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Double-T Nation Apr 17, 2015

If Big XII Teams Were Star Wars Characters

The new Star Wars Trailer has got me thinking.. what would each of the Big XII teams be if they were Star War characters Baylor - Grand Moff Tarkin Baylor and the commander of the Imperial military have one glaring thing in common: they can't close when the situation is dire. Baylor is good at beating up on no name teams/Alderaan, but when it comes to playing teams with an actual military or team, they fold like a wet paper airplane. Kansas - The Jawas Kansas and the Jaws are really, really good at one thing: basketball/trading droid. However, when it comes to doing other things, they...
Double-T Nation Apr 17, 2015

Texas Tech Hit With Decommit

The Red Raiders lose their highest rated commit. Collin Wilder is no longer committed to Texas Tech. He was the highest rank commit to Tech fro 2016 up to this point. He was a Rivals 4-star commit and 17th ranked safety in the 2016 class.
Double-T Nation Apr 17, 2015

Film Room Friday - Texas Tech vs WVU, A Shootout For The Ages

Breaking down our game against West Virginia and showing what happens when we play up to our potential. The first half of our game against the West Virginia Mountaineers was easily the best half of football we played all year. We played mostly sound, fundamental defense and had a great offensive gameplan to put the aggressive Mountaineer defense on their heels. Let's dive into what turned into an extremely intense game. Here's a link to the full game if you have the time. Here we have a 3rd and one for the Red Raider defense very early in the game. WVU is lined up in a two tight-end...
Double-T Nation Apr 16, 2015

Texas Tech vs. Kansas State Baseball Preview

The Red Raiders look to continue their winning win streak as they travel to the Little Apple for weekend Big 12 baseball against Kansas State. Records: #19 Texas Tech Red Raiders: 23-14 overall, 7-5 Big 12 (4-8 on the road) Kansas State Wildcats: 17-18 overall, 4-8 Big 12 (10-6 at home) Game Times: Game 1: Friday, April 17 at 6:30PM/ Tointon Family Stadium/ Manhattan, KS Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network Game 2: Saturday, April 18 at 2PM/ Tointon Family Stadium/ Manhattan, KS Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network Game 3: Sunday. April 19 at 1PM/ Tointon Family Stadium/ Manhattan,...
Double-T Nation Apr 16, 2015

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 4/16

This week is the week of the athlete. I cover three guys who could play multiple roles at the next level. Each one of these recruits could make an impact for Texas Tech at several different positions. Last week one of the recruits I covered was Tyrell Alexander who is listed as an athlete and will more than likely play wide receiver if he was to join Texas Tech. This week I take a look at three more athletes that Tech has its eyes on. One athlete the Red Raiders had its eyes on was former commit Tristen Wallace. On Wednesday Wallace committed to Ohio State, he will more than likely be...
Double-T Nation Apr 15, 2015

Win #10 - Texas Tech rides into and through Lincoln

The first installment of my top 10 wins in the past decade takes us to Lincoln, Nebraska. We had a date with Ndamukong Suh and the nationally ranked Cornhuskers. Date:  October 17, 2009 Location: Memorial Stadium -  Lincoln, NE Opponent:  #15 Nebraska Cornhuskers Attendance: 86,107 Score: Texas Tech 31  Nebraska 10 Our Red Raiders rolled into town with a 4-2 record coming off back to back wins against New Mexico and a complete drubbing of Kansas State. The most exciting thing since sliced bread, Steven "Sticks" Sheffield, was under center leading us into battle after a 7 TD...
Double-T Nation Apr 15, 2015

Texas Tech 2016 Draft Prospects

While most likely no Red Raiders will hear their name called at the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, that could change at the 2016 draft where Tech could have multiple players drafted. Draft day is almost here. We are a few weeks away from watching college stars take the next step in their careers. Unfortunately for the Red Raiders, the past 5 drafts have only seen 4 of our own get drafted (Jamar Wall-2010, Baron Batch-2011, Jace Amaro & Will Smith -2014), and this year's crop of draft eligible Red Raiders do not look like they will change the story. None were invited the annual NFL Scouting...
Double-T Nation Apr 14, 2015

