Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2012-09-19

Sept 15, 2012; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Darren Moore (14) reaches for a pass as he is defended by New Mexico Lobos defensive back Vershad Jackson (30) in the third quarter at Jones AT&T Stadium. Texas Tech defeated New Mexico, 49-14. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

ODDS AND ENDS

Just want to give you guys an update on the new format. We're set to launch on Monday, but for those of you who know about launching things, that can sometimes be delayed. I can tell you that it's quite different that what you are used to seeing. In fact, you can check out The Verge if you'd like a look at how things will look, but just want to let you know that the key for me is that the content will be the same.

OLYMPIC SPORTS

Congrats to cross-country runner Kennedy Kithuka for being named the Big 12 Runner of the Week! He dominated and set a course record last week. Congrats to soccer player Janine Beckie for being named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week! The DT has a feature on midfielder Hannah Devine who is only 17 years old. The volleyball team will play tonight in Nevada in their last non-conference game.

BASEBALL

Here's TTU's Brandon Rawe with a look at the baseball team that sports 32 new players and the only four returning players are Tim Proudfoot, Jerad McCrummin, Andre Wheeler, Trey Masek and Scott LeJeune. I thought LeJeune had graduated, but I'll take his bat with so many new faces.

FOOTBALL

Here is the link to what I think is the latest episode of the Raider Power on the football team. Open the link, start the player, wait 5 seconds and hit pause, then go drink a beer and come back and watch the whole thing without interruption. The content is good and I enjoy watching this and I'm sorta in love with Art Kaufman right now. That's embarrassing. I'm sorry.

LAJ's Don Williams writes about the offensive line, the veterans and newcomers that comprise this unit, including a true freshman getting some time at center, Jerad Kaster. Since you never hear from LT LaAdrian Waddle, here he is to talk about the running game.

"Especially being at Tech, it’s always good to run for that many yards," Waddle said. "Being at Tech, everybody considers us pass-first. I’m not going to stay it doesn’t feel good to see that (rushing) stat. It does. I just really think that’s the result of all the hard work we’ve been putting in at practice."

LAJ's Nick Kosmider has a notebook and writes that CB Jeremy Reynolds is set to undergo surgery, but WR Shawn Corker returned to practice, but C/G Tony Morales suffered a slight setback and may not be ready for Iowa St. Still, it seems that the injury stuff we're doing is holding form for the most part. Kosmider also details the players of the game and said that it was QB Seth Doege for offense, DT Kerry Hyder for defense and LB Blake Dees for special teams. RP.com's Scott Fitzgerald has some observations about the New Mexico game.

SB Nation has two offerings for you, Spencer Hall's The Alphabetical and Bill Connelly's The Numerical, with this Texas Tech note:

1. Texas Tech possessions that didn't extend inside New Mexico's 25-yard line in a 49-14 Red Raiders win. Tech gained 702 yards (7.8 per play), and Seth Doege completed 27 of 35 passes for 340 yards and six touchdowns in the Red Raiders' third consecutive romp of the season. It's one thing to beat poor competition; it's another to dominate like Tech has been dominating.

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