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Double-T Nation 12 hours ago

Who will be visiting for the Texas Tech / Texas game?

We take a look at what big prospects will be visiting for the Texas game this weekend, including a few 4-star recruits. Here is the long list of prospects in Lubbock Two weeks ago, we had two basketball recruits visit Texas Tech and one coming away committing to the Red Raiders. Then just this past Tuesday, one of the visitors for the West Virginia game (Carlos Strickland) committed to Texas Tech. Visits matter. Kahlil Haughton and Viamoe Sekona were supposed to visit this weekend, but Haughton pushed it back to the OU game and Sekona has committed to Oklahoma State. This weekend, a few...
Double-T Nation 14 hours ago

Weekly Conversation: The Perfect Day, Roosevelt's Fists, and the Longhorns

This week's installment of the Weekly Conversation discusses the perfect day, Theodore Roosevelt's fists, more on the silence of Texas Tech's football program and the Longhorns. Seth C: Well, you made it to the sideline and met a state trooper and you saw a team that was never into the game. Having no idea what you wrote about, I non-transcribed Mike Smith's comments from the Monday press conference and he said that some of the back-ups quit on the team. The most frustrating thing about all of this, at least for me, is that I have no idea how the inner workings of a football team of 100...
Double-T Nation 17 hours ago

The Huddle: Texas Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

We preview Saturday's rivalry game between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas Tech Red Raiders, where we discuss Kingsbury's issues as the head coach, players to watch and keys to the game. I’ve tried to organize some of the questions about Kingsbury and added my two cents about some of the common issues and/or complaints about Texas Tech and head coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterbacks and all sorts of things. 1. Hire an Offensive Coordinator. Yeah, this one is easy. It’s not going to happen. It’s just not. Kingsbury is his own offensive coordinator and there will not be any...
Double-T Nation 21 hours ago

Red Raider Gridiron: Reliving 2008; Isaac HOF; Bowlsby Talks LHN

Offensive coordinator Eric Morris is asked about reliving 2008. Larry Isaac will be inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame and Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby talks about the Longhorn Network. Two Minute Drill with Kingsbury. "Don't let the last game beat you twice." -- Kliff Kingsbury #truth #humbled #blessed #hashtag #IAmAddingAllOfTheseHashtagsForNoReason #GonnaGetSomeColdCutsToday Courtney Davis affirms, as did Kingsbury last night, that QB Davis Webb is a game-day decision, so there's your injury update. Reliving 2008. LAJ's Don Williams sat down with Eric Morris about the 2008...
Double-T Nation Oct 30, 2014

Football in the Big XII: Week 10 preview

K-State shut out the Longhorns, Mountaineers win in Stillwater and TCU dominates Texas Tech. Plus a look into Week 10 match-ups. Baylor Bears SB Nation Blog: Our Daily Bears Last Week: Bye Last Week’s MVP: None This Week: Saturday, November 1st @ 3:00pm on FS1 | Kansas vs. Baylor Baylor welcomes the bottom of the Big XII into town this weekend for a match-up against the Jayhawks. Kansas has had respectable performances against OKST and TTU this month, but it won't be enough to beat Baylor. On offense, Baylor should balance the ball and expose Kansas's weak secondary. On defense, defend...
Double-T Nation Oct 30, 2014

Air Raid Playbook: Fake Screen, Vert

We're taking a look at one of the explosive plays from the game against Texas Christian, before the wheels fell off. Like last week, we've got a play that was successful due to some setup work previous. We've seen Tech run countless sideline screens, where the ball is thrown out quickly a receiver near the sideline and the other receiver(s) to that side run upfield and start blocking someone. This play starts out the same. Formation Tech is in a one-back, 2x2 formation. This is a pretty standard formation and one where DeAndre Washington was able to break off a huge run from earlier. There...
Double-T Nation Oct 30, 2014

Red Raider Gridiron: Jenkins and Atoe Playing at LB; Newbold and Madison Playing at CB

Thoughts on how the Texas Tech defense and Texas offense are both struggling, while some young back-ups are receiving playing time, in Malik Jenkins and Sam Atoe at linebacker and LaDarius Newbold and Tevin Madison at cornerback. Struggling Sides of the Ball. The LAJ writes about how the Texas offense and the Texas Tech defense are both struggling and defensive coordinator Mike Smith knows that RB Malcolm Brown and RB Johnathan Gray are both talented running backs: Operating behind a patchwork line this season, Brown has been over 70 yards in only two games and Gray has topped 50...
Double-T Nation Oct 29, 2014
Recruiting on the South Plains: 2015 WR Carlos Strickland Player Profile

