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Texas Tech Thursday Morning Notes - Unstoppable Offense Edition

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Double-T Nation News:

Guys, I'm feeling a little under the weather this morning, luckily for me, there's not much out there.


As a side note, I haven't mentioned it too much before, but SB Nation is going to be getting an upgrade, which means that DTN will be changing as well. I don't have a time-table as to when it will happen for DTN, but from what I can tell it's going to be pretty special and I think it will make all SB Nation sites unique and special.


You can expect the linebacker preview tomorrow and I'll also be previewing the Texas Tech v. Stanford game on Saturday morning.

Texas Tech Football:

LAJ's Don Williams talks with interim defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill about the new defensive players starting classes in January. Once again, the link isn't live, i.e. no permanent address, so you may have to go to the LAJ home page. Here's Coach McNeill on the "problem" of having too many defensive ends:

"Great problem,'' McNeill said. "You always want to have that problem of having too many really, really good players at defensive line, for both the run game and the pass game. In this league we play in, the Big 12, the teams we face, the spread offenses we face, you've got to have enough D-linemen.''

More competition, breeds better players. Nothing motivates a talented player more than playing time and if that's all a coach has then so long as the players have talent, it will be exiting.

Here's new JUCO defensive end Brandon Sesay:

"It's all about what the future holds,'' he said. "Texas Tech has an unstoppable offense. They're automatically going to score. All they need is some help on defense. I feel like I can contribute.''

How much do you like that? It's about time that players start to realize that there are lots of opportunities on the defense and it seems that McNeill will play the best player, doesn't care about playing favorites.

Here's McNeill on new JUCO defensive back Jarell Routt:

"Jarell Routt will come in and be really good for us,'' McNeill said. "We liked him out of high school. He has speed. He's gotten a little bigger, so we feel good about Jarell coming in and being a player that can help as well quickly.''

Finally, we have Leach comment on Frenship's Seth Doege:

"There was a time where he was one of the top recruits in America,'' Leach said. "Some people have flinched at that for the (injury) reasons mentioned, but we haven't. That doesn't change how he plays. You don't recruit too many guys that don't have an injury at some point.''

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"He's accurate,'' Leach said. "He makes good decisions. He's got quick feet. How fast he's going to be, we'll see that over time. Right now, I would say as far as a guy coming in, he's got a medium arm, but he hasn't been lifting a lot of weights, off-season and the rest, so I expect that to improve. Keep in mind we've gotten a lot of mileage out of guys with weak arms. I think when all is said and done it's going to be a pretty strong arm.''

Great stuff from Don, again, this morning.


DMN's Brandon George is reporting that running back Shannon Woods will not play, unless there's an injury to Crawford or Lewis.