I've been a little preoccupied the last couple of days. My 84 year old secretary's daughter passed away on Sunday. It's sad seeing her have to bury her daughter, and helping out has kept me away from blogging responsibilities more than usual. I'll just be staying up later and waking up earlier.
I will be going to the game on Saturday against Iowa State and I'm excited about my first game in Lubbock of the year.
Texas Tech Football:
LAJ's Don Williams recalls last year 42-26 victory over Iowa State last year. Harrell had 6 touchdowns that day and had this to say about this year's matchup:
Coach Leach thinks that Iowa State's coach Gene Chizik's situation reminds him of his first year at Texas Tech:
FWST's Dwain Price's Texas Tech Notes mentions that despite incredible numbers, there's been little to no attention given to Harrell and Crabtree in regards to the Heisman, but Coach Leach has thoughts on the Heisman Race:
Leach also commented the defense and the quick attitude adjustment the defense has undertaken:
"[Defensive coordinator] Ruffin [McNeill] is very key to that and spearheaded that."
DMN's Bill Nichols notes that Brian Duncan, who started in place of Kellen Tillman at strongside linebacker on Saturday will return to backing up Paul Williams at middle linebacker. Also, when asked if there were any special instructions on the Red Raiders scoring on their opening drive:
DT's Adam Coleman focuses on the number of young players who played and excelled against NW St., including Lyle Leong, Detron Lewis, Tyler Potts, Aaron Crawford and Brian Duncan. Graham Harrell had this to say about wide receiver Lyle Leong:
Big 12 Football:
FWST's Wendell Barnhouse focuses on the fuzzy national title picture.