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Double-T Nation 3 hours ago
The Early Edition: Texas Longhorns

The Early Edition: Texas Longhorns

We're moving on into the end of the season as we take a look at the Texas Longhorns. Texas Tech will host the Longhorns in Lubbock on November 1st. Difference Makers David Ash. As the starting QB in a new offensive system, with a new QB coach (3rd in 3 seasons apparently), he's going to have a lot riding on his shoulders in Charlie Strong's inaugural season. Ash has been cleared to return to practice after only playing in 3 games last season due to concussion. With dwindling playmakers on the offensive side of the ball with just about each passing day, Ash's role continues to grow. Also,...
Double-T Nation 7 hours ago

VTM Roundtable: What is Success for Texas Tech; What Will Be Chiaverini's Impact; Biggest Takeaway from Big 12 Media Days

We try to figure out what will be success for Texas Tech, what will be Darrin Chiaverini's impact for the special teams and the biggest takeaway from the Big 12 Media Days. 1. How do you define success for Texas Tech in 2014? LSRR: To echo Coach Kingsbury, consistency. That can mean several things, whether it's being consistent in moving the ball offensively or committing fewer penalties. Tech also needs to improve in their ability to generate turnovers, and at the same token, their ability to maintain possession. Last season, we had 33 turnovers and only gained 19. That put us at 121st in...
Double-T Nation 12 hours ago

Texas Tech Links: Clark is Top 100 Player; Welker is Motivated; Amaro Expected to be Okay

Le'Raven Clark was one of the top 100 players in the country. Wes Welker is motivated by people doubting him. Jace Amaro was injured yesterday, but he's expected to be just fine. Hey you guys.  I was busy all weekend.  On Saturday, we had a post about how Texas Tech has the top two 2015 committed player as part of their class and one of the top JUCO's and we also checked in with Tommy Tuberville, then we had a summary video of Kliff Kingsbury during his time at the ESPN studios.  On Sunday, I posted about how Jace Amaro's coaches are telling him to "Ginobili it" and then I posted...
Double-T Nation Jul 27, 2014

Kliff Kingsbury Instills Personal Responsibility

Kliff Kingsbury has had a message of personal responsibility since he arrived at Texas Tech and the message is getting through. We actually have a couple of things there, the first article is a really terrific look from the LAJ at how head coach Kliff Kingsbury had to come in after being hired at Texas Tech and establish a set of rules and demand of the players some personal responsibility for their actions and the second article is from the DMN and has to do with the seemingly never-ending discussion about the student-athletes receiving additional benefits. The LAJ article is terrific...
Double-T Nation Jul 27, 2014

Texas Tech Links: Amaro Ginobili's It; Gundy with Bears; Eguavoen on Stiker

Jace Amaro has the NY Jets playbook down and is working on improvisation. Dylan Gundy signs with the Bears and Sam Eguavoen talks about OU's Eric Striker. He's Got that Playbook and Notebook. The NY Jets camp has started and the Times writes about Jace Amaro's transition to learning the playbook and there's this passage in the article that I think some of you might enjoy: It helped, as did a pithy phrase, not unlike those Amaro's father would text him, that Hagen devised. Just Ginobili it, Hagen would tell him. That advice, based on the unconventional playing style of San Antonio forward...
Double-T Nation Jul 26, 2014

VIDEO: ESPN Car Wash Summary with Kliff Kingsbury

The Texas Tech site compiled a summary video of head coach Kliff Kingsbury during his day at the ESPN studios.
Double-T Nation Jul 26, 2014
Texas Tech Links: Best 2015 Commits; Checking in on Tuberville

Texas Tech Links: Best 2015 Commits; Checking in on Tuberville

Texas Tech has the best 2015 commits and we check in on Cincinnati's head coach, Tommy Tuberville. We also check in on the Oklahoma and Texas situations. OMG. I found this on the Twitter last night as I was about to doze off and then I passed out. I know that you all aren't the biggest fans of Tommy Tuberville, but I thought you all would appreciate this. OMG @Koz_UC: New segment of fantasy camp this year, @TTuberville Unplugged. #Bearcats pic.twitter.com/tsyOE8oWff — Seth Jungman (@SethC_J) July 26, 2014 Must Reads The Summer Preview: TCU Horned Frogs Seth C Kliff...
Double-T Nation Jul 25, 2014

The Summer Preview: TCU Horned Frogs

The TCU Horned Frogs are the 8th team on Texas Tech's schedule. We delve into five things about their program as well as a Q&A with Frogs O' War. Quick Hits: Opponent: @ TCU Horned FrogsLast Year's Record: 4-8, 2-7Coach: Gary PattersonGame 8: October 25th Five Things: Must Reads The Early Edition: TCU Horned Frogs DoubleTFaithful Must Reads The Early Edition: TCU Horned Frogs 1. The Offense. This is the problem. The offense was simply awful for TCU last year and it's why TCU ended up hiring Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie. TCU will officially a spread team starting...
Double-T Nation Jul 25, 2014

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 Jul 25, 2014

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 Jul 24, 2014

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...

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