Red Raider Gridiron | Positional and Player Preview Edition

Jul 23, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Tommy Tuberville speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

RECEIVER TWO-DEEP | LAJ's Don Williams takes a look at the two-deep for the receiver positions and I cannot think that there is a more deep receiving corp in the Big 12. West Virginia probably has the top two best receivers, but Texas Tech probably has the deepest.

DOEGE'S POTENTIAL | RP.com's Joe Yeager spoke with OC Neal Brown and head coach Tommy Tuberville about QB Seth Doege about the offense being more explosive and running more effectively and what they think of Doege's potential. Tuberville says that he thinks that Doege could throw for 5,000 yards this year and Brown thinks we'll see a more consistent Doege:

"I think our greatest strength is gonna be our quarterback play," Brown declares. "I’m excited about Seth. I’m excited about his development. I think he’s grown as a leader. I don’t think you’ll see as much of a rollercoaster as he had sometimes last year even though he did play very well. When he was bad he was bad; I don’t think you’ll see that this year."


Since we're talking about Doege, RRS.com's Mike Graham has a story about Doege and S Cody Davis taking a trip to Cedar Creek Lake, which is only 20 minutes from where I stay. The main part of the story is about how Doege has become more comfortable being a vocal leader and speaking to the media. Good story.

VIDEO THINGS | KAMC' Brian Dunacan, yes the former Red Raider linebacker, is doing these shorts taking a look at a handful of players and I'm not going to link to everyone, but rather tell you to go check them out. It's only a minute or so of video, but they were good and I enjoyed his insight.


The sportstacular KCBD's Pete Christy is doing a week-long bit about what Tuberville is doing to end the off-season and start the season. This was hilarious (to me). They show Tuberville getting his clubs out of his car that was most likely staged and they also show Tuberville burning the crap out of some sausage. There's also a scene where he's playing ping-pong that will probably be elaborated on this week. This is why I love Pete Christy. He is a bit silly, but he when he does stuff like this, it is highly entertaining to me and it makes me laugh. Must viewing.

NICHOLAS HONORABLE MENTION ALL-STATE | Per the Reporter News, QB Clayton Nicholas was given honorable mention All-State baseball honors. If I remember correctly, doesn't Nicholas play baseball left-handed, but throws the football right handed? I also tried to find some pitching stats, but came up empty handed. Do you think Tim Tadlock would maybe like to talk with Nicholas?

SPECIAL TEAMS PREVIEW | RRS.com's Aaron Dickens and Chris Level take a look at the special teams and they aren't expecting any real competition at any of the starting spots:

There really won't be any legitimate position battles on the special teams units when fall camp opens. Placekicker Ryan Bustin was very impressive in the spring and punter Ryan Erxleben is coming off of a very solid sophomore season. Alex Chester will be the team's new deep snapper, Austin Zouzalik should retain his punt returner job and Bradley Marquez and Javares McRoy have been penciled in at kick return for some time.

PENN ST. THING | There's been an ongoing and good discussion about Penn St. and on Friday, a member of the Freeh Group said that the NCAA should not have used the Freeh Report as the sole piece of evidence for the NCAA to punish Penn St.:

"That document was not meant to be used as the sole piece, or the large piece, of the NCAA's decision making," a source familiar with the investigation told The Chronicle on Thursday. "It was meant to be a mechanism to help Penn State move forward. To be used otherwise creates an obstacle to the institution changing."

MEET THE TWO DEEP | This continues after the jump (OL Matt Wilson, LB Terrance Bullitt, and OL Alfredo Morales). First though, OL Matt Wilson said that the might be utilized as a blocking tight end or also as a fullback. Interesting. I had sorta mentioned Wilson as a tight end option back in January.

OL Matt Wilson:

LB Terrance Bullitt:

OL Alfredo Morales:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Viva The Matadors

You must be a member of Viva The Matadors to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Viva The Matadors. You should read them.

Join Viva The Matadors

You must be a member of Viva The Matadors to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Viva The Matadors. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker