DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2011-06-08

Lots of stuff today, a profile on Texas Tech's newest commit, Micah Awe, and continuing the series on the 4-2-5 later this morning.

FOOTBALL
Scout.com: Tech Nabs Late Night Commit
As mentioned above, I'll have more on Texas Tech's latest commitment, Micah Awe, a linebacker from Mansfield Summit.

Four Red Raiders Named to Lindy's Preseason All-Big 12 Teams - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
A couple of different names than who Steele had named, which is LG Lonnie Edwards, CB Tre' Porter, LT LaAdrian Waddle and RB Eric Stephens.

Video: One good thing -- Texas Tech - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Ubben talks about QB Seth Doege being the one good thing for Texas Tech this year.

The Big 12's Best Defensive Coordinators - Turfburner
Jay Beck looks at the DC's in the Big 12 and Texas Tech's defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow is lumped in at the end, which is fine by me considering he's never coordinated a defense and right now, he's certainly an unknown.

2011 Starters Broken Down By Class | Phil Steele
According to Steele's formula, Texas Tech is right in the middle, #65.

I'm running out of time this morning, so the rest of the links are without comment.

Greg Schiano plan to abolish kickoffs will better safety, excitement - Andy Staples - SI.com

Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock Gears Up For Meeting with Justice Department

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor made up to $40,000 signing memorabilia - ESPN

Colt McCoy's wife talks agents, boosters - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Ex-Laurel Hill basketball star Brad Reese first in family to earn college degree | earn, reese, family - Crestview News Bulletin
This article was originally published in the LAJ by Courtney Linehan and this link is the same article.  I'm posting it again because I thought it was well done and I think I posted it on a weekend so I don't think a lot of people saw it.  Anyway, it's about Brad Reese being the first person in his family receive a college diploma, which I think is a really big deal.  Congrats to Brad!

Father-son package deal for elite 2012 recruit? - CBSSports.com
Interesting, John Reese a high school coach for Bryan HS has job offers from Texas A&M, Texas Tech and LSU.  Reese is a well-thought of high school coach, but the reason he has all these offers now is that he has a son, PG J-Mychal Reese, who is one of the top players in the 2012 class. 

BASEBALL
Kelby Tomlinson Drafted in 12th Round by San Francisco Giants - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE and Giants take Tomlinson; Tech signee Ford goes to Philly | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Marquez faces decisions after getting picked by Mets | marquez, baseball, mets - Baseball - Odessa American Online
Make sure and read the second link, Watson's article, as it appears that Texas Tech may lose their current shortstop, Kelby Tomlinson, and who they hoped would replace him, Trey Ford.  The third link is where football commit Bradley Marquez was drafted, but he says he was disappointed that he wasn't drafted higher. 

TRACK AND FIELD
Tech Track Looking for Trophy at NCAA Championships - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE and Red Raiders' eyes squarely on national championship | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
I think the competition starts today, good luck to all involved!

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