Double-T Nation News:
I'm going to start working on some positional previews this weekend and I'll start rolling those out leading up to the Gator Bowl.
Texas Tech Football:
In Coach Mike Leach coaching rumors, Daily News' Brian Dohn discusses that the interest in Coach Leach is "lukewarm" and is not expected to be on the short list for the UCLA head coaching position. Here's Dohn on Leach:
Leach built the Red Raiders into an offensive force with his spread formations and affinity for throwing the ball. He is interested in the job, sources said, but UCLA is not reciprocating such interest.
Leach has a reputation as being quirky - and outspoken - and that might not sit well at UCLA, sources said. Also, sources said Leach, who is scheduled to make $1.85 million next season and $2.15 million in 2010, is not salary driven and would come to Westwood for under-market value. But finances could still be an issue with hiring Karl Dorrell's replacement.
Freshman receiver Michael Crabtree hopes to bring home the Biletnikoff Trophy, which goes to the nation's top wide receiver. Tune in at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN for the beginning of the awards show. Crabtree's competition is Jordy Nelson from Kansas State and Mario Manningham from Michigan. LAJ's Don Williams has talks with Crabtree about this year's experiences:
Coach Leach had this to say about his wide receiver:
An excellent article on Crabtree, go read the whole thing.
Michael Crabtree: (8:40 PM ET ) Yeah, I plan on it.
I won't hold Crabtree to it, but that would be awesome if he did.
A little bit late, the FWST brings us their All-Big 12 Team, which includes Michael Crabtree as the Newcomer of the Year as well as 1st team recognition, receiver Danny Amendola, offensive tackle Louis Vasquez, defensive end Brandon Williams, and cornerback Jamar Wall all on the 2nd team. I applaud the addition of Wall to the 2nd team, he deserved that.
One other note from the FWST, John Miller takes a look at college teams that hire NFL coaches. Interesting.
Texas Tech Basketball:
Here's the official boxscore from last night's win over Louisiana Tech, 86-31. Perhaps this team's most dominating performance with 50 rebounds 20 assists, only 12 turnovers, and forcing 21 Bulldog turnovers. Still, Louisiana Tech was a really bad team and the Red Raiders should have done the same thing to the Gents.
LAJ's Jeff Walker has his game story from last night's win. Here's Coach Pat Knight on last night's game:
Coach Pat Knight also had a nice quote about Tyler Hoffmeister, who hit his second bucket of his career: