Odds and Ends
Day Off: Its a quiet day today as the team had Wednesday off from practice. That means we'll have a lot more stuff tomorrow morning, plus I've been working on a preview, as have a lot of SB Nation college blogs, in partnership with CBS Sports. You may or may not have noticed that most SB Nation blogs are included on the CBS Sports team pages, including Double-T Nation.
Texas Tech Football
Freshman Safety Focus: LAJ's Don Williams features two freshmen safeties, Daniel Cobb and Will Ford who are not intimidated by the expectations of left behind by Darcel McBath and Daniel Charbonnet. Here's Cobb:
"It shows you the coaches are going to put you in a position to do well,’’ said Cobb, a 6-foot-1, 206-pound Killeen Ellison graduate. "You’ve just got to be able to make the play when they put you there.’’
And Ford on his and Cobb working together to be better football players:
"We chill with each other outside of football as well,’’ Ford said, "and we also study plays with each other and try to make each other better when we come out here. That way we can execute fast.’’
Focus on Graves: RedRaiderSports.com's Brian Lane has today's freshman focus on DT Pearlie Graves and I liked this:
HOW HAVE THE OLDER GUYS UP FRONT HELPED YOU?
"My whole team, the whole defense I can look to my left or right and ask someone a question and know that they will help me out."
I know/hope Graves was joking (right?):
WHAT CLASS ARE YOU LEAST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS FALL?
"I got to say all of them (laughing)."
Neglected Audio, Video and Photos: Fox34 had a small feature on new graduate assistant, Sonny Cumbie: