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Double-T Nation 3 hours ago

For Texas Tech the answer is easy: Straight football. No switchblades.

Turnovers, sloppy play and several stupid penalties left many Red Raider fans feeling uneasy after watching what feels like deja-vu all over again from Kingsbury's squad on Saturday night. Perhaps the answer going forward lies in a silly, discarded quote from the past. In early 2006 Mike Leach took his Red Raiders to El Paso to square off against Mike Price and the UTEP Miners. Texas Tech was led by a sometimes controversial, brash young sophomore quarterback. The receiving corps was green and the defense was struggling to find its way. Sound familiar? In the days leading up to the game...
Double-T Nation 8 hours ago

Red Raider Gridiron: Levi is Day-to-Day; Cantrell and Batson to Play WR

The coaches and players held their press conference this week and we find out that DT Rika Levi is day-to-day. Dylan Cantrell is to play more this next week and Cameron Batson is play both wide and inside receiver spots this next week. Pressers. Texas Tech held their coach and play press conferences yesterday and DoubleTFaithful will be here later today to pullquote the items from head coach Kliff Kingsbury, IR Bradley Marquez and LB Sam Eguavoen.  Also speaking were coordinators Matt Wallerstedt and Eric Morris and I did do a non-transcript for both coordinators as there was some news...
Double-T Nation Sep 1, 2014

Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 9/1/2014

A recruit names Tech in their Top 2, basketball recruits plan visits, a 2016 recruit puts Tech near the top and how did Tech's 2015 commits do this past weekend. Plus a look at Mickey Mitchell and Wendell Mitchell That game wasn't exactly pretty last weekend. I guess it's fortunate that Jalen Bates didn't attend this game like he originally planned to (he's visiting for the Arkansas game). However, if Texas Tech doesn't work on stopping the run, I'm sure it could affect our position with recruits like Bates. Or maybe these defensive rercuits will notice that they can come in and make an...
Double-T Nation Sep 1, 2014

Red Raider Gridiron: Talking Kingsbury's Extension; Marquez Steps Up

Some thoughts about the Kliff Kingsbury extension that was announced on Friday. More of the same from 2013 and Bradley Marquez stepped up his play. Good morning.  I was on the road for a good part of the day on Saturday and then hanging out doing family things. Official Site Preview. The official site has their game notes for Saturday's game against UTEP.  Much like last year, Texas Tech and head coach Kliff Kingsbury didn't update the two-deep depth chart (PDF page 10) as it is exactly the same as Central Arkansas.  We also haven't found out about the status of DT Rika Levi and if...
Double-T Nation Sep 1, 2014

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. UTEP Miners: How and Where to Watch

The Texas Tech Red Raiders will play the UTEP Miners in El Paso on Saturday night. Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Texas-El Paso Miners Date: September 6, 2014 Time: 10:00 pm CST Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders Bad Guys: UTEP Miners Location: Sun Bowl Stadium | El Paso, TX Weather: High of 89, low of 69 TV/Stream: Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports GO App Radio: Affiliates For those of you new to the Fox Sports GO app, I watched the Central Arkansas game on this app and the quality was HD and was generally really impressed with the video feed and quality.  The link for the Fox Sports GO app...
Double-T Nation Aug 31, 2014

Ten Thoughts on Texas Tech 42, Central Arkansas 35

A "disappointing" effort from Texas Tech, squeaking out a 7 point win against Central Arkansas. We've got ten thoughts on last night's game. 1.  The Rush Defense has to be Better. The rush defense was simply not good enough and there were just too many lanes to run through. It certainly didn't help to have Rika Levi hurt within the first few minutes of the game, but injuries happen and this team just has to figure something out. Figuring something out isn't a plan and it's never fun to think that after the first game, the defense is going to be similar to what it was last year. UCA ran...
Double-T Nation Aug 30, 2014

Texas Tech Struggles with Central Arkansas, Red Raiders Win 42-35

The Texas Tech Red Raiders squeak by Central Arkansas, thanks to huge plays from Bradley Marquez. Thing this is going to be a fun ride this year? Yeah, me too. I mentioned this week that Central Arkansas wasn't a bad team and Steve Campbell was a really good coach who won a ton of games at Mississippi Gulf Coast. Still, you really like to see a better showing from Texas Tech, a team that a lot of you expected to see win 9 games. With the defense just giving long and sustained drives, the expectation that the defense is going to be significantly better just isn't happening. With two and...
Double-T Nation Aug 30, 2014
Central Arkansas vs. Texas Tech: Game Thread 3

