Capn Leach weighs in on name calling

Basically says don't be a baby, love this guy.

Nick Saban Wants Change, So Of Course The NCAA Says "SIR YES SIR!!"

The change to the targeting rule is good, because the residual 15-yard penalty was just stupid. The substitution rule on the other hand . . .

Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII -- "A Hero's Welcome: Full Story"

Posted this is thread and this is probably the best place for it. I hope you take the 5 min to watch it. It’s a documentary about the making of the Super Bowl commercial. I had not seen it before.

Texas Tech soccer makes "Top Drawer" haul on NSD

Lost in all of the excitement of Kliff's awesome football recruiting class was the quite impressive haul that Coach Tom Stone made on NSD for the Texas Tech women's soccer team.

Coach Stone followed his 2013 #16 final national ranking and undefeated Big 12 season with a class that, like Coach Kingsbury, addressed immediate need. This included an impressive 3* Top Drawer all-state goalkeeper from California, Carissa Christensen, who will help fill the void left by All-Big 12 First-teamer Victoria Esson, who allowed only 2 goals in conference play in 2013 before graduating. Goalkeeping in soccer, like hockey, can put you over the top. Tech seems to have landed a good one in Christensen.

Coach Stone also landed 3 other Top Drawer recruits, all 4* commits and all from the state of Texas. Defender Rebekah O'Brien from Spring and Forwards Natalie Schmutz from Texas 5A power Flower Mound Marcus and Sara Summers from perennial 4A state contender Dallas Highland Park were all very highly recruited nationally. Summers was ranked by Top Drawer (the Rivals of national youth soccer) as the #33 college forward recruit in the nation. Schmutz was also targeted by many colleges nationally but she stayed in-state with Tech and was a huge get for the Raider's side.

Tech also signed 2 other out of state forwards, Haleigh Fancher, a high energy striker from Missouri and Alex Marmureanu, another strong but fast forward out of Marymount High in Los Angeles.

5 of the 6 field players that Stone recruited this season all have forward experience which indicates a high skill level in this class. This follows a trend of-late by Stone of going after players like Janine Beckie, who have very high skill level and who usually rise to the occasion in close matches in a very competitive environment like D-1 Big 12 soccer.

While it will be interesting to see how hungry the 2014 squad will be after the best season in program history in 2013, these new recruits indicate that nationally recruited talent are willing to come to Lubbock to display their wares and offer themselves up to a very high level of international style coaching that Stone and his staff offer.

Blitzes left Webb unfazed as a freshman

The bowl game was the high point, but Webb sure didn’t seem to play like a freshman all season, finishing 226-of-361 for 2,718 yards with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The Red Raiders went 3-3 with Webb as a starter with losses to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.

An Interview With My Son

I've been able to interview Kliff Kingsbury and David Ubben and Hanz about Texas Tech, so I interviewed my 4 year old to get his thoughts on the Spurs. Please go over there and rec it so my son doesn't get a complex.

2014 Pre-Preseason Rankings - Big 12 by College Footbal News

"What’s Up Going Into The Offseason?: Apparently, Davis Webb would like the starting quarterback job going into next year, thank you very much. Michael Brewer might be Kliff Kingsbury’s guy,..."

Strong coming on strong

Yeah right, this will never work in Austin, home of the hippie.

Lincoln Riley towards the open position at Notre Dame as quarterbacks coach.

The Texas OC will not be East Carolina offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, who was a rumored candidate for the offensive coordinator position over the weekend and has ties to the state after coaching at Texas Tech for years. At 30 years old, Riley is a bit of a prodigy because of his youth, but 247Sports is reporting that he is not a candidate and it now appears that Riley is angling towards the open position at Notre Dame as quarterbacks coach.

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