Double-T Nation News:
Michael Crabtree, Tim Tebow, Darren McFadden and Chris Long were announced as finalists for the AT&T All-America of the Year. DTN reader djollie111 was all over this yesterday and has the details of how you can vote for Crabtree. Stuff that ballot box!
Our friend Bond at DT! has returned from vacation with a good story about meeting a SWC legend.
Texas Tech Football:
In Mike Leach coaching news, Sporting News' Tom Deinhart says that Mike Leach and Steve Mariucci are the names he is still hearing for the UCLA head coaching position. Deinhart's source said that Leach will talk with UCLA officials on Tuesday. We'll see.
Freshman receiver Michael Crabtree was named to the Football Writers Association of America All-American First Team. This makes it four out of the five first teams of the NCAA recognized All-American teams for Mr. Crabtree. Also noted in the press release is that UT did not have a player named on the First Team, which is something that hasn't happened in 13 years.
LAJ's Don Williams has an excellent article this morning about the future competition at middle linebacker with Victor Hunter and Sam Fehoko. Interim defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill says that Brian Duncan might not move back to the middle because of the improving play of Hunter:
"Coupled with the fact that Victor did well the last two games and improved really each week, that gives you a great decision and a great place to be in as a football coach.''
Good stuff from Don this morning, go read the whole thing.
Texas Tech Basketball:
LAJ's Jeff Walker talks with Coach Pat Knight about the 10 day break between games. I thought this was the most interesting quote from Coach Pat Knight:
"... We're still looking. That's why we're playing guys like (Mike) Singletary and D'walyn Roberts, because we might have to go small like we used to use Mikey Marshall in that position."
Knight sees the same things that we see, that as nice as it was for Rizvic to get some time, and he may be the best big man option right now, he still struggles mightily offensively. I would be fine with Roberts and Singletary getting a bulk of the time, but that would mean that Texas Tech fans would need to be patient with this club. Playing 3 freshmen means that there will be some growing pains. There's no other way around it.