bowlsby can right the ship by bringing in SMU. Bringing in SMU would establish Big XII dominance over...
Double-T Nation May 18, 2015

DMN Ranks the State's Best Offensive Lines

In this installment of the state’s best position groups by the Dallas Morning News bloggers, they rank the offensive lines. We will track these rankings and give you our thoughts on Tech’s ranking in each group. We might throw in a few other thoughts that are non-Tech related. Here are their rankings: 1) Baylor2) TCU3) Texas A&M4) TEXAS TECH5) Texas6) UTEP7) Houston8) Texas State9) Rice10) SMU11) North Texas12) UTSA Here’s what DMN blogger Tommy Magelssen had to say about Tech’s OL position: Anchored by two-time...