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Double-T Nation Aug 19, 2017
Is the linebacker position the strongest unit on the roster?

Is the linebacker position the strongest unit on the roster?

Jordyn Brooks and Dakota Allen will tear up the Big 12 in 2017 There’s an argument to be made the linebacking corps is the strongest position group on the entire Texas Tech roster, and I’m going to make it. Consequently, I’ll effectively be giving Red Raider fans something they haven’t had in a while: optimism about the defense. After all, linebackers are the anchors of that side of the ball. They always have the most tackles at the end of the year, they’re asked to rush the passer and come up with sacks, forced fumbles and tackles behind the line of scrimmage. And they obviously...
Double-T Nation Aug 18, 2017
The Air Raid Podcast: #89

The Air Raid Podcast: #89

Mickey Peters and BJ Symons join the Air Raid It's a long one but a good one. With two great former Red Raiders, Mickey Peters and BJ Symons giving us their take on Kingsbury's job to this point, the transfer epidemic in college football and discussing Nic Shimonek's opportunity to run the offense this year, it's full of strong opinions and good memories. *Note: There was an issue for the intro and about a min of recording that couldn’t be saved so it starts in the middle of the sentence.
Double-T Nation Aug 17, 2017
Are we underrated, or do people really not know what to call us?

Are we underrated, or do people really not know what to call us?

Nobody knows what the Red Raiders will be this fall. As a writer for this website, I see all the difference faces of the fanbase. The blind supporter, the realist, the cynic, etc. One resoundingly answer that every Tech fan tends to believe historically though - we’re underrated. Oddly, through this offseason, I’ve noticed Vegas call our O/U on wins at 5.5, us picked 9th by sports writers, and a healthy amount of concern as to how we get to bowl eligibility. So, why do you see so many people dogging on the team, and even fewer sticking up for why they’re better than that? I’ll be...
Double-T Nation Aug 17, 2017
Offensive line will carry more responsibility in 2017

Offensive line will carry more responsibility in 2017

The switch to a pocket passer-type QB means, well, there needs to be a pocket The most underrated unit of a football team deserves some attention, too. Maybe because there’s no stat or number that can grade their performance (except some advanced stats for the NFL), offensive linemen are often noticed only when they are beaten by defenders or don’t open holes for the running game. So, we heard a lot about the Red Raiders offensive linemen in 2016, didn’t we? Last year, Texas Tech’s line couldn’t offer any consistency, as it allowed 2.5 sacks per game, in part also because of the...
Double-T Nation Aug 16, 2017
Who will take over for Jonathan Giles?

Who will take over for Jonathan Giles?

Tech is always deep at the receiver position, but who will emerge as the top target? If it’s positions the Red Raiders rarely struggle to fill it is wide receiver slots. Seeing that Jonathan Giles transferred to LSU, the starting WR position is open season. Tech has 19 possible options on their roster, so there is no excuse to find a legit powerhouse among that large pool. However, Tech took a hit with turnovers this offseason. WR losses Tech will be without Devin Lauderdale, Reginald Davis III, Tony Brown, Jonathan Giles, Ian Sadler and Bronson Boyd, who was kicked off early in the...
Double-T Nation Aug 14, 2017
Position Preview: Quarterbacks

Position Preview: Quarterbacks

Will this group continue to put up large numbers? For the past three seasons, Texas Tech fans were mesmerized by the amazing plays of Pat Mahomes. Mahomes is now slinging the pigskin for the Kansas City Chiefs which now leaves a void for the Red Raiders. Nic Shimonek is being tasked to fill that void. Starting Quartback Spot Locked Up Shimonek wowed fans last season coming in for Mahomes during the second half against Kansas. Shimonek threw for for 271 yards & four touchdowns in less than a half and had more yards per attempt and a better QBR than Mahomes in the game. This combined with his...
Double-T Nation Aug 14, 2017
POLL: FCS teams, opportunities or risks?

POLL: FCS teams, opportunities or risks?