Offensive Lineman Verbally Commits To Texas Tech

Tech adds another offensive lineman to their 2016 class. The Red Raiders add another offensive lineman to the 2016 class in Gio Pancotti. He is a 3-star recruit and #86 recruit in Texas according to Rivals. He holds offers from Tech and Houston. He is a big kid at 6'6 290. His hudl profile lists him as both a guard and tackle. Not sure how Lee Hayes plans on using him once he gets to Tech, but his size would indicate him playing tackle. Below are his highlights. Pancotti's commitment brings the current commit list to 5 for Texas Tech's 2016 class. 2016 Current Commits:Donte Coleman -...
Double-T Nation Apr 14, 2015

We Need To Stop Putting So Much Stock In Spring Football

Seriously. We need to have a chat about how we approach Spring Football in general as fans. Spring Football is one of my favorite times of the year. It's just starting to heat up to that near perfect summer temperature, everything is blooming (including my allergies), and high schools and colleges all around the grand ol' US of A are strapping up into full pads and beating up on each other for around 3 weeks. This is a time-honored tradition around modern football, and just like many things in football, we all love overreacting to it. Nearly every service that covers football as a whole...
Double-T Nation Apr 14, 2015

Top 10 Games of 2015: #10, Texas Tech vs UTEP 9/12/2015

This week I start with my top 10 countdown of this season's games based on importance. I lead off with when UTEP comes to town September 12th. 2014 Game Result: Texas Tech 30 at UTEP 26 UTEP 2014 Record: 7-6 2015 Game When: 9/12/2015 Where: Lubbock, TX Key Returners: #29 RB Aaron Jones (1321 yards, 11 TDs), #43 DE Roy Robertson-Harris (34 tackles, 3.5 Sacks) Key Matchup: Texas Tech's new defensive look against UTEP's solid run game Last year Texas Tech rolled into El Paso and nearly left with a lost to the Miners. This year UTEP comes to Lubbock for the second game of the year. Many may...
Double-T Nation Apr 13, 2015

This Week In Texas Tech Sports - 4/6 to 4/12

All your news from the week in one post. Well, it's definitely been a week or something like that. Max Olson of ESPN wrote a good piece on DeAndre Washington and the resurgence of the Texas Tech running game that you can read here. Olson sat down to talk with Kliff Kingsbury about everything Texas Tech related, from coaching at his alma mater, to the youth of his coaching staff, to his mentor, Rex Ryan. That article can be found here. Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal wrote a very in depth piece about Mike Mitchell and his road to Lubbock, which you can read here. Matias...
Double-T Nation Apr 13, 2015

Texas Tech boots the Aggies to win the National Title!

Conner begins with his dream scenario for the College Football Playoff Championship and previews the 2015 Red Raider special teams! Texas Tech is down by 2 on the 20-yard line with 1 second remaining on the clock. Texas A&M Aggies coach, Mike Sumlin, calls his final timeout hoping to ice the Red Raider kicker. After the TV broadcast shows both teams’ coaches and the crowd’s’ faces for the duration of the timeout, the teams line up. The long snapper hikes the ball to the kick holder, who plants the ball on the ground, just as the kicker begins going through his kicking motion. The...
Double-T Nation Apr 12, 2015

P/CP: Does Texas Tech always NEED to take a QB in every recruiting class?

