Friday Morning Links at Viva The Matadors | 2013-02-15

The softball team heads to New Mexico. Continuing to celebrate the Lady Raiders National Championship. Kosmider opines to make Chris Walker the head coach. Miscellaneous football links.

ODDS AND ENDS

* Why I am done arguing with Darren Rovell forever - SBNation.com

SOFTBALL

* Texas Tech Heads West for Troy Cox Classic - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site
* Tech softball team determined to dominate - The Daily Toreador: Sports

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

* Lady Raiders from 1993 team find success as coaches | Red Raiders

MEN'S BASKETBALL

* School-Record Five Red Raiders Earn Academic Honors - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site | Congrats!
* Red Raiders ready to avenge loss against Mountaineers - The Daily Toreador: Sports
* Kosmider: Walker should be made Texas Tech's permanent basketball coach | Red Raiders

His time on the AAU circuit in Texas helped Walker forge relationships with a large number of coaches in the Lone Star State and beyond, bonds that are crucial to any coach hoping to keep pace in the recruiting game. His experiences as an assistant at basketball strongholds Villanova and New Mexico don’t hurt his case either.

Moreover, Walker believes he already knows how to best sell Lubbock to prospective players.

“The one thing I love about Tech,” Walker said, “is there are so many people in this town who have love for Tech, and it comes out in every single way, it oozes out of their body, and the kids gravitate to that. And, I might add, and I’ve heard this time and time again, they don’t get that at every school they go to. It’s more commercial. Here it’s more real. Here it’s more people over program."

FOOTBALL

* Happy Valentine's Day from Campus Union | Campus Union - SI.com | We heart you Holly!
* Happy Valentine's Day From The Rest Of The Big 12 Football Coaches - The Smoking Musket | We heart you Smoking Musket!
* Mike Leach speaks about politics, football - The Daily Toreador: La Vida

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