Viva The Matadors Interviews

A Red Raider Searches Palau for U.S. Soldiers MIA


Viva the Matadors interviews Casey Doyle, a member of the project, which attempts to find World War II soldiers missing in action.

An Interview with Tequila 512 Founder Scott Willis


Tequila 512 Founder Scott Willis is a fellow Red Raider. He chats with us about food trucks, life in Austin, and all things agave.

Baron Batch Talks Art, Salsa, the NCAA & Football


Former Texas Tech football player Baron Batch talks to Viva The Matadors about art, salsa-making, the NCAA, returning to Lubbock as a former player and what it means to be a Red Raider.

Building a Monster | Interview with Coach Esposito


Texas Tech men’s basketball assistant Coach Joe Esposito let me pick his brain. His views and ideas on hard work need to be heard by all. His passion for Red Raider basketball is magnetic. It’s...

Kliff Kingsbury on Gregg Popovich & The System


Coach Kingsbury shares his thoughts on Gregg Popovich, Bill Belichick, the "family approach" to coaching and not ceding all credit to the system.

Will Smith Talks About His Pro-Day, the NFL & TTU


Texas Tech linebacker Will Smith talks about getting to the NFL, his pro-day at Texas Tech and what it means to be a Red Raider.

VTM Interviews Tech Special Teams Coach Chiaverini


Darrin Chiaverini has only been on Coach Kingsbury's staff for a couple of weeks but he's already made a huge impact on the recruiting trail. After our interview it's also obvious he's going to...

3 Chords & The Truth: The Josh Abbott Interview


In a short time he's become famous for his songwriting and live shows. The Josh Abbott Band is taking Texas Country Music by storm & having a helluva time doing it. Josh is also a proud Tech Alum &...

Ball Don't Lie: His Winding Road to Honesty


The phrase has become a cult phenomenon. There's a questionable play call so something bad happens a few plays later to even things in the cosmos, and a nation cries in unison "Ball don't lie." We...

An Interview with Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury


Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with us and answer a few questions. Keeping things true to form, we covered everything from recruiting to...

10 Questions for FSSW Reporter David Ubben


David Ubben covers the Big 12 for Fox Sports Southwest and previously for ESPN. He recently stopped by to share his thoughts on Kliff Kingsbury, the Big 12 race, and he answered the one burning...

Do Tech bell ringers do that thing on purpose?


We caught up with the now famous Saddle Tramps Bangin' Bertha Bell Ringer from last Saturday night's game. Yes, he's the bell ringer with the unforgettable smile. And yes, he wants to bang the bell...

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