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Texas Tech Tuesday Morning Notes - The No Distractions Edition

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DTN News:

There's so much little stuff out there this morning, I don't know if I'm going to have enough time to get to all of it and I'm starting to feel like Frank the Tank:

Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time.

That movie is still somewhat relevant and cool, right?

If I can't get to one of your stories, that you've emailed me, I'm not shunning you, it's just a time consideration. Please post a diary, you'll be doing me a favor as well as everyone who comes to Double T Nation. Those of you who have signed up for a free account also know that the blogging software somehow lets you know when someone has posted a new diary and when there are new comments, whether they be on the first page on in a diary.

Texas Tech Football:

The Colorado game has been moved to 11:00 a.m. on October 27, 2007. That means that my brother-in-law and other Red Raiders are going to have to leave awfully early Saturday morning or leave Friday night and stay half-way from DFW to Lubbock.

DMN's Brandon George has an excellent story on the differences and similarities between Texas Tech's Graham Harrell and Mizzou's Chase Daniel, both spent their high school years in the Metroplex.

George also has two short stories, the first on the Texas Tech secondary, who will face two outstanding tight ends on Saturday. Here's Chris Parker (who by the way, isn't afraid to hit anyone):

"It's something we haven't seen the whole year, to have two tight ends of their caliber," Parker said. "They're good at what they do. They get open. You would think that a receiver has better routes than a tight end, so it's about keeping your eyes in the right place."

The second article points to the improvement of the Texas Tech defense under Coach Ruffin McNeill.

LAJ's Don Williams feature this morning is the cancellation of the last two Sunday practices. Don also turns in the Red Raiders Football Notebook, Don details the similarities between Mizzou's freshman phenom Jeremy Maclin and Michael Crabtree and starting Missouri running back Tony Temple should return on Saturday. Finally, in the LAJ's Big 12 Power Rankings, Don has the Red Raiders checking in at #4.

FWST's Dwain Price has his Texas Tech Football Notes the most interesting note was from Texas Tech linebacker Brian Duncan about distractions and respect for the opponent:

"We don't allow distractions, even within the team," Duncan said. "If we find a distraction within the team, we try to do away with that properly.

"If we do have an opportunity to share some information [with the media] or say anything, we have to respect the other team. That's just about being a classy defense. We're real classy, and we don't degrade anybody, but as far as distractions are concerned, that's zero tolerance."

DTN reader TracySaulRulz emails the following links:

Texas Tech Basketball:

LAJ's Jeff Walker has a feature on Coach Knight and what he thinks about this year's club and he's ready to move on from victory 880. Here's Coach Knight:

"If we can develop to do what we want to do offensively, we'll be all right offensively," Knight said. "That's not what I'm concerned about. What I'm concerned about is being better defensively. We were pretty good last year, but the difference between pretty good and really good was our defense."

Coach Knight also dismisses the idea that Crabtree would join the team, having the opportunity to dominate yet another sport.