Central Arkansas vs. Texas Tech: Game Thread 3

Let's do this. Central Arkansas Bears vs.Texas Tech Red Raiders Date: August 30, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm CST Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders Bad Guys: Central Arkansas Bears Location: Jones AT&T Stadium | Lubbock, TX Weather: High of 92, low of 68 TV/Stream: TexasTech.tv and Fox Sports Radio: Affiliates Channel Lineup: DirecTV: 660 (SD); 693 (HD); 661 (SD) (Joined in progress); 659 (HD) (Joined in progress)Dish: 425 (SD); 411 (HD); 427 (SD) (Joined in progress); 428 (HD) (Joined in progress)U-verse: 1774 (HD) Do not post links to illegal streams. Let's do this.
Double-T Nation Aug 30, 2014

Central Arkansas vs. Texas Tech: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio, Streaming

Good morning. We've got how to watch as well as your morning links. Central Arkansas Bears vs.Texas Tech Red Raiders Date: August 30, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm CST Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders Bad Guys: Central Arkansas Bears Location: Jones AT&T Stadium | Lubbock, TX Weather: High of 92, low of 68 TV/Stream: TexasTech.tv and Fox Sports Radio: Affiliates Channel Lineup: DirecTV: 660 (SD); 693 (HD); 661 (SD) (Joined in progress); 659 (HD) (Joined in progress)Dish: 425 (SD); 411 (HD); 427 (SD) (Joined in progress); 428 (HD) (Joined in progress)U-verse: 1774 (HD) I've already got your...
Double-T Nation Aug 30, 2014

2014 College Football Week 1 Open Thread

Let's do this. You can find all of the games and game times here (the times are all Eastern). These are the more notable games (or games that seem interesting to me) and these times are all Central, thanks to LSUFootball.net, an incredibly valuable resource for finding out game times and channels.  If you don't have that site bookmarked, you should. Penn State vs. UCF 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 / watchespn Appalachian State at Michigan 11:00 a.m. ESPN2 / watchespn Ohio State at Navy (Baltimore) 11:00 a.m. CBSSN / $CSLive Video UCLA at Virginia 11:00 a.m. ESPN / watchespn Alabama vs. West...
Double-T Nation Aug 29, 2014

Kliff Kingsbury agrees to contract extension through 2020

Texas Tech announced that Coach Kingsbury has agreed to a contract extension through 2020 making him the 4th highest paid coach in the Big XII with an average salary of $3.5 million per year. #LetsGetWeird From our friends at Double T Insider: Kliff Kingsbury (@TTUKingsbury) has agreed to a contract extension and will coach through the 2020 season! #WreckEm #LetsGetWeird — Double T Insider (@DoubleTInsider) August 29, 2014 and the Daily Toreador: Kliff Kingsbury has signed a contract with Texas Tech that will keep him at the school through 2020. (Via @BlayneBeal) — The...
Double-T Nation Aug 29, 2014

Weekly Conversation: The 2014 Texas Tech Season, the Big 12 and Lactose Intolerance

Seth and Travis discuss the Big 12, and how Texas Tech's season will shake out. Travis gives free horse racing advice and Seth let's everyone his offseason issues. Seth: You ready for this? It's game week, although I'm guessing that you are probably still working through writing about the Spurs just a few months ago. Let's cut to the chase, how many games does this team win in 2014 and why do you think they'll win the number that you're going to choose? Kansas St., UT, OU and Baylor still have our number, but it won't be for much longer. It's easy to say right now when we aren't in the...
Double-T Nation Aug 29, 2014

Football Across the Big XII: Season and Week 1 Preview

A sneak peak on how I think the Big XII teams will do this season, plus a look at all the games happening around the Big XII. Starting this year, I will not only be doing my weekly recruiting update, but I will also be doing the Big XII review and preview (with a little help from Seth C). Usually the time slot for will be Thursday at 2pm, but I kinda forgot I was doing this so I'm posting it now. Basically we'll be writing about how the Big XII teams did last week, who played well and who they're playing this week. I promise the next one will be more in depth and provide more detail, but I...
Double-T Nation Aug 29, 2014

The Huddle: Central Arkansas Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview

