DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2011-08-27

This is most likely my last post for the next couple of days.  Moved almost all of the furniture out of my house yesterday and will be movin' on in with my parents tonight.  Should be fun.  Hopefully, I'll have internet access on Monday and see you then.

BIG 12 EXPANSION
Bailey says Big 12 will attract big names if Aggies bolt|myFOXlubbock | FOX 34 News KJTV Lubbock, Texas
Big names seems like such a far-fetched idea considering how this conference is crumbling, but President Guy Bailey seems confident:

"If they were to leave, we'd aggressively expand the Big 12. We'd go looking for one to three replacements. What we'd hope to do is replace them with someone outside our current footprint in the Big 12, somebody with great academics and a wonderful sports tradition. I think there's several schools out there that'd be interested. We don't think it'll be a problem. We think you'll be surprised, well, let me just put it this way: We'll be very aggressive and we think you'd be surprised with the results," Bailey said.

TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL
Texas Tech University Official Athletic Site | Offensive coordinator Neal Brown, Defensive Coordinator Chad Glasgow | CB Sawyer Vest | RB Ronnie Daniels
Lots of film, almost 10 minutes worth.  Good to hear from the coordinators.

Texas Tech walk-on Sawyer Vest earns scholarship | College Sports Blog | The Dallas Morning News
I mentioned Vest yesterday, but it bears repeating that CB Sawyer Vest, FB Omar Ontiveros, CB Eugene Neboh, and DS Jesse Smitherman all earned scholarships.  Congrats to all!

Red Raiders football notebook: Washington, Daniels will play | Red Raiders
Williams notes (and this is all in the first link with the film) per OC Brown that RB Kenny Williams is most likely not going to play as he's more of a feature back and they don't want to burn his redshirt on a handful of plays, while DeAndre Washington is a bit more versatile and will play, as will RB Ronnie Daniels.  OC Brown also says that Alfredo Morales is making a push to be the back-up center and there's a chance that Le'Raven Clark could play this year.  Also, for those of you on the RB Harrison Jeffers watch, he did return to practice after not being able to practice because of a bad back. 

Meet The Two-Deep: Scotty Young - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site (watch via YouTube)

RedRaiderSports.com - Roundtable: Tech's best player?
RRS.com's Chris Level, Aaron Dickens and Will McKay get their roundtable-on about the football team.

Scout.com: Texas Tech Preview: Secondary
Yeager previews the secondary.

BIG 12 AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL
The Big 12's Power Trends - Football Study Hall
Tough to explain, but this is worth your time. 

2011 Missouri Football Preview: Tiger State of the Union | Barking Carnival

2011 College Football Preview: Breaking Down The Big 12 | August

LADY RAIDER SOCCER
Late Goal Sends Ole Miss Past Tech - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site
Dang.

LADY RAIDER VOLLEYBALL
Texas Tech Falls to TCU in Season Opener - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site
Dang.

TEXAS TECH BASEBALL
Texas Tech Baseball Team Reports on First Day of Class - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site

TEXAS TECH BASKETBALL
Legendary hoops coach Bob Knight to come off Texas Tech payroll Wednesday | Red Raiders
I had no idea he was still on the payroll and I'm guessing that he won't be raising any money for Texas Tech in the near future, so I guess this is fine.

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