Double T Nation News:
I forgot to mention that I put up a new poll earlier this week, go vote on the outcome of Saturday's game against Colorado.
Texas Tech Football:
We lead off with DMN's Brandon George, who notes that Captain Leach is not a fan of the punt. Coach Leach on the Missouri game:
I had the same sentiment during and after the game, but the thing most interesting to me is that Texas Tech has perhaps the most reflective coach in America who is willing to admit his mistakes. I hardly ever see a coach admit that he's wrong and that's certainly refreshing. Leach continues:
He actually sounds pretty conflicted over whether or not to punt when he's in that 35 to 40 yard range, but I think Leach's insistence on going for it on 4th down is more a result of his belief that he 4 to 5 yards on 4th down is no different than 2nd or 3rd. I think he honestly believes that the offense can get this yardage more times than not, so why the hell not.
LAJ's Don Williams checks in with defensive coordinator, Ruffin McNeill, who asks his defense play like they did for the 3 weeks prior to Missouri. Chris Parker on Coach McNeill's request:
Coach McNeill on the last three days of practice:
Don's Red Raiders Football Notebook has a lot of interesting depth position notes. First, true freshman Mickey Okafor is moving from right tackle to left tackle, which isn't necessarily a surprise for me as I always thought that Okafor was too athletic not to be at left tackle. The only contingency was whether or not he would have the strength to play left tackle. Dominique Delpeche will remain at right tackle. Don also details the linemen who travel with the team.
Also of note is the middle linebacker position, where sophomore Victor Hunter has been backing up Paul Williams, but that Brian Duncan may be best suited for the position. Also, freshman Sam Fehoko is showing Coach McNeill that he can play:
Texas Tech Basketball:
DT's Adam Coleman has a very intriguing article about Martin Zeno stepping into the leadership role for Texas Tech. Here's Coach Knight on the leadership last year:
Is that an indictment on Jay Jackson? Knight continues that Zeno understands the team's need to be a leader for this group of men:
Big 12 and College Football:
SAEN's Tim Griffin Sizes Up the Big 12 where Harrell and Crabtree are no longer atop his Big 12 POY offensive standings . . . FWST's Wendell Barnhouse checks in with his College Football Insider . . .