Recruiting on the South Plains: 2015 WR Carlos Strickland Player Profile

We profile Texas Tech's 12th commitment, WR Carlos Strickland, a 6-4/195 pound receiver from Skyline in Dallas. One of the things that I never really understood when Neal Brown was here was his affinity for big, but a bit slower wide receivers. I completely bought into this year thinking that the smaller, faster wide receivers would be a really terrific change of pace for Texas Tech. This hasn't worked out really at all for Texas Tech and it's clear that with Strickland and Tyron Johnson, guys that they have been out in front of for a long time, identified this issue pretty early and...
Double-T Nation Oct 29, 2014

Red Raiders in the NFL 10.29.14

Tom Brady and Danny Amendola become reacquainted, as the former Red Raider returns to being a solid contributor the last couple of weeks, and Wes Welker has just one goal for this season. Amendola has been found. Danny Amendola seemed to be MIA for the first part of the season, but the last couple of weeks he has provided a spark for the New England Patriots as a punt returner. I accidentally overlooked him in last week's post after he had a career game against the New York Jets. He had the game-winning touchdown and recovered an onside kick to help his team find a narrow victory. Way to...
Double-T Nation Oct 29, 2014
Texas v. Texas Tech | Home Game Hotspots

Texas v. Texas Tech | Home Game Hotspots

A few things to check out this Halloween weekend... We must move on from last week. And what better way than to pretend you're someone else on Friday night? Pretty much every bar in town is having some sort of Halloween bash and/or costume contest, so take your pick, and make it count. Then, on Saturday, we ride. #wreckem Lubbock Events Wednesday, October 29th Jake'sJ&B's Halloween Bash - 7:00pmMiss May I, Affiance, So it Begins, Moments till Fall, and Swing for the Fences Thursday, October 30th Mean Woman GrillJunior Vasquez - 6:30pm La DiosaSpivy - 7:30pm The Blue LightCostello with...
Double-T Nation Oct 29, 2014
Texas Tech Basketball | Exclusive Season Preview

Texas Tech Basketball | Exclusive Season Preview

Recaps, Preseason Awards, Player Profiles, Game Analysis, Season Predictions, and more! Recapping the 2013-14 Season Record: 14-18 (Big 12 6-12) Points per game: 68.4 Rank: #245 Assists per game: 11.4 Rank: #267 Rebounds per game: 32.9 Rank: #270 3-pt FG %: 31.3% Rank: #314 Free Throw %: 72.8% Rank: #72 Steals per game: 6.1 Rank: #166 Blocks per game: 3.7 Rank: #156 Departures: Jaye Crockett, Dejan Kravic, Kader Tapsoba, Jamal Williams, Dusty Hannahs (transfer), Jordan Tolbert (transfer), Patrick Strake The Coaches Head Coach Tubby Smith - Head Coaching Record of 525-244...
Double-T Nation Oct 29, 2014

Red Raider Gridiron: UT & TTU Are Both Down; OL Looks to Improve; Former Players Talk Kingsbury

Both UT and Texas Tech are both in a down year. The offensive line looks to rebound from last year's awful play against Texas. Former players talk about head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Both Are a Big Down. The LAJ's Don Williams writes about how both Texas Tech and Texas are both in down cycles: "Where we're at, any win would be good," said Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, whose team has lost nine of 10 Big 12 games dating to last Oct. 26. "It's been one of those years where any win is good." "I don't think we're going to check out," Strong told reporters Monday in Austin, "because you still have...
Double-T Nation Oct 28, 2014

Quick Reaction: Texas Tech lands 4-star WR Carlos Strickland

After visiting TCU this weekend, Carlos Strickland decides to shut down his commitment and choose the Red Raiders, becoming the 12th commit of the class. Here is your reaction thread Well what a nice surprise this is. Carlos Strickland decided to commit after visiting TCU this weekend, but he didn't commit to the victor. Skyline HS twitter announced that Carlos Strickland decided to stay a Raider at the next level, becoming Tech's 12th commitment. He becomes the 2nd receiver in the 2015 class and the 5th (yes, 5th) blue chip recruit. Here is my analysis of Carlos Strickland from back in...
Double-T Nation Oct 28, 2014