Texas Tech is set to open their 2014 season against the Central Arkansas Bears. Viva The Matadors previews the game in just a shade over 3,000 words. Campbell Starts at Central Arkansas. After a very successful tenure at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, head coach Steve Campbell will make every attempt to turn around Central Arkansas and create the same type of success that he created at the JUCO level. As you may remember, Texas Tech has a handful of players that played for Campbell while at MGCCC. In late July, Campbell talked about his coaching philosophy: Game...
Double-T Nation Aug 29, 2014

Red Raider Gridiron: Fehoko Family Is #FOE; Marquez Dedicated to Game

Bradley Marquez is ready to make his mark his senior year. The Fehoko family is "family over everything" and with three sons at or will attend Texas Tech, they mean it. Big 12 coaches discuss stats that matter. Marquez Dedicated. The LAJ writes about IR Bradley Marquez, who has been a model student-athlete for Texas Tech and is now bunkmates with QB Davis Webb, and how he wants to have the best senior year possible: "I just wanted to prepare myself as much as possible to have the best possible senior year that I can," he said. "This is my last year. I wanted to leave my mark on...
Double-T Nation Aug 29, 2014
Texas Tech Announces Campaign for Fearless Champions and South Endzone Buildings

Texas Tech Announces Campaign for Fearless Champions and South Endzone Buildings

Texas Tech announces it's first specific fundraising campaign and announces plans for a new South endzone facility. Dropping late last night, Texas Tech released plans for a specific fundraising campaign and plans for a new South endzone facility, which encompasses the following: A new South endzone building with new suites, the only thing missing is the double-T scoreboard. A new football indoor practice facility. A new track and field complex, which will replace the bubble. You can view the entire gallery of the proposed new facilities and the campaign website.  This campaign has...
Double-T Nation Aug 28, 2014
2014 College Football TV schedule Week 1: How to watch, game times, channels, and live streaming

2014 College Football TV schedule Week 1: How to watch, game times, channels, and live streaming

Need to know how to watch ANY football game this weekend. Viva The Matadors has you covered. .m-table { width: 100%; border: 5px solid darken(#f2f2f2, 5%); color: #292929; text-transform: uppercase; font-weight: 100; th { background-color: #0DA004; font-weight: bold; } th, td { padding: 10px } img { width: 40px; vertical-align: middle; margin-right: 10px; } tr { background-color: white; @media (max-width: 600px) { border-bottom: 1px solid #f2f2f2; } } tr:nth-child(even) { background-color: #f2f2f2; } ...
Double-T Nation Aug 28, 2014

VIDEO: Two-Minute Drill: Coach Kingsbury on Central Arkansas

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury breaks down the Sugar Bears with Texas Tech TV's Courtney Davis prior to Saturday's season-opening kickoff at 6pm inside Jones AT&T Stadium.
Double-T Nation Aug 28, 2014

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Arizona State

In this initial game week, we're going to look back to Texas Tech's last real game to the National University Holiday Bowl where Tech met the Arizona State Sun Devils. In this first week, we're going to take a look back to the Holiday Bowl to do our Good, Bad, Ugly play review. Next week, we'll look at Tech first game against the Central Arkansas Bears(given there's video to do such a review). We're going to look at the ground game in the bowl game and try to glean some improvement heading into this season where the Texas Tech offense could use it the most. The offensive play calling was...
Double-T Nation Aug 28, 2014

Results from the Texas Tech Football Predictions

With over 550 responses, you tell us the number of games this team will win, who will win the offensive and defensive MVP's and newcomer of the year. Yesterday I asked you all to answer a few questions about the Texas Tech football season and with 550 responses, I've got the results from your predictions for the 2014 season.

Red Raiders Player News

  • Mike Mitchell

    Mike Mitchell

    Four-star PF Mickey Mitchell, brother of former Ohio State LB Mike Mitchell, has decommitted from the Buckeyes basketball team

  • Rika Levi

    Rika Levi

    Kliff Kingsbury: Noseguard Rika Levi ‘day to day;’ status for UTEP game in doubt

  • Justin Stockton

    Justin Stockton

    Texas Tech quotable: ‘Embarrassing’ performance vs. Central Arkansas doesn’t feel like victory, is wake-up call

  • Cody Hayes

    Cody Hayes

    Report: Reserve Texas Tech offensive lineman will miss significant time

  • Patrick Mahomes

    Patrick Mahomes

    Central Arkansas 2 Deep Roster