Date | September 7, 2013
Time | 6:00 pm CST
Good Guys | Texas Tech Red Raiders
Bad Guys | S.F. Austin Lumberjacks
Location | Jones AT&T Stadium | Lubbock, Texas
Weather | Sunny, High 92
TV | FSN
Radio | Affiliates
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If you need to know what channel the game is on, here's the information:
Suddenlink (Lubbock) - Channel 281
Time Warner (Dallas) - Channel 906
Charter Communications (Fort Worth) - Channel 300
Charter Communications (Dallas/Park Cities) - Channel 184
DirecTV - Channel 677 (677-1 HD)
Dish Network - Channel 440 (9575 HD)
AT&T U-Verse - Channel 756 (1756 HD)
Verizon Fios - Channel 77 (577 HD)
LINKS | These are your morning links:
- Congrats to former Red Raider head coach Spike Dykes was named the Lubbock Foundation Hero of the Year for 2013! This is pretty cool and a good way to start off today's links, via KCBD, Spike Dykes has been named the Lubbock Area Foundation Hero of the Year for 2013 and will be at a dinner on October 11 to announce the following:
The Lubbock Area Foundation will also announce the creation of a new endowment designated as the Sharon and Spike Dykes Endowment. Mr. Dykes stated, "This gift to the Lubbock area comes from my heart. By making this significant gift you are making great things possible on the South Plains - a place and people I care for deeply. I would like to have this gift help foster children and address health and wellness concerns. " The primary purpose of the Lubbock Area Foundation is to attract and build permanent endowments that benefit the South Plains area.
- The LAJ has a ton of stuff, including a depth chart and matchups and stuff, but I'm just going to highlight a few things. Nice profile on WR Eric Ward, who was recruited by Clay McGuire, who is now on Leach's staff at WSU. I talked quite a bit to Clay's brother, Cody McGuire, who played for Texas Tech, at the Dykes golf tournament reception. Great guy. Back to Ward, he talked about his redshirt freshman year (we should all be careful when writing off redshirt freshmen or sophomores, sometimes players need time) and he said this is what motivated him:
"I think the biggest factor in me making that big jump was ... ," Ward said, then searched for the right words. "I was motivated not to fail. I felt like I’d hit an obstacle. I needed to overcome that obstacle, so I took it upon myself to work on things that coach said I needed to work on. Every day after practice, you see me working on my hands and stuff like that. Really, it paid off for me."
- Also from the LAJ is a bit on Kingsbury finally (it's only been one game) coaching a game in Lubbock and a general preview of the game.
- A bit of a local look from SFA from the Longview News-Journal previewing the game.
- 24/7 Sports has a ton of updates and stats on some high schoolers, some of them Texas Tech commits, from last night.
- Totally Texas Tech with some new stadium renovation and video board photos. Great work all summer taking photos TTURed and keeping us updated!
- SB Nation has your full television schedule for week 2.
- Well, well, well. The QB Baker Mayfield story has made it to USA Today:
"Instantly, Baker makes things happen," Lake Travis offensive coordinator David Collins said. "He just sets the world on fire. We knew he was a guy who was gonna be good, but from the moment he stepped on the field – right then, I knew what Baker was."
- You may scoff, but the interview with Kliff Kingsbury on the Doug Gottlieb Show was pretty good and I was entertained. Gottlieb actually asked about the Texas Tech co-eds. You'll need to scroll down and click on the interview.
- Football Study Hall has their picks (again, based on math and stuff) and picks Texas Tech to win, but won't beat the spread, which is about 38 or so.
- Awful Announcing has a good look at the SB Nation vs. Bleacher Report situation. There's no doubt that those of us who are on the SBN side of things, we are so pro-SBN it's not fair, while B/R really does a fantastic job of figuring out SEO and getting hits and links, they just haven't figured out the community aspect. Of course, B/R may not care about community.