In this installment of point/counterpoint Wes and Matt give some insight into their recruiting strategies. Specifically whether or not Texas Tech needs to take a QB in every recruiting class. Wes' Point: The simple answer is yes, you absolutely need to take a quarterback in every class.  Now, there are several reasons why the answer is yes. #1) The college football landscape has changed over the past decade. In today’s game, quarterbacks do not wait around for playing time like they have in the past. They want to play and they want to play now. Case in point, look at the Red Raiders...
Double-T Nation Apr 10, 2015

Flashback Film Room - "I DREAMED IT IN MY HEAD", Texas Tech vs. Texas '08

Last week's film room post was tough to write, so let's break down something happy this week. This game is without a doubt mine and most everyone else's favorite game in Texas Tech history. We all know the sights, sounds, and the heroics of Crabtree, but lost in all the emotion is that it was a very well played game by both teams. Let's find out exactly how the best college football game of all time was won. Here's the full game if you have the three hours to burn. We first find ourselves on the Texas 2-yard line after an incredible punt. I think everyone knows what play is coming up...
Double-T Nation Apr 9, 2015

Texas Tech vs. Baylor Baseball Preview

The Red Raiders look to win their second Big 12 series of the year against the Bears. Records: #23 Texas Tech Red Raiders: 19-14 overall, 4-5 Big 12 (16-6 at home). Baylor Bears: 13-19 overall, 4-5 Big 12 (2-8 on the road). Game Times: Game #1: Friday, April 10 at 6:30PM/ Rip Griffin Park/ Lubbock, TX TV: Fox Sports Southwest, Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network Game #2: Saturday, April 11 at 2PM/ Rip Griffin Park/ Lubbock, TX TV: Fox Sports Southwest Plus, Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network Game 3: Sunday, April 12 at 2PM/ Rip Griffin Park/ Lubbock, TX TV: Fox Sports...
Double-T Nation Apr 8, 2015

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 4/9

Last week I took a look at some stand-out recruits who were 4 & 5-star prospects. This week I take a look at some guys who aren't getting as much attention but could very well be steals for Texas Tech's 2016 class. Jakeem Grant, DeAndre Washington and Justis Nelson were all consensus 3-star recruits who made big impacts for Texas Tech last year. This week I take a look at some other under the radar prospects who could make lasting impressions at Tech. I look at a quarterback who sat behind one of the top quarterbacks in Texas, a cornerback who you may get confused for a famous wide receiver...
Double-T Nation Apr 8, 2015

Texas Tech's Matias Dominguez Gearing Up For The Masters

Texas Tech's own Matias Dominguez will play in the in PGA's first major of the year, The Masters, which begins tomorrow.
Double-T Nation Apr 8, 2015

Texas Tech's Odiase and Manderson - Season is Review

This is the final installment of the season in review. As you know by now I'm focusing on conference play ONLY specifically the first 9 games vs. the final 9. I personally feel stripping out all pre-conference numbers tells a better story for a players season. Ideally you see an improvement from the first 9 to the final 9 conference games. #32 Norense Odiase (Freshman) was a 3-star recruit out of Fort Worth (North Crowley), TX #1 Isaiah Manderson (Freshman) was a 3-star recruit from Bronx, NY coming to us from Oldsmar Christian School in Oldsmar, FL Positives: I sound like a broken...
Double-T Nation Apr 8, 2015

A Successful 2015 Texas Tech Football Season Looks Like _________?

With the 2014 season clearly in the rearview mirror, what defines a successful 2015 season for our beloved Red Raiders? We have written a handful of articles in the past month focused on 2014 and what led to the 4-8 season. Well enough dwelling on the past, time to start looking towards 2015. The first question I want to tackle is a big one: What will define a successful 2015 season? I say it is a big question, because the answer could be anyone number of things, some of which are rather subjective. I have reviewed the past several years with a focus on last season and have come to a...
Double-T Nation Apr 7, 2015

An Ode To Throwing Tortillas

An impassioned defense of the best tradition to ever grace the South Plains. Texas Tech is a school of many fairly unknown traditions. From the grass at Memorial Circle that remains untrod on, to good ol' Soapsuds whose butt points towards College Station, and even the absolutely gorgeous Carol of the Lights, we have many traditions that help unite our student body even after graduation. But all of our official traditions pale in comparison to our unofficial tradition: throwing varying amounts of flour tortillas on the field after the kickoff, no matter what stadium we're playing in. The...

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