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Friday Morning Notes

Texas Tech Football:

It's mostly quiet now on the football front. My wife is going out of town this weekend so that means I'll be working on the review/preview for each position. The quarterback position is completed and I hope to get on some sort of schedule now that the offseason is about to start.

LAJ's Don Williams wraps up the 2007 recruiting class.

According to Rivals.com John Talman, Tech had the 9th best class in the Big 12. I've got a lot of questions about his rankings, but I think I'll leave that to someone who actually knows more about these players than myself (although I wonder if a team should be lauded for it's excellent JUCO kids because the window for the potential for impact is so small that you had better be sure that you hit on every recruit).

Texas Tech Basketball:

Former Texas A&M head basketball coach, Shelby Metcalf, died at the age of 76. I remember watching Metcalf on the sidelines during the early 80's and I remember the 1987 team that won the conference tournament to qualify for an NCAA birth as well. Shelby will be missed.

LAJ's Jeff Walker has an excellent article about how former Tech basketball coach, Gerald Myers remembers Shelby. Good read.

LAJ's Jeff Walker lays out what Tech must do to qualify for the tournament. It's a tough road, but it's not impossible.

Texas Tech Baseball:

The Red Raiders host the Red Raider Classic, beginning Friday at 3:00 p.m. against Northwestern.

LAJ's George Watson previews this weekend's series and has some series notes, including starting pitchers.

If you enjoy watching the Red Raiders on the diamond, you have got to check out the official Texas Tech baseball website. It's really well done in comparison to the other team sites (when I say that I mean men's basketball and football). On the Baseball Central page, for a fee you can listen to the broadcast or watch the video. And you can check out the game channel (a live box score) which doesn't cost a dime. Kudos (yes, I just said kudos) to the baseball club to make it as easy as possible to follow the games.