Red and Black Series: Game 3, 4 & 5 Recap

Texas Tech finishes up their Red and Black series this week with a 3 game series. Here is your recap. Game 3 The third game of the Red and Black series was this Tuesday, with the series tied 1-1 and a chance to take a 2-1 lead. Here were the line-ups: #TexasTech #RedBlackSeries Game 3 Starting Lineups #WreckEm ... pic.twitter.com/F8kccdjc0K — Scott Lacefield (@ScottLacefield) October 28, 2014 The game looked like it was going to be a pitching match-up at first, with Dusek and Smith doing well. However, Dusek started to lose command in the 2nd inning and couldn't pitch a strike,...
Double-T Nation Oct 28, 2014

Pullquotes: Kingsbury, Kaster & Fehoko

We've got the notes & quotes from the weekly press conference as the team is preparing to host Texas this weekend. I'm done thinking about the cluster that we saw on Saturday versus TCU. This week, Tech is hosting the Longhorns, at home, at night, on Halloween weekend. Kingsbury First up are a barrage of questions regarding Webb's status, and again we get the pretty standard response from Kingsbury. He hasn't seen Webb prior to the press conference so he doesn't know for sure, but he has spoken with the trainers. Apparently, Webb has been in the facility for rehab on his ankle and...
Double-T Nation Oct 28, 2014
The Deafening Silence of Texas Tech Football

The Deafening Silence of Texas Tech Football

Sensory overload is common in chaotic situations; the sights and sounds that surround can overwhelm. But on Saturday, one sound in particular caught my attention, and I can't shake its emptiness. David Brenner is quite possibly the hardest working player currently manning the Red Raiders' sideline. The junior long-snapper practices his trade continuously throughout the game and as long as he has fifteen feet of clearance with a few inches on either side, he'll seek out Taylor Symmank and continue perfecting his snaps. Often a trainer or stray defensive player will wander into his...
Double-T Nation Oct 28, 2014

Red Raider Gridiron: Webb is Day-to-Day; DC Smith Talks Defense

QB Davis Webb is day-to-day and we have updates on other injury situations, plus, defensive coordinator Mike Smith talks about the TCU game and how the staff will find players that are tough. Smith: "Everyone on this team is replaceable". I couldn't help myself as I wasn't sure what MeestahRogers is going to write about, but I thought this was good.  Here's a non-transcript of defensive coordinator's Mike Smith's press conference, emphasis mine: Not going to watch the film, some of the stuff is unacceptable. Have to move on to the Longhorns. See how we bounce back. Have to know...
Double-T Nation Oct 27, 2014

Texas Tech's Redzone Offense

Discussing Texas Tech's redzone issues, in particular, is Davis Webb regressing from 2013 to 2014 in the redzone or getting better? There is a great sports debate going on in the comments today about Texas Tech's redzone rate and I had some free time during my lunch hour and I thought that I would look into the stats because that's what we do.  I was going to run with this on Friday in The Huddle, but figured that this was enough to post here and then let you all from from there. Since all we care about are touchdowns, I was curious as to whether or not the redzone, statistically, was any...
Double-T Nation Oct 27, 2014

Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 10/27/2014

Tech targets get coaches visits, a 2017 recruit commits to the Red Raiders, some top targets name Tech in their top group and baseball gets on the best players in the nation. Plus a look at Damion Ratley and Tipa Galeai Damion Ratley - Wide Receiver (Blinn College, Brenham, TX) Height Weight 40 time Vertical 6'2" 190 lbs 4.47 35" Ratings: 82 by 247/ NR by ESPN / 5.5 by Rivals / 2-star by Scout Interest: UTSA (Warm), Texas Tech (Warm), Kentucky (Warm) Texas Tech offered Damion Ratley a couple weeks ago, making him one of several WR offers as of late and the 3rd to come out of...
Double-T Nation Oct 27, 2014

Red Raider Gridiron: Recapping TCU; Updates on Webb, Fortenberry & Stidham Injuries

We recap the newspapers from the TCU game plus we have a few updates on Davis Webb and Reshod Fortenberry as well as Texas Tech commit Jarrett Stidham having surgery on his right hand. Texas Tech Unravels. LAJ's Don Williams writes about how Texas Tech unraveled on Saturday: Special teams mishandled a sky kickoff. Earlier this season, Kansas State tried that tactic twice with no success against the Red Raiders, but it worked Saturday and it led to a touchdown. Tyler Scalzi got into position to make a fair catch around the 20, but didn't and nothing good usually happens when you let a...