DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2011-06-30

FOOTBALL
Big 12 position rankings: Linebackers - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
I'm not surprised that Texas Tech was ranked last here.  Unproven and inexperienced linebackers is what we have here at Texas Tech and until they prove it on the field, I'm fine with this. 

Mailbag: TT, bad unis, trap games, future - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
The Ubbenator answers a handful of questions about Texas Tech and the first question is asking Ubben to list the three positive things happening with the football program with this being his most positive item:

Finally, I think Tech brought in one of the best rising coaches in the game in Chad Glasgow. There’s no arguing what he did at TCU in the secondary, and it’s not like he was doing it with gobs of NFL talent. Tejay Johnson was a Thorpe Award finalist and went undrafted, for various reasons. Combine his potential with Tuberville’s defensive pedigree, and you’ve got to be very optimistic about the program’s future.

Former Tech coach pleads guilty to domestic violence charge - KCBD, NewsChannel 11 Lubbock
Former defensive coordinator James Willis receives 6 months probation for pleading guilty to domestic violence charges.

BASKETBALL
Does ‘package deal’ explain Young’s Kansas choice? | Beyond the Arc
Remember when Merv Lindsay was committed to Texas Tech but none of us were really sure if he was a scholarship player or a preferred walk-on or something else?  Lindsay eventually found a scholarship at Kansas, which was a bit shocking (to me) as I thought that Lindsay was a fine shooting guard for a rebuilding program like Texas Tech, but for Kansas?  He seemed like a soft, outside shooting small forward who had no highlights dunking or going to the rim.  BTA is saying that they think that Lindsay and a transfer from San Diego were part of a package deal.

BASEBALL
Mount Si shortstop Tim Proudfoot commits to play for Texas Tech : Snoqualmie, WA – SnoValley Star – News, Sports, Classifieds
Proudfoot was initially given 25% of a scholarship, but after Texas Tech had so many defections, head coach Dan Spencer upped the offer to 60% and Proudfoot committed.

MISCELLANEOUS
Texas Tech Enters Into Retail Agreement with LIDS Sports Group - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Interesting, I buy almost all of my hats at LIDS.  I always thought they had the best variety, especially online, but .

FOR THE 7-FOOT SET, PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PROVIDES MORE - 07.04.11 - SI Vault
Really interesting . . . living life as a 7-footer.  Hint, it's not easy.

R&B diva LaBelle files countersuit in beating case  | accessAtlanta
Well.  Richard King's lawsuit against Patti Labelle (remember, he's J.T. King's grandson, former coach of Texas Tech) just got ramped up as Labelle has filed a counter-suit against.

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