Facing a lower-system opponent can be a soft adventure, but not always everyhing is fine with them As you all know, Texas Tech will open the season on September 2 against Eastern Washington. It will be the 21st time the Red Raiders face an FCS opponent in their history and since now things have gone pretty well, as the overall record is 19-1. As you can see, the only loss came in 1988, in the second season of coach Spike Dykes, when a bad 5-6 team led by quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver lost 24-29 to North Texas. In no other game, the Red Raiders had problems and the average...
Double-T Nation Aug 7, 2017
Recruiting update: jumping back into the top 50

Recruiting update: jumping back into the top 50

Several new offensive commitments boost Texas Tech among the top of the FBS For the average college football fan, August is the worst possible month, when you can smell the upcoming football season but you still have to wait. Media days and training camp are just a weak palliative, while waiting for the events that are still weeks away. So a summer recruiting update is always welcomed, also because in this last month and a half six players committed to come to Lubbock and this led Texas Tech to jump back into the 247.com's top 50, and are now sixth in the Big 12. Demarcus Marshall /...
Double-T Nation Aug 2, 2017
Red Raiders 2017 draftees show good promise

Red Raiders 2017 draftees show good promise

Five Texas Tech players were selected in the MLB Draft in June, and they are already turning heads After an unfortunate season that ended in the sad way, MLB organizations showed to appreciate what these Red Raiders have done in recent years, as five different teams decided to bet on Texas Tech players in the 2017 draft. We are far away from the 10-draftees record of 2016, but our guys began to impress early in their professional careers and already obtained some encouraging results. Let’s have a quick look at their performances. Parker Mushinski (LHP, Round 7, Houston Astros) Our top...
Double-T Nation Jul 28, 2017
The Air Raid Podcast: #88

The Air Raid Podcast: #88

Talking Newcomers and Position Battles There are a lot of newcomers on this year's Texas Tech roster, both Freshman and JUCO transfers alike. Who are we most excited for and expecting to make an impact and which position battles are we most interested in? We also talk briefly about Mike Leach's twitter rant, Jett Duffey's impending return and how we as fans have changed in the wake of the Baylor scandal. Fall camp opens next week!!
Double-T Nation Jul 24, 2017
Let’s stop using the “Lubbock is too desolate” excuse

Let’s stop using the “Lubbock is too desolate” excuse

Too many of us blame Tech’s location for why the Red Raiders never sign the best recruits. This argument is deeply flawed. You know those three-legged races people do at corporate retreats or county fairs, where you have two people running with one foot bound together, frantically stumbling to the finish line? Imagine one of those guys who finished last in the race complaining with the following excuse: “Well, I would’ve won if I wasn’t tethered to another person.” Yeah, no sh*t. Obviously you’d be faster if you were just running alone. But it was a level playing...
Double-T Nation Jul 24, 2017
Roster countdown #5: Dylan Cantrell

Roster countdown #5: Dylan Cantrell

Our staff selected its top-15 players on the roster and for each one of them there will be a profile with basic information, videos, and expectations. This series of articles will break down the Red Raiders roster approaching the 2017 season. Staff members selected their top-15 players currently on the roster and for each one of them, there will be a profile with basic information, videos, and expectations. PUBLISHED: 15th – Douglas Coleman (Sophomore, defensive back) 14th – Jack Anderson (Freshman, offensive lineman) 13th – D.J. Polite-Bray (Senior, defensive back) 12th – Clayton...
Double-T Nation Jul 21, 2017
Roster countdown #6: Kolin Hill

Roster countdown #6: Kolin Hill

Our staff selected its top-15 players on the roster and for each one of them there will be a profile with basic information, videos, and expectations. This series of articles will break down the Red Raiders roster approaching the 2017 season. Staff members selected their top-15 players currently on the roster and for each one of them there will be a profile with basic information, videos, and expectations. PUBLISHED: 15th – Douglas Coleman (Sophomore, defensive back) 14th – Jack Anderson (Freshman, offensive lineman) 13th – D.J. Polite-Bray (Senior, defensive back) 12th – Clayton...

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